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Department of Computer Science
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Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 628-4559
Email: rlnewell@fhsu.edu

Academic Programs in Computer Science

Computer Science is an area of studies that involve software, digital storage and retrieval, networks, human computer interaction, information security, digital design and electronic media. The Computer Science program is offered on-campus and online. Graduates are prepared to work with complex information and computing systems and have the skills and knowledge necessary to advance steadily in their careers. Having a degree in CS will make you in high demand at various federal agencies and private companies.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Program Summary

General Education Requirements: 55 Credit Hours^
Major Requirements: 65 Credit Hours

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE - 120 Credit Hours

^These links outline the General Education courses you'll need to take based on your status: Freshman or Transfer with 44 credit hours or less or Transfer with Associate's or 45 credit hours or more.

REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION COGNATES:

  • INF 101 Intro to Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours), Clep exam available
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (3 Credit Hours), Clep exam available
  • MATH 122 Plane Trigonometry (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 234 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (5 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3 Credit Hours)

REQUIRED NETWORKING COGNATES:

  • INF 250 Introduction to Web Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 651 Front-End Web Development I (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 652 Database Design and Programming (3 Credit Hours)
  • INF 653 Back-End Web Development I (3 Credit Hours)

MAJOR COURSES:

  • CSCI 111 Survey of Computer Science (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 121 Computer Science I (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 221 Computer Science II (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 231 Object-Oriented Programming (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 241 Foundations of Computing (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 251 Data Structures (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 321 Assembly Language (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 331 Operating Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 421 Programming Languages (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 431 Computer Graphics (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 441 Software Engineering (3 Credit Hours)
  • CSCI 675 Seminar (3 Credit Hours) 
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