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2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, B.S.

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Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Rachel Wagner, rwagner@francis.edu, 814-471-1215
Coordinator: Dr. Dan Wetklow, dwetklow@francis.edu, 814-472-2795

Program Description:

Computers are becoming an ever-greater part of our world and the skills to utilize them are in great demand. These skills come in many varieties and can be applied in any number of different ways.

One of the key features of the Computer Science program at Saint Francis University is its flexibility. All Computer Science students complete a common core that focuses on coding as well as fundamental concepts that all Computer Scientists should understand, but after completing this core, students have a great deal of freedom in deciding how to configure their education to best utilize their individual strengths, likes, and prepare themselves to meet their career goals.

We offer a variety of different specialization tracks, such as

  • Software Development
  • Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Information Technology
  • Information and Software Security
  • Software Development

as well as tracks on

  • Robotics and Autonomy
  • Security Architecture
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Business Intelligence

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, Computer Science graduates will:

  • be able to write programs of substance;
  • understand the fundamental concepts of Computer Science;
  • have an understanding of the skills and competencies needed of Computer Scientists in multiple domains;
  • understand the importance of the human element in Computer Science.

Estimated Completion Time:

Typically 4 years of full-time study

Total Credits Required:

128 credits minimum

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