The Department of Computer Science offers the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) degree and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in computer science.
The B.S.C.S. degree, designed for students who wish to pursue a degree program that meets ABET/CAC criteria, is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 – telephone: (410) 347.7000.
The B.S.C.S. Degree offers depth in upper-level computer science topics and a solid foundation in mathematics and the sciences. Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in research, development, and other computing and computing-related fields. Advanced degrees in computer science are recommended for those pursuing a research career. Within the B.S.C.S., students can decide to stay with the computer science concentration, or they can pick the gaming or software engineering track. The gaming specialization is designed to provide an understanding of the development and application of interactive digital media technologies. The Software Engineering track emphasizes the methods used to produce and maintain high-quality software in a systematic, controlled, and efficient manner.
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in computer science provides a traditional liberal arts education with a solid set of core courses in computer science. These courses provide the foundation necessary for a career in computer science. During the sophomore year, a student selects one of several areas of concentration in order to meet specific goals. Students may choose a concentration program from business, science, or computer science, or any approved minor in another discipline. Designed in the liberal arts tradition, Baylor B.A. Degrees are not accredited by a Commission of ABET.