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## Revision as of 04:09, 8 May 2019

Below are proposed revisions to the CS BS and MS degrees. A few guiding principals...

- BS - widen the split between the computing science and information science concentrations - making the IS concentration more doable/attractive to more students, firming up the foundations in the CS concentration, adding a data science concentration.
- MS - new data science concentration, streamline academic concentration
- BS and MS - shift some key courses to be 4-5 hour courses, ensuring a stronger foundation for more students.

The # of credits for each course is in (). Existing requirements that are being eliminated are in ~~strikethrough~~.

The learning outcomes for the courses are given in CS learning outcomes.

## Contents

# Undergraduate Degree - CS BS

Note that the current major includes 10 courses required of all majors, 5 additional courses required for information science, 3 CS courses required of computing science, and 2 math courses required for computing science.

current minor, current certificate

## CS Majors/Minor Overview

6 semester plan for the undergrad major

Term | All/Minor | CS | IS | DS |
---|---|---|---|---|

Fall 1 | 151 | 101 | 151, Math 131 | |

Spring 1 | 201, Math 131 | 151, CSS 210 | 201, Math 132 | |

Fall 2 | stats, 251 | 202, Math 132, 203 | 170, CSS 211 | 202, Math 231 |

Spring 2 | 456 | 201, 203, CSS 331 | Math 313, 401 | |

Fall 3 | 499 | 458, 471 | 457, 479 | 457, 475 |

Spring 3 | 470, 499 | 473 | 469 |

Names of courses, and ones to be > 3 credit hours

All | CS | IS | DS |
---|---|---|---|

Stats - Math 241 or 341 |
202 Algorithms I? (4) |
101 Fundamentals of Computing |
Math 131, 132, 231 Calc I, II, III |

Prereqs

- 101 or 151 -> CSS 210, CSS 211, CSS 311
- 151 -> 201, 203, 251, 170
- 201 -> 202, 470, 499, 457
- 202 -> 458, 456, 475
- 456 -> 471, 473
- 251 -> 456, 469
- 203 -> 458, 457
- 170 -> 479
- Math 313 -> 401, 475
- Math 231 ->

# Graduate Degree - CS MS

Current requirements are at - [1]

## MS Overview

4 semester plan

Term | Pro | Academic | Bioinf | DS |
---|---|---|---|---|

Fall 1 | 500, 501, 600 | 500, 558, --- | 500 or 501, 600, BIO 581 | 501, Math 503, 6xy |

Spring 1 | 609, ---, --- | 556, 658, --- | 618, BIO 587, --- | 601, Math 540, 575 |

Fall 2 | 617, ---, --- | 671, ---, --- | 617 or 557, BIO 680, --- | 617, 557, 6xy |

Spring 2 | 685, --- | 695, --- | 685 or 695 or BIO, --- | 695 |

Names of courses, and ones to be > 3 hours

Pro | Academic | Bioinf | DS |
---|---|---|---|

500 Programming Fundamentals |
558 Algorithms (5) |
BIO 581 Genome Science |
501 Prog for DS and Anal I |

Other changes

- Pass Comprehensive Exam
- Culminating experience - give incomplete when insufficient work done

## Data Science - New Concentration

### Admissions

To declare the data science concentration, students must demonstrate competency (through coursework/transcript or otherwise) in the following - basic programming and data structures, multivariate calculus, matrix algebra. To be prepared for the DS MS, an undergraduate at ISU should complete the following - CS 151 Intro to Computer Science, CS 260 Object Oriented Programming, MATH 131/132/231 Calculus I/II/III, MATH 313 Elementary Linear Algebra.

### Curriculum

- CS 501 Programming for Data Science & Analytics I (3)
- CS 557 Database Processing (3) (if 457 not taken as undergrad)
- CS 575 Artificial Intelligence (3) (if 475 not taken as undergrad)
- CS 601 Programming for Data Science & Analytics II (3)
- CS 617 Databases, Data Mining, and Big Data (3)
- MATH 503 Linear Algebra and Modeling for Data Science and Analytics (3)
- MATH 540 Statistics for Data Science & Analytics (3)

This is 7 required courses. Adding the 3 credit culminating experience then gives 8 courses, and 3 courses of 600-level electives (need all 3 to be 600 level so the total is 18 credits of 600 level).

## Accelerated MS Program

An accelerated MS program is a chance for an ISU undergrad to finish the BS and MS in 4+1 years. The university-wide policies are - policies. An example program is - accelerated Math MS

- Students must have 3.0 GPA and have completed 80% of their required credits by the start of their 4th year.
- Students must finish their BS with 3.0 GPA.
- Can take up to 9 credits of 500 level courses and 6 credits of 600 level courses in final year of BS. Up to 9 credits of 500 level can count for both BS and MS. Note that 600 level courses don't count towards being full time for financial aid.

# Teaching Schedule

When these changes are in effect (2020-2021), the CS teaching schedule could be ...

- Fall and Spring (52) - 101, 151, 151, 151, 170, 201 (4), 202 (4), 203 (4), 256, 256, 260, 351 (5), 499 (2), 500, 401/501, 685/695/699
- Fall (30) - 479, CSS 210, CSS 331, 458 (4), 457, 470, 671 (5), 600, 603/611, 617
- Spring (30) - 469, CSS 211, 456 (4), 475, 658 (5), 601, 602/610, 618/619, 609
- Total - 52*2+30+30 - 164 credit hours,

And taught by ...

- Abhyankar - fall CSS 210, 603/611, 470, 256 | spring 256, 256, CSS 211, 602/610
- Baker - fall 457, 479, 351(5) | spring 351(5), 456(4), 469
- Exoo - fall 617, 401/501, 671(5) | spring 475, 601, 401/501
- Kinne - fall 151, GH 101 | spring 151, BD4ISU
- Rafiey - fall 458(4), 600, 256 | spring 658(5), 618/619
- Sternfeld - fall 500, 499(2), 170, 203(4) | spring 203(4), 500, 609, 499(2)
- New CS Faculty Member - fall 202(4), 685, CSS 331 | spring 202(4), 685, 170
- Boulware - fall 260 | spring 260
- May - fall 101, 201(4) | spring 101, 201(4)
- GAs - fall 151, 151, 260 | spring 151, 151, 260
- not offered with current staffing - [420], [473], [452], [421], [471]

Note - this assumes that Math is able to offer MATH 403/503, 440/540