Information and Computer Science

School of Natural, Applied and Social Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Information and Computer Science (ICS) curriculum prepares students for a broad range of computer opportunities in industry as well as in graduate studies. ICS students choose one or more specialty areas from among these four options: (1) Computer Science, (2) Software Engineering, (3) Data Management, (4) Networking and Security. As part of their curriculum, Networking and Security students take Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) courses that prepare them for the CCNA certification exam. Depending on their chosen specialty area, ICS graduates are well prepared for these industry positions: web programmer, applications programmer, systems analyst, information technology specialist, database analyst, or network analyst.

The CIM Department works with Park’s Career Development Center in helping to place students in computer internship positions. The ICS Department actively encourages students to work in such internship positions and considers internships to be an integral part of the ICS curriculum.


Associate of Science (A.S.) - Information and Computer Science


Availability:
Requirements:
29-30 Hours
2.0 GPA

This degree requires a minimum of 60 hours. For additional hours required see Academic Degree Programs Requirements



Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Information and Computer Science


Availability:
Requirements:
56-66 Hours
2.0 GPA

This degree requires a minimum of 120 hours. For additional hours required see Academic Degree Programs Requirements



Specialty Area: Software Engineering
AC201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
CS220 Computer Architecture 3
CS314 User Interface Design 3
CS322 Web Programming II 3
CS351 Computer Operating Systems 3
CS352 Data Structures 3
IS315 Computer System Analysis and Design I 3
MG371 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
CS/IS Elective: (any 3-credit CS/IS course level 300 or above that is not required by this specialty area)
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Specialty Area: Networking and Security
CS220 Computer Architecture 3
CS351 Computer Operating Systems 3
CS366 Computer Networking Laboratory 1
CS371 Internetworking 3
CS372 Advanced Networking 3
CS385 Modern Developments in Advanced Networking 3
IS315 Computer System Analysis and Design I 3
MG371 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
AR 427, any 3-credit CS/IS course level 300 or above that is not required by this specialty area
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Minor - Information and Computer Science


Availability:
Requirements:
18 Hours
2.0 GPA


Certificate - Information and Computer Science


Availability:
Requirements:
13 Hours
2.5 GPA

This certificate program prepares students to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associates (CCNA) exam. Upon completion of this certificate program, students are encouraged, but not required, to take the CCNA certification exam at a CCNA testing center. Regardless of whether a student chooses to take the CCNA certification exam, when the student is ready to graduate (either from the certificate program for non-degree-seeking students, or from the ICS program for degree-seeking students), he/she should fill out the Graduation Application Form. That application provides notice to the Registrar to put “Certificate in Computer Networking” on the student’s transcript.