Overview

In rapidly evolving fields like Computer Science, a major challenge is to remain current and to remain a leader in these changing and developing fields. Over the years, the Computer Science department at AUL has experienced tremendous growth in its faculty, research programs and research facilities. We are very proud of the unique branding of our academic programs, practical and flexible with lasting foundational knowledge, matching well with the needs of today's information technology driven society.

The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Computer Science focuses on study of computers and computational systems: their theory, design, development, and application. Principal areas within computer science include artificial intelligence, computer systems and networks, database systems, human factors, numerical analysis, programming languages, software engineering, and theory of computing.

Currently, there is demand not only for new software and hardware, but also for trained manpower in the form of Computer Science graduates. Thus, our objective is to provide a curriculum and environment that provides students with a foundation in computer science upon which a lifetime of on-going learning and professional development can be built.

Program Educational Objectives

The BS CS program educational objectives (PEOs) can be defined in terms of what our graduated students are expected to be performing in their professional careers. Namely, our graduate students are expected to:

  • PEO1: successfully integrate a wide variety of information technology firms to join their research and development, quality assurance and business analysis units.
  • PEO2: actively participate in the innovation and progress of the computing community by developing, evaluating, supporting and adopting new technologies and advancements.
  • PEO3: fully and efficiently collaborate and work with colleagues amongst superiors and peers, while respecting professional ethics and standards.

Program Outcome Objectives

The program must enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Courses & Requirements

Faculty Common Requirements
Code Name Credits
MAT211 Discrete Math 3
MAT220 Linear Algebra 3
CCE210 Logic Design 3
MAT320 Numerical Computing 3
MAT208 Probability & Statistics 3
CSC213L Programing I Lab 1
CCE210L Logic Design Lab 1
CSC213 Programing I 3
MAT201 Calculus III 3
MAT202A Differential Equations 3
ENGR202 Introduction to Engineering 3
Required Credits: 29
Major Requirements
Code Name Credits
CCN211L Networking I Lab 1
CCE308L Machine Architecture & Assembly Language Lab 1
CSC320L Advanced Programming Using Java Lab 1
CSC311 Data Structures 3
CSC311L Data Structures Lab 1
CSC310 Software Engineering 3
CSC309 Web Development 3
CSC323L Operating Systems Lab 1
CSC318 Theory of Computation 3
CCN211 Networking I 3
CSC214 Programming II 3
CSC214L Programming II Lab 1
CCE308 Machine Architecture & Assembly Language 3
CSC320 Advanced Programming Using Java 3
CSC222 Database Systems 3
CSC222L Database Systems Lab 1
CSC310L Software Engineering Lab 1
CSC309L Web Development Lab 1
CSC410 Artificial Intelligence 3
CSC410L Artificial Intelligence Lab 1
CSC323 Operating Systems 3
CSC380 Internship 1
CSC499 Senior Project CS 3
Required Credits: 48
University General Requirements
Code Name Credits
ENG203 English for Academic writing 3
ENG204 Advanced Eng. Academic Writing 3
CST201 General Education I 3
CST 202 General Education II 3
ENG206 Business Communication Skills 3
Required Credits: 15
Description: Five courses including three English courses and two General Education courses
Free Electives
Required Credits: 3
Description: One Free Elective course
Major Electives
Required Credits: 4
Description: One Major Elective course

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