Computer Science Major B.A.

Bachelor of Arts

University Core (45-55)

(See University Core Curriculum section)

Foundation Requirements

ENG 110Composition

3 credits

ENG 120Critical Writing

4 credits

ENG 201Writing in the Disciplines

3 credits

COM 200Public Speaking

3 credits

CHE/PHY/BIO Lab Science

4 credits

MAT 131Calculus I

4 credits

CS 121Computer Programming I

4 credits

two 3-credit courses from the list below

6 credits

CHI (3 Credit) Language Course

3 credits

FRE (3 credits) Language Course

3 credits

ITA (3 credits) Language Course

3 credits

JPN (3 credits) Language Course

3 credits

POR (3 credits) Language Course

3 credits

RUS (3 credits) Language Course

3 credits

SPAN (3 credits) Language Course

3 credits

Areas Of Knowledge AOK (Minimum of 24 credits)

See list on Web & schedule that satisfy AOK Core Areas.

Western Heritage- WH (AOK 2)

Two Courses

World Traditions & Cultures- WTC (AOK3)

Two Courses

Humanistic & Creative Expressions - HCE (AOK 4)

Two Courses

Analysis of Human, Social, and Natural Phenomena - HSN (AOK 5)

Two Courses

Computing Core

26 Credits

CS 121Computer Programming I

4 credits

CS 113Mathematical Structures for Computer Science

4 credits

CS 122Computer Programming II

4 credits

CS 232Computer Organization

4 credits

CS 241Data Structures and Algorithms

4 credits

CS 242Algorithms and Computing Theory

4 credits

CS 271Fundamentals of UNIX and C Programming

2 credits

Advanced Required Courses

4 Credits

CS 488Computer Networks and the Internet

4 credits

Advanced Electives

8 Credits

Advanced Electives in CS

8 credits

Mathematics

12 Credits

(Three credits satisfy the University Core)

MAT 131Calculus I

4 credits

MAT 132Calculus II

4 credits

MAT 234Introduction to Probability and Statistical Analysis

4 credits

Minor/Concentration (15 – 18)

MINOR/CONCENTRATION COURSES: Students in the BA/CS program will enhance their major with a minor/concentration offered by Pace University. For the purpose of illustration, we detail minors in Information Technology, Computer Information Technology, Information Assurance for the Criminal Justice System, and Web Media. Other minors may be elected from one of the many disciplines of the arts and sciences. The minor (for example, mathematics) can be satisfied in part by the required supporting courses; there should be at least one additional course. With permission of the chair, students may substitute a departmentally approved concentration instead of the minor. Once the minor/concentration requirement is fulfilled, the completion of 128 credits can be satisfied through elective courses.

Sample Minors for the BA in Computer Science

Due to similar required coursework in the major component of the BA/CS, these minors may vary for CS majors from those described elsewhere in this catalog for other students.

IT Minor for CS Students

CIT 342Systems Analysis and Design

4 credits

CIT 344Project Management

4 credits

CIT 346Database Programming

4 credits

CIT 312Introduction to Programming I

4 credits

CIT 314Introduction to Programming II

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:20

Computer Information Technology Minor

Select four of the following

CIT 211Introduction to Computer Systems

4 credits

CIT 221Global Networking Technology

4 credits

CIT 231Web Authoring and Digital Media

4 credits

CIT 251Computer Security Overview

4 credits

CIT 241Database Management

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Information Assurance for the Criminal Justice System Minor

CRJ 150Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

CRJ 247Introduction to Private Security

3 credits

CRJ 346Terrorism and Society

3 credits

CIT 251Computer Security Overview

4 credits

CIT 352Network and Internet Security

3 credits

CIT 354Computer Forensics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:19

Web Media Minor

CIT 221Global Networking Technology

4 credits

CIT 231Web Authoring and Digital Media

4 credits

CIT 251Computer Security Overview

4 credits

CIT 336Web Scripting

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Free Electives

19-22 Credits

UNV 101First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community

1 credits

UNV 101 Freshmen Seminar is required for all new freshmen.

Total Credit Hours: 128

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