B.S. Degree in Computer Science with Business


Students following this program are prepared for entry-level positions in public, private, or governmental careers as computer scientists, programers, software engineers, systems analysts, or quality assurance analysts. A degree in Computer Science with Business includes core computer science courses as well as courses in business. This degree specially prepares you for working in the business world by introducing you to the concepts, vocabulary, and processes used in business with courses in accounting, management, marketing, economics, information systems, and e-commerce. 

This degree is eligible for the dual degree program which allows you to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the same time.

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Business will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply core Computer Science principles, knowledge, and skills to solve problems using computers.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accounting, finance, management, and marketing knowledge to solve problems in business, especially using computers.
  3. Apply a Christian worldview in the practice of Computer Science.
  4. Be prepared for a career and/or vocation using Computer Science, especially in the business field.

Related Careers

With a degree in Computer Science with Business you will be well prepared to problem solve using computers in a wide range of industries like technology, finance, retail manufacturing, energy, healthcare, aerospace, government, education, and entertainment. In each of these there will be opportunity with a wide range of solution technologies like the Internet, user interfaces, mobile apps, visualization, and database technologies.

Entry level jobs you can expect include Computer Scientist, Programmer, Software Engineer, System Analyst, or Quality Assurance Analyst. These entry level positions can lead to more senior rolls in areas like Technical Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, System Architect, and Database Administration.

81 Hours

See Degree Plan

Computer Science Core (45 hours)

Lower Division Courses (24 hours)
CMSC 1113  Programming I
CMSC 1123  Programming II
CMSC 1313  Software Engineering I - Intro
CMSC 2133  Object Oriented Programming
CMSC 2213  Internet Application Development
CMSC 2233  Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
CMSC 2323  Software Engineering II - Practice
CMSC 2413  Assembly Language

Upper Division Courses (21 hours)
CMSC 3313  Software Engineering III - Ethics
CMSC 3443  Computer Organization & Architecture
CMSC 4123  Software Engineering IV - Tools
CMSC 4213  Software Engineering V - Projects
CMSC 4323  Database Systems
CMSC 4413  Operating Systems
CMSC 4513  Programming Languages

Communication (3 hours)
ENGL 3493  Technical Writing OR
COMM 3113  Business & Professional Communication

Mathematics (6 hours)
MATH 1623  Intro to Discrete Mathematics
MATH 2913  Statistical Methods

Computer Science Upper Division (9 hours)

9 hours of any 4000 or 5000 level CS course not used above
CMSC 4103  Data Communications and Networking
CMSC 4113  Human Computer Interaction
CMSC 4423  Computer Graphics
CMSC 4223  Computer Simulation
CMSC 4233  Mobile Application Development
CMSC 4443  Information System Security
CMSC 4713  Artificial Intelligence

Business (18 hours)
Select 6 classes from the following:
ACCT 2113  Accounting Principles I
ACCT 2213  Accounting Principles II
FINC 3313  Principles of Finance
INFO 3113  Principles of Electronic Business
MGMT 3113  Principles of Management
MGMT 3213  Operations Management
MKTG 3313  Principles of Marketing

Related Careers

  • Actuary
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst

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