Dr. Stephen Leach
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Computer Science web site.
Distance students can earn the same bachelor's degrees as on-campus students, following the same curriculum. The curriculum is specifically designed for a student preparing for a fulfilling lifetime career as a computer professional.
This major provides a broad-based background sufficient for entry to a career in computing. It provides a systems view of computing, emphasizing the interdependence of design, object orientation, and distributed systems and networks, from basic software through systems design.
This major develops core competencies in programming, database structure, computer organization, and operating systems. It allows opportunities to study a range of other aspects of computer and information science, such as information security, data communication/ networks, computer and network systems administration, theoretical computer science, and software engineering. Every student can expect to become proficient at programming in C, C++, and Assembly Language. Additionally, students will be exposed to other languages such as Java, C#, Ada, Lisp, Scheme, Prolog, Perl, and HTML.
The coursework required for this major includes an embedded collateral minor in mathematics and physical sciences. It is ABET/CAC accredited and is intended to be sufficient for entry to a graduate program in computer science. Students that apply for the Fall or Spring semesters may have limited options in building a schedule, unless they have taken a course equivalent to COP3014 prior to admission to FSU.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Computer Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Assuming that the student has completed the equivalent of an AA degree and the required prerequisites, the degree can be completed in 2 years by full-time students (4 years by part-time students)
These courses may not be offered every semester.
Pre-requisite coursework includes the following:
The coursework required for this major includes an embedded collateral minor in mathematics and physical sciences. At least 45 credit hours need to be at the 3000/4000 level. At least half the courses for the major have to be taken at FSU and the last 30 hours have to be taken at FSU, either on-campus or online.