Computer Science, BS
Offered in: Chicago
The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology offers three majors in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Data Analytics. Courses are also provided for computer literacy. All courses presented for the major and minor must be approved in accordance with approved curriculum check sheets and must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. A minimum of 15 credit hours of CST coursework must be completed at Roosevelt University.
Because of the rapidly changing nature of this field of study, computing courses taken more than eight years ago cannot be counted towards degree requirements unless the student has been continuously registered since the time the course was taken (excluding summers). A double major among any of the CST majors is not offered because of the aligned nature of these degree programs. For additional information, please view the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology website.
The Computer Science program follows the traditional computer science curriculum with its emphasis on mathematics and computing systems theory. It prepares students to pursue careers in highly technical areas such as systems programming and software engineering, or to go on to pursue graduate degrees in computer science.
At least 30 credit hours of credit must be taken at Roosevelt University, with at least 15 of these in the computer science major; at most 60 credit hours may be taken at the 100 level. At least 69 credit hours must be in non-computing courses. Students planning to pursue an MS in computer science should take MATH 231 CALCULUS I, MATH 245 DISCRETE STRUCTURES, andMATH 246 LINEAR ALGEBRA, as well as CST 280 INTRODUCTION TO ALGORITHMS in their curriculum.
The final 30 credit hours of the degree must be taken at Roosevelt University. At least 15 credit hours of credit in the computer science major must also be taken at Roosevelt. At most 60 credit hours may be taken at the 100 level. At least 63 credit hours must be in non-computing courses. A minor in mathematics is required.
Further requirements for the BS Degree:
- at least 60 credit hours in the computer sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and/or psychology;
- a supporting sequence of 15 credit hours in one second science discipline (biology, chemistry, computer science, data analytics, mathematics, physical science, physics, or psychology), excluding MATH 115 QUANTITATIVE & SPATIAL REASONING or lower; CST 115 DIGITAL MEDIACRAFT, A&S or lower; PHSC 102 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY II or lower
|CST 150||COMPUTER SCIENCE I||4|
|CST 250||COMPUTER SCIENCE II||4|
|CST 280||INTRODUCTION TO ALGORITHMS||3|
|CST 311||ANALYSIS OF REAL WORLD NETWORKS||3|
|CST 317||OPERATING SYSTEMS||3|
|CST 333||DATABASE SYSTEMS||3|
|CST 370||SOFTWARE ENGINEERING I||3|
|CST 372||PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|THEORY OF COMPUTATION|
|Three 300+ level CST courses||9|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|O.O.P AND WEB SERVICES|
|NETWORK APPLICATIONS PROGRAM|
|WEB-BASE DATABASE APPLICATIONS|
Other Prorgramming Course
|Required Math Courses|
|MATH 217||ELEMENTARY STATISTICS||3|
|MATH 245||DISCRETE STRUCTURES||3|
|MATH 246||LINEAR ALGEBRA||3|
|General Education, University Writing Requirement, and Electives|
|Courses to total 120||70|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
General Education Requirements
|Academic Communities of Practice|
|ACP 101||FIRST YEAR SEMINAR 1||3|
|ACP 110||PRIMARY TEXTS||3|
|ACP 250||GROUNDS FOR CHANGE||3|
|English Composition 2|
|ENG 101||COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING & WRITING||3|
|ENG 102||COMPOSITION II: INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC RESEARCH||3|
|Select 9 credits from the following subject areas: African-American Studies, Art History, English (excluding ENG 101 and ENG 102), History, Languages, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Speech and Women's and Gender Studies||9|
|MATH 110||QUANTITATIVE LITERACY (or above) 3||3|
|Non-Western course (can be used for Humanities or Social Sciences general education requirements)||3|
|RU mission-related course 2|
|LIBS 201||WRITING SOCIAL JUSTICE||3|
|One biological science and one physical science required (at least one must be a four-hour lab (not applicable for science majors)||7-8|
|Select 9 credits from the following subject areas: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies||9|
|Total Credit Hours||49-50|
Required for students who enter RU with fewer than 12 credit hours
Minimum grade of C- required
Math, Computer Science & Technology, and Science majors have different requirements--see advisor
These quantitative requirements also apply to degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences:
- Students may apply no more than 60 credit hours of 100-level courses toward the degree.
- Students must apply no fewer than 60 credit hours of 200- and 300-level courses toward the degree.
- Students must have at least 18 credit hours (of the 60 credit hours above) at the 300 level.
- Students may transfer in no more than 66 credit hours from community colleges.
- Students must take their final 30 hours at Roosevelt University. Note that some majors have additional requirements for RU hours.
- Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to graduate. Note that some majors have additional GPA requirements.
- Students must have a minimum of 90 hours in Arts and Sciences.
- Students may apply no more than 51 hours in the major (BA) or 57 hours in the major (BS)