Computer Science

Problem Solving to a new level

Program Overview

The Computer Science program provides students with the necessary coursework to  pursue a career in the computer industry in the areas of programming, networking, web development and software design. As a 2 + 2 program the Bachelors of Computer Science program is designed to provide a seamless pathway for students holding an AAS in IT Network Systems from Rio or a related Associate degree from an accredited school to a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Use critical thinking and logic skills to formulate and solve problems related to programming and software development.
  • Write code in a variety of common programming languages such as Java, C, Python, 
  • Explain ethical behavior as it relates to programming and operating computers.
  • Explain fundamental concepts relating to computer operating systems, software, hardware, and architecture.
  • Analyze, design, and develop software projects and web applications. The student should be able to explain the different aspects of the software life cycle.
  • Analyze, design, develop, and administer a database system.
     

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Computer Science Degrees

Computer Science (Bachelor)

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

Students are prepared to pursue a career in the computer industry in the areas of programming, networking, web development, software design, etc. Students are also prepared to pursue graduate education in Computer Science.

Sample Courses

  • CS 32003 Operating Systems
  • 300/400 CS Elective
  • BM 20403 Principles of  Management

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Professional and Technical Studies
  • Evans School of Business & Technologies
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
120

Information Technology (Minor)

  • Minor

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  • IT 31403 E-Business
  • IT 30503 Visual Basic
  • IT 41203 Enterprise Computing

All Course Requirements

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Professional and Technical Studies
  • Evans School of Business & Technologies
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
27

Computer Science (Minor)

  • Minor

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  • CS 20203 Computer Programming II
  • CS 21503 Introduction to Database
  • CS 22003 Data Structure

All Course Requirements 

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • College of Professional and Technical Studies
  • Evans School of Business & Technologies
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
18
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Facilities

McKenzie Hall

McKenzie Hall opened in 1997 providing math/science/ engineering students, along with the nursing students, two large lecture halls, three computer labs, a variety of lecture rooms, an anatomy lab, faculty offices, and a conference room with a beautiful view of campus and the surrounding landscape. The adjacent Kidd Math/Science opened in 1985.

With an award-winning masonry design, the center’s front doors open to a glass atrium with live plants & a trickling pond. A spacious lobby follows with comfortable studying facilities. The center houses three large chemistry labs, three biology labs, one physics lab, one computer lab, lecture rooms, faculty offices, and a large bent glass greenhouse that enhances the view of campus.