The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science curriculum is designed to provide in-depth professional training in a range of current computer science subjects, including structured programming, object-oriented analysis and program design, computer organization principles and industry-wide operating systems, database principles and applications, and principles of computer networks. It is designed to equip the student with both a theoretical background and hands-on experience. The curriculum provides training in software engineering and prepares the students for employment in computer software related areas, such as computer software design and development, and computer software applications in computer networks and Internet systems. After completing the undergraduate degree, a student is also prepared to enter an advanced degree program in a computer science related field if he/she desires.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students graduating with a BSCS degree are expected to demonstrate the following program learning outcomes -
- Written & Oral Communication - Communicate proficiently on topics that are related to computer science and computer systems with a range of audiences.
- Quantitative Reasoning & Problem Solving - Utilize general knowledge in areas such as data management, algorithms, networking, or quantitative analysis to solve computing problems.
- Information Literacy - Search, locate, and utilize information pertaining to current computing practices, technology used in the industry, and software tools to fulfill specified requirements.
- Inquiry, Analysis & Critical Thinking - Demonstrate rational thinking over the selection and application of suitable computing solutions appropriate to the discipline.
- Specialized Knowledge & Foundations/Integrative Learning - Apply computer science principles and skills acquired in the degree program to work on programming assignments and projects.
A minimum of 129 units are required for graduation. They include the following:
- 39 units of general education courses including 12 units in English and communications, 9 units in humanities, 9 units in mathematics and natural sciences, and 9 units in social sciences,
- 75 units of major courses, and
- 15 units of electives.
1. General Education (minimum 39 units)
The purpose of general education is to give breadth to the student’s education. With a general background in English and communications, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and the social sciences, the student will be prepared for his/her roles both in society and at work. Students who have not completed the general education requirements upon entering a degree program at NPU are required to observe the following curriculum to meet the general education requirements.
(a) English and Communications (12 units)
ENGL101, ENGL115, AND ENGL420 are required courses. Other listed courses are suggested subjects.
|ENGL220||Small Group Communication||(3)|
(b) Humanities (9 units)
The students can select any 9 units from the following suggested subjects.
|HU210||Introduction to Philosophy||(3)|
|HU280||Principles of Ethics||(3)|
(c) Mathematics and Natural Sciences (9 units)
MATH201 and MATH208 are required courses. Other listed courses are suggested subjects.
|PHYS101||Introduction to Physical Sciences||(3)|
|PHYS301||Introduction to Device Physics||(3)|
|MATH201||Calculus – I||(3)|
(d) Social Sciences (9 units)
SOC400 is a required course. Other listed courses are suggested subjects.
|SOC215||Introduction to Sociology||(3)|
|SOC215||Introduction to Sociology||(3)|
|SOC235||Multiculturalism in the United States||(3)|
|SOC260||Civilization and Urbanization||(3)|
|SOC275||The American Experience||(3)|
|SOC400||Early American History||(3)|
2. Major Requirements (minimum 75 units)
([Engineering mathematics, science, digital circuits basics, and computer science; a course to prepare for professional career)
|IT200||Introduction to Computers and Digital Media||(3)|
|MATH202||Calculus – II||(3)|
|PHYS201||Physics – I||(3)|
|PHYS201L||Physics Lab – I||(1)|
|PHYS202||Physics – II||(3)|
|PHYS202L||Physics Lab – II||(1)|
|CS204||Program Design and Analysis in C Language||(3)|
|CS204L||C Programming Lab||(1)|
|CS230||Introduction to Unix/Linux||(3)|
|EE205||Fundamentals of Digital Electronics||(3)|
|EE205L||Digital Electronics Lab – I||(1)|
|CS350L||Data Structures Lab||(1)|
|CS360||Object-oriented Programming in C++||(3)|
|CS360L||Object-oriented Programming in C++ Lab||(1)|
|CS385||Unix/Linux Shell and Python Scripting||(3)|
|CS385L||Unix/Linux Shell and Python Scripting Lab – II||(1)|
|CE450||Fundamentals of Embedded Engineering||(3)|
|CE450L||Embedded Engineering Lab||(1)|
|CS457||Data Modeling and Implementation Techniques||(3)|
|CS457L||Database Technologies Lab||(1)|
|CS470||Network Engineering and Management||(3)|
|CS470L||Network Engineering Lab||(1)|
|CS480||Java and Internet Applications||(3)|
|CS480L||Java Programming Lab||(1)|
3. Electives (minimum 15 units)
The student may select courses in any discipline to fulfill this requirement to promote breadth as well as depth in their study program. Course prerequisite requirements must be met. When applicable, the student may take curricular practicum courses and engage in practical training to work on company projects that are directly related to the student’s course of study.