The College of Arts and Sciences is a diverse community of educators, students, and researchers from across the country and around the world who work together to advance the boundaries of human knowledge, foster critical thinking skills, promote intellectual inquiry, and develop an understanding of different human cultures necessary to become engaged global citizens.

These goals compel a commitment to creativity and inquiry free of bias and based upon the principles of objective scholar-ship. They require a responsibility to promote and convey those elements of the liberal arts and sciences that must be essential components of the educational goals of all units of the university. The college seeks richness through diversity of its programs and strength through erudition.

The College of Arts & Sciences is the university’s largest and oldest; it teaches the most students, and provides the backbone for Troy University’s educational and research missions. As a result, you will find a broad array of academic programs that will prepare you for careers in public and private sectors as well as post-graduate and professional schools. These programs emphasize the core values of a classic liberal arts education, as well as the skills and flexibility one will need to meet the challenges of the 21st-century workplace.

A degree from the College of Arts & Sciences is much more than preparation for a career—it is preparation for a complete, rich, and rewarding life.

In addition to general studies courses, major courses and minor courses, sufficient free electives should be chosen to total at least 120 hours.

As part of ongoing planning and evaluation, the College of Arts and Sciences regularly evaluates student learning outcomes for each degree program.

CHEMISTRY EDUCATION
Students seeking Alabama teacher certification should select chemistry as a first major and education as a second major. Students should consult with their advisers concerning all certification requirements. CHM 3352 is required for Alabama teacher certification.

CHEMISTRY MAJOR (36 HOURS)
Specialized General Studies Requirements

Area III
BIO 1100 (3) Principles of Biology
BIO L100 (1) Principles of Biology Lab
CHM 1142 (3) General Chemistry I
CHM L142 (1) General Chemistry I Lab
MTH 1125 (4) Calculus I
     
Area V Requirements
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Applications
MTH 1126 (4) Calculus II
*PHY 2262 (3) Physics I with Calculus
*PHY L262 (1) Physics I with Calculus Lab
*PHY 2263 (3) Physics II with Calculus
*PHY L263 (1) Physics II with Calculus Lab
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
     
*Chemistry majors minoring in Physics may replace these with free electives.
     
Chemistry Core (36 Hours)
CHM 1143 (3) General Chemistry II
CHM L143 (1) General Chemistry II Lab
CHM 2242 (3) Analytical Chemistry
CHM L242 (1) Analytical Chemistry Lab
CHM 3342 (3) Organic Chemistry I
CHM L342 (1) Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHM 3343 (3) Organic Chemistry II
CHM L343 (1) Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHM 3381 (3) Physical Chemistry I
CHM L381 (1) Physical Chemistry I Lab
CHM 3382 (3) Physical Chemistry II
CHM 4444 (3) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHM 4445 (3) Instrumental Analysis
CHM L445 (1) Instrumental Analysis Lab
     
Complete 6 hours of the following electives:
CHM 3352 (3) Biochemistry
CHM L352 (1) Biochemistry Lab
CHM L382 (1) Physical Chemistry II Lab
CHM 4400 (3) Special Topics
CHM 4403 (3) Advanced Organic Chemistry
CHM L444 (1) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab
CHM 4491/2 (1-3) Guided Independent Research
CHM 4493/4 (1-3) Guided Independent Study
CHM 4499 (1) Senior Research Seminar
MTH 2210 (3) Applied Statistics
     
Students must select an 18 semester hour minor
CHEMISTRY MINOR (20 HOURS)
CHM 1142 (3) General Chemistry I
CHM L142 (1) General Chemistry I Lab
CHM 1143 (3) General Chemistry II
CHM L143 (1) General Chemistry II Lab
CHM 3342 (3) Organic Chemistry I
CHM L342 (1) Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHM 3343 (3) Organic Chemistry II
CHM L343 (1) Organic Chemistry II Lab
     
Select four additional hours of advanced chemistry courses, such as
CHM 2242 (3) Analytical Chemistry
CHM L242 (1) Analytical Chemistry Lab
CHM 3352 (3) Biochemistry Lab
CHM L352 (1) Biochemistry Lab
Note: The chemistry minor requires 20 hours in addition to the hours required for a major in another discipline. For example, the biology major requires Organic Chemistry II and lab, so a student majoring in biology would need to select eight, not four, additional hours of advanced chemistry courses.

