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Computer Science Courses (CS)

CS 2250 - Computer Science I (3)

An introduction to the theory and development aspects of a high-level programming language. The course covers programming methodologies, control structures, predefined and user defined functions, input/output streams, control structures, logical expressions, enumeration, repetition, multidimensional array and string manipulation, structures, searching, sorting techniques, and advanced input/output. Program analysis, design, development, and testing are emphasized. Prerequisite: MTH 1112.

CS 2255 - Computer Science II (3)

A continuation of Computer Science I to include advanced programming techniques including classes and data abstractions, inheritance and composition, pointers, virtual functions, overloading, exception handling, and recursion. Students analyze, design, implement, and test complex programs. Prerequisite: CS 2250.

CS 2265 - Advanced Programming I (3)

Provides student the opportunity to gain experience and training in an additional high-level language. The course focuses on advanced topics including objects, structures, applets, graphics, exception handling, files, and streaming. Prerequisite: CS 2255.

CS 3310 - Foundations of Computer Science (3)

A broad perspective of computer science concepts intended as preparation for more in-depth coverage in higher-level courses. Topics include machine and assembly language programming, computer system organization and operation, logic circuits, finite-state diagrams and programming language grammar, Boolean algebra, and circuit design considerations. Prerequisite: MTH 1112.

CS 3320 - Business Systems Programming (3)

The study and application of a business-oriented programming language. Students apply a structured, multiphase program development process that features a series of steps involving understanding of problems, formal problem definition, design methodologies, program specification, and file definition as applied to business processing systems. The course includes the study and application of the following concepts: structured design methodology, divisions, arithmetic and intrinsic functions, decisions structures and logical control structures, iterative processes, case structure, error capture, batch processing, file manipulation, table manipulation, and interactive structures. Prerequisite: CS 2255.

CS 3323 - Data Structures (3)

A survey of data structures that includes lists, ordered lists, linked lists, stacks, queues and trees. Also included are measurement of program performance and how program performance is affected by alternative data structures. These concepts are presented within an object-oriented framework. Programming labs are included. Prerequisite: CS 2255, MTH 1125, 2215.

CS 3325 - Operations Research (3)

Introduction to operations research, linear programming, simplex-based sensitivity analysis and duality, linear programming applications, network models, simulation, waiting line models, Markov processes, forecasting, and inventory models. Prerequisites: MTH 1125

CS 3329 - Analysis of Algorithms (3)

Alternative techniques to solve computer science problems are presented. Problems include sorting, searching, and graph traversal, lists, ordered lists, linked lists, stacks, queues, and trees. These concepts are presented within an object-oriented framework. Prerequisite: CS 3323.

CS 3330 - Data Structures and Algorithms (3)

A course in fundamental data structures concepts and alternative techniques for solving real-world problems in computer science. Concepts and application covered include analysis of data representation and associated algorithms, including linked lists, queues, stacks, arrays, graphs, trees, searching, sorting, string matching, and the application of recursive techniques. The course will place an emphasis on the implementation of various algorithms and data structures. Prerequisites: CS 2255, MTH 2201, 2215.

CS 3331 - Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (3)

Approaches to the definition of artificial intelligence and to the design and implementation of intelligent computer systems. Topics include the Turing Test, Sourly; Chinese Room, blackboard systems, logic programming, knowledge based systems, scripts and schemas, and heuristic search techniques. Prerequisite: CS 3323 or 3330.

CS 3332 - Software Engineering I (3)

Topics are presented that focus on the design and development techniques for large high quality software systems. They include project management issues, analysis and design methods, and approaches to testing. Prerequisite: CS 3323 or 3330.

CS 3333 - Introduction to Cryptography (3)

Discussion of mathematical foundations to the theory of cryptography. Topics include information theory, number theory, cryptographic protocols and various algorithms. Prerequisite: MTH 1125.

CS 3334 - Foundations of Cyber Security (3)

Course provides an introduction to cyber security.Topics include security protocols and cryptography; various kinds of cyber threats and defenses; secure software design and development, attack modeling, risk analysis, cybercrime, cyber law, ethics and policies.

CS 3336 - Information Assurance (3)

Topics include software security and lifecycle, identity and trust technologies; verification, access control, privacy, personal responsibility intrusion detection, supply chain management. Prerequisites: CS 3325, CS 3334 and CS 3360.

CS 3347 - Advanced Programming II (3)

Provides student the opportunity to gain experience and training in an additional high level language. Topics include interactive techniques, arrays, multiple forms, data files and databases, grids, graphics, OLE, DLL's and custom objects. Emphasis is on finding creative solutions to application problems. Prerequisite: CS 2255.

CS 3360 Concepts of Object Oriented Programming I (3)

Provides students the opportunity to gain experience and training in an additional high level language. The course focuses on advanced topics including classes, objects, interfaces, applications, encapsulation, exceptions, multithreading, graphics, exception handling, files, and streaming. Prerequisite: CS 2255.

CS 3361 - Concepts of Object Oriented Programming II (3)

The conceptual framework for object-oriented programming and systems. Topics include classes, data hiding, modularity, inheritance, and reusable code presented through the use of some object-oriented language. Prerequisite: CS 3360.

CS 3365 - Introduction to Computer Organization and Architecture (3)

Organization and operation of computer systems.Topics include hardware components of digital computers, micro-programming, memory management, interrupt organization, addressing modes, and instruction formats. Prerequisite: CS 3310.

CS 3370 - Nature of Programming Languages (3)

Basic principles and concepts of programming languages including what a programming language is, various paradigms that a language can follow, and how its syntactical and semantic structures can be specified. The traditional object-oriented paradigm will be presented as well as nontraditional paradigms based on symbolic logic (logic programming) and on functions in lambda calculus (functional programming). Prerequisite: CS 3323 or 3330.

