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

Computer Science, Networking and Distributed Systems Concentration, B.A.


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


Secondary Concentration (21-24 credit hours)


A component of approved non-computer science courses forming an integrated program of secondary concentration must be included in the B.A. in Computer Science program.  In general, a secondary concentration consists of 9 hours at the 3000-level or above, plus an additional 12 hours of approved non-computer science courses, forming an integrated program in a complementary (or applied) area to computer science, possibly forming a minor in that discipline area.  A three-hour bridge course is included in the 21-24 hours.  This course bridges between computer science and the secondary concentration discipline, which can be a computer science course or a course in the other discipline.  The secondary concentration requirement is quite flexible and can be tailored to a student’s interest upon the approval of his/her academic advisor.  To illustrate this, here are two possibilities:

Technical Elective Courses (6 credit hours)


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 academics.uncc.edu.