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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer and Information Sciences Major, B.S. (Computer Science Concentration)

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College of Business and Technology

Department of Computing

Previously Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Computer Science Concentration Information

PO Box 70711
Johnson City, TN 37614-1266
Fax: 423-439-7119

The Computer Science concentration is designed for students who wish to apply their knowledge to the development of systems level software programs.  These applications include but not limited to: real-time graphics simulations, distributed systems, and operating systems.  It will also be an asset for those students who are planning for graduate work in computer science.  The CS concentration supplements the computing core curriculum with courses in data structures, algorithms, computer architecture, and operating systems.  The concentration also requires additional hours of mathematics and science, including the calculus sequence required of mathematics majors and one additional lab science.

General Program Information

To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements put forth by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels. Please follow the format below:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements

Total Credit Hours for Degree: 124

TBR General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours

Below you will see the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, we only list those courses under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition

Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication

Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts

9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences

8 credits, consisting of two of the following in the same science sequence (discipline.) (Some require labs which are listed directly after the lecture.)


Students eligible to enroll in this math course must do so during their first calendar year of enrollment or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU.

Computer Science Concentration: 36 Credit Hours

Major Electives - 9 credit hours

Three approved CSCI electives (at least one at the 3000-4000 level) for a total of 9 credit hours.

Free Electives: 5 Credit Hours

Minor: no minor required

Additional Information

Click here to view the Computer Science Concentration Suggested Course Sequence 

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