BS Computer Science

ABET/CACThe BS degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC/ABET), 415 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21021 (phone: 410.347.7700).

As of Fall 2022, there are 516 students enrolled in the BS program. Graduation data from the last several years is provided below:

  • 2022 - 36 (Spring), 5 (Summer), 28 (Fall)
  • 2021 - 35 (Spring), 3 (Summer), 31 (Fall)
  • 2020 - 31 (Spring), 0 (Summer), 21 (Fall)
  • 2019 - 35 (Spring), 3 (Summer), 19 (Fall)
  • 2018 - 23 (Spring), 4 (Summer), 12 (Fall)
  • 2017 - 23 (Spring), 2 (Summer), 6 (Fall)
  • 2016 - 17 (Spring), 7 (Summer), 10 (Fall)
  • 2015 - 24 (Spring), 2 (Summer), 11 (Fall)
  • 2014 - 8 (Fall)

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives for the Bachelor's degree in computer science are that within a few years after graduation, graduates are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to solve complex problems through the use of computer science, as evidenced by successful entrance into and advancement in the computer science profession.
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation for lifelong learning and for the value of continuing professional development by pursuing graduate education, professional education or continuing education opportunities, attainment of professional licensure, and/or membership in professional societies.

Student Outcomes

Graduates with a BS in Computer Science will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.


As of the 2019-20 catalog, students can choose one of four concentrations:

  • General Concentration
  • Cybersecurity Concentration
  • Data Science Concentration
  • Artificial Intelligence Concentration

Program Requirements

Please refer to the university's Undergraduate Catalog for detailed program requirements. Links to the past few catalog years are provided below:






Computer Science Honors Designation

A student will earn the designation “with Honors in Computer Science” upon graduation having complied with the following requirements:

  • Be admitted into the Computer Science Honors Program by the Department upon formal request for consideration by the student;
  • Have an inclusive GPA of at least 3.0 and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.60 in Computer Science (COMP) courses satisfying degree requirements;
  • Complete fifteen (15) credit hours in courses designated “Honors” in the the Computer Science program and satisfying degree requirements;
  • Take honors sections of both COMP 1900 and COMP 2150;
  • Take at least three (3) credit hours from the following courses as honors sections: COMP 4882 Capstone Project, COMP 4901 Independent Study, COMP 4980 Senior Thesis.

Computer Science Minor

Completion of 21 semester hours in computer science courses, including the following:

  • COMP 1900 CS 1 (4 hrs)
  • COMP 2150 CS 2 (4 hrs)
  • COMP 2700 Discrete Structures (4 hrs)
  • COMP 3115 Databases (3 hrs)
  • Two additional upper-division COMP courses (6 hrs)

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