# CS Curriculum Revisions 2019-2020

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, and firming up the foundations in the CS concentration.
- BS - shift to more 4 hour courses
- MS - new DS concentration, streamline academic concentration

# 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.

Open question - prerequisite structure. Things that required 201 now require 260 and/or 303/451?

## Required for all CS Majors

- Retain from current requirements
- CS 151 (3) Intro to Programming, CS 470 (4) Programming Languages

- Modifications of current requirements
- CS 303 (4) - currently Discrete Structures, change to Intro to Theory of Computation ("theory lite")
- CS 451 (4) - currently Architecture, change to Intro to Systems ("systems lite"), Change # to be 351?
- CS 499 (4) - currently Senior Seminar, change to Senior Design, have students take it their last two semesters

- New requirements
- CS 260 (3) Object-Oriented Programming
- Pass Qualifying Exam

- Total - = 22 credits of CS

## Information Science Concentration

- Retain from current requirements
- CS 170 (4) Web Programming, CS 469 (4) Unix/Linux Administration and Networking, CS 479 (4) Web Programming II

- New requirements
- CS 101 Fundamentals of Computing, CSS 211 Intro to Computer Security, CSS 331 Files and Database Systems, CSS 210 Intro to Networking

- Total - 24 credits of CS

## Computing Science Concentration

- Retain from current requirements
- CS 201 (4) Computer Science I, CS 202 (4) Computer Science II, MATH 131 (4) Calculus I, MATH (4) 132 Calculus II

- Modifications of current requirements
- CS 458 (4) - currently Algorithms, becomes Algorithms and Theory of Computation
- CS 456 (4) Systems Programming - becomes 4 credit hours

- New requirements
- Additional mathematics - choose 6 credits from - MATH 241 Principles of Statistics, MATH 313 Elementary Linear Algebra, MATH 341 Probability and Statistics, MATH 252 Programming in Mathematics

- Total - 16 credits of CS, 8+6 = 14 credits of math

## Data Science

New concentration

- Retain from current requirements
- CS 457 Database Processing, CS 475 Artificial Intelligence, MATH 131 Calculus I, MATH 132 Calculus II

- New requirements
- MATH 313 Elementary Linear Algebra, MATH 341 Probability and Statistics
- CS 401 Programming for Data Science I (need to create 400 level version)

- What else?
- Could also use, but would need to create the 400 level version and confirm with Math group and department chairperson
- MATH 403/503 Linear Algebra and Modeling for Data Science and Analytics, MATH 440/540 Statistics for Data Science and Analytics

- Something else new?

- Could also use, but would need to create the 400 level version and confirm with Math group and department chairperson
- Total - 9 credits of CS, 8+6 = 14 credits of math

## No Longer Required

Courses that are no longer required in any concentration. Can be banked if we don't plan to offer.

- CS 452 Software Engineering, CS 471 Operating Systems, CS 420 Theory of Computation, CS 421 Formal Methods, CS 473 Computer Networks
- Total - 5 courses, 15 credits

# Graduate Degree - CS MS

Current requirements are at - [1]

## Required for all CS Majors

- Retain from current requirements
- Culminating Experience - CS 685, 695, 699 (or BIO options for bioinformatics concentration)

- New Requirement
- Pass Qualifying Exam

## Academic Concentration

- Modifications of current requirements

## Professional Concentration

- Modifications of current requirements
- CS 500 Programming Fundamentals - instead require CS 500 or CS 501 Programming for Data Science & Analytics I

## Bioinformatics Concentration

- Modifications of current requirements
- CS 500 Programming Fundamentals - instead require CS 500 or CS 501 Programming for Data Science & Analytics I
- Electives - allow CS 501, 601

## Data Science - New Concentration

- Required Coursework
- CS 501 Programming for Data Science & Analytics I
- CS 557 Database Processing
- CS 575 Artificial Intelligence
- CS 601 Programming for Data Science & Analytics II
- CS 617 Databases, Data Mining, and Big Data
- MATH 503 Linear Algebra and Modeling for Data Science and Analytics
- MATH 540 Statistics for Data Science & Analytics

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).