CS 3372 - Formal Languages and the Theory of Computation (3)

Formal language theory, including the Chomsky hierarchy, is presented. Emphasis is placed on regular and context free grammars, finite state automata, and translators. Prerequisite: CS 3323 or 3330.

CS 3375 - Foundations of Networking (3)

An introduction to the principles of data communications and network systems. Topics to be addressed include standards, topologies, network management, LAN, WAN, Internet, basic communication protocols and introductory level network security. Prerequisite: CS 3310. Students majoring in Applied Computer Science or in the Computer Science Program may not apply this course to the Cyber Security Minor or certificate. Credit will not count toward a major or minor in Computer Science.

CS 4401 - Advanced Artificial Intelligence (3)

A continuation of Fundamentals of AI. A topic of research including logic programming, fuzzy sets genetic algorithms, artificial neural networks, or pattern analysis is included. Prerequisite: CS 3331.

CS 4420 - Introduction to Database Systems (3)

The fundamental concepts and structures necessary for the design and implementation of a database management system. Students design, load, and query a database using tools such as E-R diagrams and SQL. Also includes data normalization and file and index organization. Prerequisite: CS 3323 or 3330.

CS 4443 - Web-Based Software Development (3)

The essentials of Internet programming. Students will design and write Web page applications utilizing Internet programming techniques including scripting languages and hypertext. Programs will manipulate many forms of data including hypertext, graphics, audio, and video.Students use state-of-the-art development tools and design methods to implement an enterprise web application. Prerequisite: CS 3323 or 3330.

CS 4445 - Data Communication and Networking (3)

An overview of local-area and wide-area systems.Issues discussed include standards, topologies, management, communication protocols, and security. Prerequisite: CS 3323 or 3330. Students majoring in Applied Computer Science or in the Computer Science Program may not apply this course to the Cyber Security minor or certificate.

CS 4447 - Systems Analysis and Design (3)

Study of the analysis of computer-based information systems. Emphasis is placed on analysis, specifications development, design, and development of information systems, including the software and databases that support the business needs of organizations. Both data-oriented and process-oriented design methods are covered. Topics include the systems analyst, the systems development life cycle, methodologies, development technology, systems planning, project management, systems analysis, systems design, systems implementation, and systems support. Prerequisite: CS 3323 or 3330.

CS 4448 - Operating Systems (3)

An overview of operating system functions and components. Issues include process definition, scheduling, and memory management. Various modern operating systems are compared. Prerequisite: CS 3323 or 3330.

CS 4449 - Applied Networking (3)

Computer networks and the use of computer networks in industry environments. Topics covered include client-server networks, network hardware and software, distributed computing, user requirements, considerations in physical media and topology, selection of Network Operating Systems (NOS), computing platforms, network administration, applications software, internet working components, and key issues in network management. Prerequisite: CS 3375 or CS 4445.

CS 4451 - Computer Security (3)

Basic security concepts and principles applied to real-world applications. Introduces the major elements that go into a security implementation, including encryption, authentication, access control lists, execution control lists, vulnerability of operating systems, auditing, performing vulnerability analysis and risk assessment, developing a security plan and protecting data, systems and infrastructure. This course also builds on the fundamentals of reliability and safety engineering, which include software reliability, growth models, testing and stopping-rules, safety methods and redundancy. Prerequisite: CS 3323 or 3330.

CS 4452 - Cyber Security Policies and Compliance (3)

Course introduces cyber policies, including cyber law, cyber policy, intellectual property, privacy, professional responsibility, and global societal impacts. Prerequisite: CS 3334.

CS 4453 - Ethical Hacking (3)

Course provides an introduction to the principles, techniques, and tools of ethical hacking. Topics include information gathering and scanning, vulnerability analysis and exploitation. Prerequisite: CS 3323.

CS 4454 - Secure Software Development (3)

Topics include Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Vulnerability Mapping, Security requirement planning, threat analysis, software testing. Prerequisite: CS 3323.

CS 4455 - Cyber Security Techniques and Practices (3)

This course introduces various tools and techniques used to secure computer systems. Topics include packet analysis with diagnostic software, firewall configuration, conduct forensic investigation, etc. Prerequisite: CS 4445.

CS 4461 - Software Engineering II (3)

This course is a continuation of Software Engineering I with additional topics that include software quality insurance and testing techniques. Students will design, implement and test a large project. Prerequisite: CS 3332.

CS 4462 - Special Topics in Object-Oriented Programming (3)

This course is a continuation of CS 3361. It presents the conceptual framework for the design of object-oriented systems. Topics include re-factoring designs and design patterns, presented through the use of some object-oriented language. Prerequisite: CS 3361.

CS 4499 - Internship in Computer Science (1-3)

The Computer Science Internship is a supervised work experience that provides students with the opportunity to gain applied work experience in their field of study. Prerequisites: Chair’s/Program Director’s Approval Needed.

CS 4480 - Study Abroad in Computer Science (1-3)

The Computer Science Study Abroad provides students with the opportunities to take computer science courses at universities overseas. Prerequisites: Chair’s/Program Director’s Approval Needed.

CS 4410 - Introduction to Machine Learning (3)

The course introduces machine learning concepts, algorithms, and applications, topics covered included but not limited to regressions, clustering, decision tree, Bayesian learning, support vector machine, deep learning, feature reduction, hypothesis, bias, and model fitting. The course will discuss applications of machine learning with an emphasis on programming and real world problem solving. Prerequisite: CS 3323 and MTH 2210