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Course Information

The department offers a large and varied set of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. Periodically, the department's faculty modify the curriculum in order to ensure that students are receiving an up-to-date and high-quality education. Because of the complexity of the curriculum and the varied requirements in the different degrees, concentrations, and minors, this page is provided to help faculty and students understand certain department requirements for several courses. If a class is not listed here, it does not have any special requirements.

If at any point a student has questions about their particular situation, they should talk to their academic advisor. Students should also talk to their academic advisor before making any changes to their degree plan.

CSCI 1000 Intro to Computer Applications

In general, if your major is Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Computer Information Technology and you need to take your first computer course, you should not take CSCI 1000.  You should instead sign up for CSCI 1010 and CSCI 1011.  Talk to your academic advisor before taking this course.

CSCI 1010 Intro to Programming I
CSCI 1011 Intro to Programming I Lab

All Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Computer Information Technology degree plans require both CSCI 1010 and CSCI 1011.

When registering for CSCI 1010 and CSCI 1011, the registration system will require the following::

In some cases, some students may not be required to take CSCI 1011. In other cases, CSCI 1011 is required because it is a co-requisite of CSCI 1010, but it is not listed on the student’s degree plan.  For those situations, please see below and talk to your advisor regarding your degree plan.

CSCI 1010 and CSCI 1011 are both prerequisites for CSCI 2010 and CSCI 2011.  Students are now required to have a C or better in both CSCI 1010 and CSCI 1011 in order to progress onto CSCI 2010 and CSCI 2011.  In the event a student receives a C in either CSCI 1010 or CSCI 1011, then the following applies:

CSCI 1015 Introduction to Computer Programming
CSCI 1018 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

As of Fall 2020, CSCI 1015 and CSCI 1018 are no longer taught. Some students who declared the Computer Information Technology major or the Networking minor before Fall 2020 may see CSCI 1015 and CSCI 1018 on their degree plan in Degree Works. For these students, the following applies:

CSCI 2000 Programming for STEM

Students with Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Computer Information Technology majors will see CSCI 2000 on their degree plan.  CSCI 2000 is primarily intended for students who are not computer majors, e.g. Physics or Mathematics.  If a computer student has a high Math ACT score, is taking or has taken MATH 1910 Calculus I, then they may want to consider taking CSCI 2000 and should talk to their academic advisor.

In general though, the majority of computer students should not take CSCI 2000.  Instead, they should take CSCI 1010/1011 one semester and then CSCI 2010/2011 the following semester.  In some cases, a significant amount of time may have passed since the student took CSCI 1010, perhaps one or more years.  Even in these cases, the student should take CSCI 2010/2011 instead of CSCI 2000.

CSCI 2010 Intro to Programming II
CSCI 2011 Intro to Programming II Lab

All Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or Computer Information Technology degree plans require both CSCI 2010 and CSCI 2011.

When registering for CSCI 2010 and CSCI 2011, the registration system will require the following::

In some cases, some students may not be required to take CSCI 2011. In other cases, CSCI 2011 is required because it is a co-requisite of CSCI 2010, but it is not listed on the student’s degree plan.  For those situations, please see below and talk to your advisor regarding your degree plan.

CSCI 2070 Programming in Selected Languages I
CSCI 2080 Programming in Selected Languages II

CSCI 2070 and CSCI 2080 are no longer taught. CSCI 2070 covered Java. With the move to teaching Java in CSCI 1010/1011/2010/2011, there is no longer a need for CSCI 2070.  CSCI 2080 covered C#.  CSCI 3005, which also covers C#, overlapped with CSCI 2080, so the decision was made to remove CSCI 2080 from the curriculum as well.

If a student's program requires either CSCI 2070 or CSCI 2080, they should talk to their advisor about taking an upper-level CSCI class (CSCI 3000-4999), which will be used as a substitution for CSCI 2070 or CSCI 2080.  Students may not use a class that is already required for their degree or minor as a substitution.  

