Computer Science
DepartmentNumberTitle / DescriptionCredits
CS325/EG325Introduction to Computer Engineering Design

An introduction to the process of computer engineering project design. A systems approach will be used. Students will research topics towards the proposal of an actual project to be built in the follow-on courses, CS451-A/EG451-A and CS451-B/EG451-B. Prerequisites: Junior Standing.

Physics and EngineeringCS121Introduction to Computer and Information Science

This course will teach the fundamentals of programming logic, design and implementation. The student will learn to think logically and design programs. Examples will be implemented in several languages giving students an understanding of how languages work to implement the programmer’s logic and design. Students with no programming background are strongly encouraged to take this course before pursuing other languages. 

Physics and EngineeringCS131Computer Programming I

This course introduces problem solving methods and algorithm development. The course emphasizes structured programming and general programming techniques. Topics include input/output, arithmetic, conditional testing, looping, one- and two-dimensional arrays, strings, and simple search/sort methods. Students complete several programming assignments. Prerequisite: High school algebra. Offered fall.

Physics and EngineeringCS132Computer Programming II

Continues from Computer Programming I, covering multidimensional arrays, user-defined data types, record data structure, sequential and binary files, sets, pointers, functions, programs with multiple files and the standard library. Introduces data structures including linked lists. Students complete several programming assignments using advanced C topics. Prerequisite: CS131. Offered spring.

Physics and EngineeringCS220/EG351
Cross listed as EG351
Advanced Microcomputer Interfacing

Introduces the field of microcomputers. Topics include microcomputer organization and architecture, machine and assembly language programming, interrupts, serial interfacing, D/A and A/D interfacing. Laboratory required. Cross-listed with EG351. Prerequisite: MA171 or EG323. Co-requisite CS220L/EG351L.

Physics and EngineeringCS220L/EG351L
Cross listed as EG351L
Advanced Microcomputer Interfacing Lab

Lab for CS220. 

Physics and EngineeringCS221Data Structures & Algorithms

Analyses design and implementation of algorithms of the manipulation of data structures. Topics include single and multiple linked lists, stacks, queues, multi-dimensioned and sparse arrays, binary and general trees, AVL height balancing, graphs, networks, and shortest path and minimum spanning tree algorithms. This course will also introduce the analysis of the run-time behavior of algorithms and how design considerations affect algorithm performance. Topics include the analysis of greedy algorithms, divide and conquer techniques, and dynamic programming. Students complete several programming assignments. Prerequisite: CS132. Co requisite: MA171. Offered fall.

Physics and EngineeringCS310Data Telecommunications and Networks

An in-depth experience of telecommunications fundamentals, including voice-video-data from LAN, MAN, and WAN including switched network systems. Studies data communication and telecommunication models and standards, concepts, and standard organizations and practices installation, configuration, systems integration and management of technologies. Prerequisite: CS221. Offered alternate years.

Physics and EngineeringCS322Database Systems

An introduction to the concepts and methods employed in the design and implementation of database management systems. The relation, network, and hierarchical models are covered, as well as the entity relationship. Data definition and manipulation languages including relational algebra, relational calculus, and SQL are presented as well as issues related to concurrent access and recovery. Students will complete a database project. Prerequisite: CS221. Offered alternate years.

Physics and EngineeringCS331Operating Systems

An overview of operating system concepts. Topics include layered architecture, CPU scheduling, memory management, device management, file systems and process management. Design of specific operating systems such as UNIX will be considered. Students will complete projects designing or modifying parts of an existing operating system. Prerequisite: CS221. Offered alternate years.

Physics and EngineeringCS410Java Programming

This course addresses software development using advanced object oriented concepts and JAVA. It covers concurrency and synchronization issues and advanced topics of the object paradigm such as inheritance and polymorphism. It introduces the programming of graphics using JAVA Swing classes and examines File Streams and I/O Processing in detail. It compares the procedural paradigm with the object paradigm. It also addresses issues of programming with multiple processes and programming of systems with exception-handling capabilities. These concepts are introduced in the context of developing software using software tools, including libraries of components. Prerequisites: CS221.

Physics and EngineeringCS420Topics in Computer Science

This course will cover some of the current advanced topics in computer science, algorithms, complexity and architecture. The exact topic will vary based on needs, trends and student interest. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Physics and EngineeringCS451-A/EG451-ASenior Design Project

A practical design course for seniors in Computer Science based on the approved project proposed in the prerequisite EG325. Students design and construct a project using a systems approach that involves all aspects of engineering practice. Prerequisite: Senior standing, CS325/EG325.

Physics and EngineeringCS451-B/EG451-BSenior Design Presentation

Continued work on the student’s senior design project. Substantial time is given for project write-up and presentations in preparation for the student’s Senior Talk. Prerequisite: CS451-A/EG451-A.

Physics and EngineeringCS499Independent Study

Students may undertake a study in an area of interest with approval from department chair. 

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