Computer Science B.S. Honors Program
The Department of Computer Science offers an honors and an alternative program of study leading to a bachelor of science degree in Computer Science. The Computer Science major is one of the first such programs offered in New England, and the honors program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Accredited programs must meet or exceed standards for faculty, curriculum, laboratory and computing resources, students and institutional support.
All Computer Science (CS) majors take courses covering program design, data structures, assembly language programming, digital design and systems programming. Topics courses, including database design and applications, networking, graphics and visualization, and Web-centric computing, allow the department's offerings to keep pace with the rapid advancement of computer technology, and are offered for elective credit on a regular basis.
In addition to the regular course work, CS majors may participate in the Cooperative Education program. This program, open to juniors and seniors, allows students to put their skills to use in a real-life setting, receiving academic credit for work in a real-world environment.
State-of-the-art computing facilities and university networking infrastructure provide students access to on-campus specialized software packages and streaming video capabilities, as well as Web-based remote accessibility for on-line teaching and learning.
Student data for 2015/16 academic year (CS Honors program only)
ABET-accredited programs are required to publicly post annual student enrollment and graduation data
Enrolled students: 154
Graduating students: 20
Computer science honors program majors are not required to complete a minor. Students in this honors program are required to take a proficiency test specified by the department during their senior year.
Core Courses (24 credits)
Advanced Electives (12 credits) Choice of 12 credits from:
Auxiliary Electives (3 credits) selected from the advanced electives or from the following:
Capstone (6 credits)
Math/Statistics (16 credits)
Science/Quantitative (15 credits) Choose one of the following sequences:
Plus an additional 7 credits in science, statistics, or math (119 & above), and 3 credits of philosophy.