|Description of Major|
Fast track to a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering
The following is a track within the Computer Science major for those students who want to complete a Master of Science in Software Engineering through the Graduate Programs in Software (GPS) department. After obtaining their Bachelor's degree in CISC, students continue on to take 10 additional GPS classes, instead of 14, to obtain a Master's degree. The following are the requirements for that program:
CISC 130* Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving in the Sciences (4 credits) or CISC 131* Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (4 credits)
Note : CISC 131 is recommended for this major
CISC 210 Information Security (4 credits)
CISC 230* Object-Oriented Design and Programming (4 credits)
CISC 231 Data Structures Using Object-Oriented Design (4 credits)
CISC 310 Operating Systems (4 credits)
CISC 340 Computer Architecture (4 credits)
CISC 370 Computer Networking (4 credits)
CISC 605 Technical Communications (4 credits)
CISC 610 Software Engineering (4 credits)
CISC 625 Software Project Management (4 credits)
CISC 630 Database Design (4 credits)
STAT 220 Statistics I (4 credits)
One CISC or IDTH elective course numbered 100 through 499
* Note : A grade of C- or above must be earned by majors in these courses.
MATH 114 Calculus II (4 credits)
MATH 128 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (4 credits)
1. To be admitted to the track when the student declares a major field, the student must have a current overall GPA of 2.70. To continue with the program after attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in CS the student must have a GPA of 3.00 in the courses identified above.
2. When the student is admitted to the track, GPS is also notified.
3. When the students graduates with a BA degree in this track, he or she will apply to GPS for admission. They will be automatically qualified to be admitted if they satisfy number 1 above but will need to submit an application so that GPS department can flag them to process admission. If they do not satisfy that requirement, they may apply but will not be automatically admitted.
Computer and Information Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Computer and Information Sciences
O’Shaughnessy Science Hall ( OSS) 402, (651) 962-5470
Computer and Information Sciences is part of the liberal arts curriculum at the University of St. Thomas. Computing is constantly evolving. There is a growing family of computing related disciplines that have joined the initial discipline of Computer Science. Recognizing these many areas within the broader discipline in computing, this department offers four majors: (1) Computer Science, (2) Information Systems, (3) Information Technology, (4) Information Security. In conjunction with the Department of Mathematics we also offer an interdisciplinary major in Statistics. Additionally, there are tracks in Computer Science and Information Systems majors which allow students to complete a Master of Science degree through the Graduate Programs in Software (GPS). Each is described in detail on this web site under the Majors and Minors link above.
These majors are concerned with the collection, organization, processing, storage, retrieval, communication, and use of information in today’s society. The emphasis is on the core of knowledge required to become an effective user of information; to design and implement system and application software; and to understand the concepts involved in areas such as database design, systems analysis, networking, security, artificial intelligence, statistics, and operations research.
The department has arranged its program to prepare students to work in business, industry, education, and government as designers or users; or to pursue entrepreneurial interests in technologically supported areas; or to continue study in graduate school. Courses are arranged to encourage participation of students from other disciplines. The department encourages majors to obtain a minor in another field. Students interested in teacher licensure should see the various science and mathematics programs in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog. A dual degree program with Engineering is also available, which is described in the catalog section under School of Engineering.
If you have specific questions or would like to discuss this program, its requirements and benefits, contact:
The Department of Computer and Information Sciences