The Computer Science Major (BA)

Associate Professor: David Sonnier

Computer Science is a rapidly changing and exciting field. Its impact on our lives is evidenced by the variety of uses of information technology in business, industry, entertainment, science, and government, to name a few. The Computer Science Major focuses on the foundations of the computer sciences including areas such as software and hardware design, mathematical foundations of computer science, and complexity of computation. The program is designed to give students an enduring foundation for future professional growth. The program blends theory and practice into a learning experience that gives students the capability to apply computer and information systems technology to a wide range of disciplines. 

 

NOTE

* MTH 115 and MTH 210 may also be used to satisfy core requirements. 

NOTE: To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Lyon College,
students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours comprised of
our required Core curriculum (44-48 hours), the requirements of at least one major (credit
hours vary per major), and a selection of our Liberal Arts electives. They must also earn at
least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for all work taken at Lyon College and a 2.00
cumulative grade point average in their major, minor, and concentration.

Summary of Requirements for a Major in Computer Science

Item #
Title
Credits
CSC Electives (9 credits)  +
9
Sub-Total Credits
40

CORE CURRICULUM

Item #
Title
Credits
Core Curriculum Requirements  +
44 - 48
Sub-Total Credits
44-48
Total credits:
84-88

Overview

Program