This concentration emphasizes the use of programming skills and computer applications and technology (e.g., web development, computer and network system administration) in a variety of computer application areas needed in business and other organizations.  This is essentially an Information Technology (IT) program, stressing the maintenance and use of computers and computer applications rather than developing large-scale software from scratch.

The Computing Technology Concentration includes all computer science classes taken by computer science majors in the first and second year, and combines those with specialized computing technology courses, business courses, and a selection of advanced courses from the Departments of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems.

Potential Occupations

The Computing Technology Concentration prepares students for careers in information technology in which knowledge of computer programming, applications, and computing systems are used in businesses or other organizational settings. Computing technology students can be employed as computer programmers, web developers, network and system administrators, computing consultants, and business analysts.

Effective Spring 2017

CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C3
Select one course from the following: 4
Java (CS1) No Prior Programming  
Java (CS1) Prior Programming  
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting 3
CS 165Java (CS2) Data Structures and Algorithms 4
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications 4
CS 270Computer Organization 4
Select one course from the following: 3
General Statistics  
Statistics for Business Students  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 3
 Total Credits 30
CS 253Software Development with C++ 4
CT 310Web Development 4
FIN 305Fundamentals of Finance 3
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)23
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management 3
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing 3
Advanced Technology Electives (see list below) 3
Electives 6
 Total Credits 29
CS 314Software Engineering4A,4B3
CT 320Network and System Administration 4
JTC 413New Communication Technologies and Society4A,4B,4C3
Advanced Technology Electives (see list below) 9
Upper-Division Electives1 12
 Total Credits 31
 Program Total Credits: 120

Advanced Technology Electives

CIS 320Project Management for Information Systems3
CIS 355Business Database Systems3
CIS 360Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS 410Web Application Development3
CIS 413Advanced Networking and Security3
CIS 455Advanced Database Management3
CS 356Systems Security3
CS 370Operating Systems3
CS 414Object-Oriented Design4
CS 430Database Systems4
CS 455Introduction to Distributed Systems4
CS 457Computer Networks and the Internet4
CS 464Principles of Human-Computer Interaction4
JTC 372Web Design and Management3
MATH 360Mathematics of Information Security3

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
To prepare for first semester:
 The curriculum for the Computer Science major assumes students enter college prepared to take calculus. Entering students who are not prepared to take calculus will need to fulfill pre-calculus requirements in the first semester. Those pre-calculus requirements are listed as benchmark courses in Freshman Semester 1 below.

Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)X 3C3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Elective   3
MATH 124 must be completed by the end of Semester 1, if needed.X   
MATH 126 is recommended to be completed by the end of Semester 1, if needed. X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ECON 204Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C3
Select one course from the following:   4
Java (CS1) No Prior ProgrammingX   
Java (CS1) Prior ProgrammingX   
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B4
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
CO 150 and MATH 126 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ACT 205Fundamentals of Accounting   3
CS 165Java (CS2) Data Structures and AlgorithmsX  4
Select one course from the following:   3
General Statistics    
Statistics for Business Students    
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 220Discrete Structures and their ApplicationsX  4
CS 270Computer OrganizationX  4
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
ACT 205 and ECON 204 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.    
 Total Credits   14
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 253Software Development with C++X  4
FIN 305Fundamentals of Finance   3
JTC 300Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  23
Elective   3
 Total Credits   13
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CT 310Web Development X 4
MGT 305Fundamentals of Management   3
MKT 305Fundamentals of Marketing   3
Advanced Technology Elective (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CT 320Network and System AdministrationX  4
JTC 413New Communication Technologies and Society  4A,4B,4C3
Advanced Technology Elective (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   3
Upper-Division Electives   4
 Total Credits   14
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 314Software EngineeringX 4A,4B3
Advanced Technology Electives (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)X  6
Upper-Division ElectivesX  8
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   17
 Program Total Credits:   120