CSCI 3000 Data Modeling

CSCI 3000 is no longer taught.  It was a requirement in the Database concentration in the Computer Information Technology degree. With the updates to the degree starting in Fall 2021, the decision was made to remove the class.

If a student's program requires CSCI 3000, they should talk to their advisor about taking an upper-level CSCI class (CSCI 3000-4999), which will be used as a substitution for CSCI 3000. Students may not use a class that is already required for their degree or minor as a substitution.

CSCI 3020 XML Processing

CSCI 3020 is no longer taught. It was a requirement in the System Development concentration in the Computer Information Systems degree. With the updates to the degree starting in Fall 2021, the decision was made to remove the class.

If a student's program requires CSCI 3020, they should talk to their advisor about taking an upper-level CSCI class (CSCI 3000-4999), which will be used as a substitution for CSCI 3020. Students may not use a class that is already required for their degree or minor as a substitution.

CSCI 3410 Computer Organization II

CSCI 3410 will likely no longer be taught. It was a requirement in the Computer Science degree. With the updates to the degree starting in Fall 2021, the decision was made to remove the class as a required class in the degree.

If a student's program requires CSCI 3410, they should talk to their advisor about taking an upper-level CSCI class (CSCI 3000-4999), which will be used as a substitution for CSCI 3410. Students may not use a class that is already required for their degree or minor as a substitution.

CSCI 4010 Mobile Software Development I

CSCI 4010 is the first class that covers Android app development. The prerequisite is currently CSCI 2010. The prerequisite used to be CSCI 2070.  Students in the older CIT degrees would take CSCI 1015 and the CSCI 2070, which would allow them to take CSCI 4010.

Students who have declared the Mobile Minor and have completed either CSCI 2070 or CSCI 2010 before Fall 2021, should take CSCI 4010 in Fall 2021.  The class is on a two-year teaching cycle and will not be taught again until Fall 2023.

CSCI 4050 Multimedia Tools and Technique

CSCI 4050 is required in older catalogs for Computer Information Technology.  Although it has not been removed from the course catalog, it is not currently scheduled to be taught.  When a student’s program requires CSCI 4050, the following guide should be used to determine how the student can meet the requirement.

CSCI 440I Unrestricted Internship

CSCI 440I was an alternative to CSCI 4805 Capstone course option for Computer Science students under older catalogs. CSCI 440I has been removed from the catalog. Computer Science students who wish to do an internship instead of the capstone course should take CSCI 3900 Internship and have it substituted for CSCI 440I.

CSCI 4410 Database Admin Using DB2
CSCI 4420 Database Admin-MS SQL Server
CSCI 4430 Database Admin Using Oracle
CSCI 4440 Intro to Open Source Databases

The courses CSCI 4410, CSCI 4420, CSCI 4430, and CSCI 4440 are no longer taught. They were a requirement in the Database concentration in the Computer Information Technology degree. Students were required to take two of these courses. With the updates to the degree starting in Fall 2021 in which the Database concentration and the Web and Internet concentration have been consolidated into one concentration, the Web and Database concentration, the decision was made to remove the courses.

If a student's program requires one or more of these courses, then one of these options will apply.

CSCI 4562 Robotics I Lab
CSCI 4563 Robotics II Lab

Students who have the Robotics concentration in the Computer Science degree, may not have CSCI 4562 and CSCI 4563 listed as required classes. These are lab classes that were added to be taken along CSCI 4560 Robotics I and CSCI 4561 Robotics II. Students who do not have these requirements listed should take to Dr Nicholson.

CSCI 4630 Web Server Administrator

CSCI 4630 is required in older catalogs for Computer Information Technology.  Although it has not been removed from the course catalog, it is not currently scheduled to be taught.  When a student’s program requires CSCI 4630, the following guide should be used to determine how the student can meet the requirement.

CSCI 4940 Internship in Information Technology

CSCI 4940 is no longer taught. CSCI 4940 was a required class for the Computer Information Technology degree.  Due to the ever increasing number of students taking the class, the class grew beyond the available resources of the department and, as a result, was removed from the curriculum.

If a student's program requires either CSCI 4940, they have two choices