COMPREHENSIVE GENERAL SCIENCE PROGRAM (54 HOURS)
Specialized General Studies Requirements

Area III
BIO 1100 (3) Principles of Biology
BIO L100 (1) Principles of Biology Lab
CHM 1142 (3) General Chemistry I
CHM L142 (1) General Chemistry I Lab
MTH 1125 (4) Calculus I
     
Area V
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Applications
PHY 2262 (3) Physics I w/Calculus
PHY L262 (1) Physics I w/Calculus Lab
SCI 2234 (3) Earth & Space Science
SCI L234 (1) Earth & Space Science Lab
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
     
Required Courses
BIO 1101 (3) Organismal Biology
BIO L101 (1) Organismal Biology Lab
BIO 2220 (3) Principles of Cell Biology
BIO L220 (1) Principles of Cell Biology Lab
BIO 3320 (3) Genetics
BIO L320 (1) Genetics Lab
BIO 3347 (3) Human Anatomy & Physiology
BIO L347 (1) Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
CHM 1143 (3) General Chemistry II
CHM L143 (1) General Chemistry II Lab
CHM 3342 (3) Organic Chemistry I
CHM L342 (1) Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHM 3343 (3) Organic Chemistry II
CHM L343 (1) Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHM 3381 (3) Physical Chemistry I
CHM L381 (1) Physical Chemistry I Lab
MTH 1126 (3) Calculus II
MTH 2210 (3) Introductory Statistics
PHY 2263 (3) Physics II w/Calculus
PHY L263 (1) Physics II w/Calculus Lab
PHY 3310 (3) Modern Physics
PHY L310 (1) Modern Physics Lab
PHY 3359 (3) Waves and Optics
PHY L359 (1) Waves and Optics Lab
PHY 4420 (3) Mechanics
     

COMPUTER SCIENCE MINOR (18 HOURS)

CS 2250 (3) Computer Science I
CS 2255 (3) Computer Science II
     
Select 12 semester hours of computer science courses with at least one course being at the 4000 level.

COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM (48 HOURS)
Specialized General Studies Requirements

Area III
MTH 1125 (4) Calculus I, in lieu of MTH 1110
     
Select a four hour course/lab combination from the following: (Students must complete an eight hour sequence in chemistry or physics. Also see Area V Requirements.)
CHM 1142 (3) General Chemistry I
CHM L142 (1) General Chemistry I Lab
PHY 2252 (3) General Physics I
PHY L252 (1) General Physics I Lab
     
Select remaining Area III courses as shown in the General Studies section of this catalog.
     
Area V Requirements
CS 2250 (3) Computer Science I
MTH 1126 (4) Calculus II
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
     
Select a four hour course/lab combination from the following: (Students must complete an eight hour sequence in chemistry or physics. Also see Area III.)
CHM 1143 (3) General Chemistry II
CHM L143 (1) General Chemistry II Lab
PHY 2253 (3) General Physics II
PHY L253 (1) General Physics II Lab
     
Required Courses:
CS 2255 (3) Computer Science II
CS 3310 (3) Foundations of Computer Science
CS 3323 (3) Data Structures
CS 3329 (3) Analysis of Algorithms
CS 3332 (3) Software Engineering I
CS 3360 (3) Concepts of Object-Oriented Programming I
CS 3365 (3) Introduction to Computer Organization and Architectures
CS 3370 (3) Nature of Programming Languages
CS 3372 (3) Formal Languages and the Theory of Computation
CS 4420 (3) Introduction to Database Systems
CS 4445 (3) Data Communication and Networking
CS 4448 (3) Operating Systems
MTH 2210 (3) Applied Statistics
MTH 2215 (3) Applied Discrete Mathematics
     
