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Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 Previous Edition

Computer Science, Computing Systems Concentration, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts program requires a more compact set of a computer science core.  In addition to a primary computer science concentration as in the B.S. program, it also requires 21-24 credit hours of a second concentration in a non-computer science discipline, possibly forming a minor in that discipline area.  Graduates from the B.A. program are expected to have knowledge and skill in computer science plus a complementary discipline, such as business, cognitive science, biology, or any other discipline to which computing applies.  The emphasis in this program is less theoretical/mathematical, and more on the applied side of computing.

Additional Degree Requirements

Outside Concentration (15 credit hours)

A component of 15 credit hours of approved non-computer science courses forming an integrated program of outside concentration must be included.  In general, an outside concentration consists of 6 hours at the 3000-level or above, plus an additional 9 hours of approved non-ITCS courses, forming an integrated program of secondary strength.

Business Outside Concentration

Consists of a prescribed set of courses from the College of Business and one 3000-level course from a restricted set of choices.

Mathematics Outside Concentration

Consists of 9 credit hours of approved mathematics courses at the 3000-level or above plus 6 additional credit hours of elective courses. 

Technical Electives (6 credit hours)

Students select two additional ITCS or ITIS courses at the 3000-level or above. 


Suggested Curriculum

For a suggested curriculum progression toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at

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