Select two of the following:
CS 3320 (3) Business Systems Programming
CS 3325 (3) Operations Research
CS 3331 (3) Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
CS 3361 (3) Concepts of Object-Oriented Programming II
CS 4401 (3) Advanced Artificial Intelligence
CS 4443 (3) Web Based Software Development
CS 4447 (3) Systems Analysis and Design
CS 4451 (3) Computer Security and Reliability
CS 4461 (3) Software Engineering II
CS 4462 (3) Special Topics in Object-Oriented Technology
CS 4495 (3) Special Topics in Computer Science

COMPUTER SCIENCE, APPLIED MAJOR (36 HOURS)
Specialized General Studies Requirements

Area III
MTH 2201 (3) Calculus NS Its Applications
     
Select additional Area III requirements as shown in the General Studies section of this catalog.
     
Area V Requirements
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Applications
MTH 2215 (3) Applied Discrete Mathematics
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
     
Major Requirements
CS 2250 (3) Computer Science I
CS 2255 (3) Computer Science II
CS 2265 (3) Advanced Programming I
CS 3330 (3) Data Structures and Algorithms
CS 4420 (3) Introduction to Database Systems
CS 4443 (3) Web-Based Software Development
CS 4445 (3) Data Communications and Networking
CS 4447 (3) Systems Analysis and Design
CS 4448 (3) Operating Systems
     
Select three of the following:
CS 3320 (3) Business Systems Programming
CS 3332 (3) Software Engineering I
CS 3347 (3) Advanced Programming II
CS 4449 (3) Applied Networking
CS 4451 (3) Computer Security
CS 4495 (3) Special Topics in Computer Science

COMPUTER SCIENCE A.S. DEGREE (60 HOURS)
Associate of Science Degree

See the academic regulations section of this bulletin for additional information regarding associate degrees.

General Studies Requirements
Area I
ENG 1101 (3) Composition and Modern English I
ENG 1102 (3) Composition and Modern English II
     
Area II
Select one of the following:
ENG 2205 (3) World Literature before 1660
ENG 2206 (3) World Literature after 1660
ENG 2211 (3) American Literature before 1875
ENG 2212 (3) American Literature after 1875
ENG 2244 (3) British Literature before 1785
ENG 2245 (3) British Literature after 1785
     
Select one of the following:
ART 1133 (2) Visual Arts
THE 1130 (2) Introduction to Theatre
MUS 1131 (2) Music Appreciation
     
Area III
MTH 1125 (3) Calculus I
     
Select one science course and corresponding lab:
BIO 1100 (3) Principles of Biology
BIO L100 (1) Principles of Biology Lab
SCI 2233 (3) Physical Science
SCI L233 (1) Physical Science Lab
SCI 2234 (3) Earth and Space Science
SCI L234 (1) Earth and Space Science Lab
     
Area IV
Select one of the following:
HIS 1101 (3) Western Civilization I
HIS 1102 (3) Western Civilization II
HIS 1111 (3) U.S. to 1877
HIS 1112 (3) U.S. since 1877
HIS 1122 (3) World History to 1500
HIS 1123 (3) World History from 1500
     
Area V
IS 2241 (3) Computer Concepts and Applications
TROY 1101 (1) University Orientation
     
Additional requirements
CS 2250 (3) Computer Science I
CS 2255 (3) Computer Science II
CS 3310 (3) Foundations of Computer Science
CS 3323 (3) Data Structures
CS 3329 (3) Analysis of Algorithms
CS 3332 (3) Software Engineering I
CS 3365 (3) Introduction to Computer Organization and Architectures
MTH 2215 (3) Applied Discrete Mathematics
     
Select 9 hours of free electives.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR (36 HOURS)
Criminal justice majors are encouraged to take two semesters of Spanish or another foreign language as part of their general studies requirements.

CJ 1101 (3) Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 2221 (3) Survey of Law Enforcement
CJ 2231 (3) Survey of Corrections
CJ 2241 (3) Survey of Law and Criminal Procedure
CJ 3345 (3) Criminology
CJ 3352 (3) Constitutional Law
CJ 3375 (3) Research Methods
CJ 4499 (3) Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
     
Complete one of three concentrations below:
A. 12 additional hours of upper-level (3000-4000) criminal justice courses, as approved by the adviser for the major,
or
B.
Homeland Security Concentration. Select 12 additional hours from the following as approved by the adviser:
CJ 3305 (3) Foundations of Emergency Management
CJ 3335 (3) Security Operations
CJ 4420 (3) Comparative Criminal Justice
CJ 4440 (3) Terrorism
CJ 4470 (3) Criminal Justice Issues in Homeland Security
CJ 4488 (3) Internship (limit 1)
POL 3364 (3) State and Local Politics
POL 4415 (3) International Conflict
POL 4422 (3) Public Policy Making
     
C.
Digital Forensics Concentration.
Select 12 additional hours from the following as approved by the adviser:
CJ 3380 (3) Digital Forensics I
CJ 3382 (3) Social Media Investigation
CJ 4480 (3) Digital Forensics II
CJ 4481 (3) Operating and File System Forensics
CJ 4482 (3) Digital Evidence Practicum
CJ 4472 (3) Cyber Crime
CJ 4475 (3) Seminar in Cyber Crime
     
BS/MSCJ Accelerated Honors Requirements:
*CJ 6610 (3)  
*CJ 6620 (3)  
*CJ 6622 (3)  
Select an additional 3 hours of upper level (3000-4000) criminal justice courses, as approved by your academic advisor.
*Registration for courses marked with an asterisk is restricted to students who have been admitted to BS/MS in Criminal Justice Accelerated Honors Option, have completed at least 90 credit hours, and 18 hours of criminal justice courses, and have a GPA of 3.4 or above. Students must also meet requirements for the graduate program.

*Students who major in Criminal Justice with Homeland Security Concentration must add Homeland Security as a Minor to be eligible for BS/MSCJ Accelerated Honors Option consideration.

*Students who major in Criminal Justice with Digital Forensics Concentration must add Digital Forensics as a Minor to be eligible for BA/MSCJ Accelerated Honors Option consideration.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINOR (18 HOURS)
CJ 1101 (3) Introduction to Criminal Justice
     
Select 15 additional hours of upper-level criminal justice courses as approved by the adviser.

CYBER SECURITY MINOR/CERTIFICATE (21 HOURS)

Requirements for Minor (9)
CJ 1101 (3) Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 4475 (3) Seminar in Cyber Security
CS 3310 (3) Foundations of Computer Science
     
Select 12 hours from the following. See Course Descriptions for pre-requisites and restrictions:
CJ 3352 (3) Constitutional Law in Criminal Justice
CJ 4473 (3) Computer Forensics
CJ 4472 (3) Cyber Crime
CS 3375 (3) Foundations of Networking
  or  
CS 4445 (3) Data Communication and Networking
CS 4449 (3) Applied Networking
CS 3380 (3) Cyber Security
CS 4451 (3) Computer Security

Students may not receive academic credit for both CS 3375 and CS 4445, or CS 3380 and CS 4451.

A certificate in Cyber Security with the same requirements as the Cyber Security Minor is available. Computer Science majors should contact the Department of Computer Science for information about the certificate program. All other students interested in the certification program should contact the Department of Criminal Justice. Students seeking the certificate in Cyber Security must be admitted to Troy University.

DIGITAL FORENSICS MINOR (18 HOURS)

Select 18 hours from the following.
CJ 3380 (3) Digital Forensics I
CJ 3382 (3) Social Media Investigation
CJ 4472 (3) Cyber Crime
CJ 4475 (3) Seminar in Cyber Crime
CJ 4480 (3) Digital Forensics II
CJ 4481 (3) Operating and File System Forensics
CJ 4482 (3) Digital Evidence Practicum
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