Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The B.S. in computer science program is fully accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineers & Technology.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Science program (BSCS) provides a blend of the foundations of computer science (CS) and applications in the information technology (IT) industry. The BSCS program emphasizes the study of computer systems architecture, software development, and data communications. Core technology areas include programming, computer architecture, operating systems, data communication, database systems, and software engineering. These areas are supported by a strong foundation in computing principles such as the design of programming languages, data structures, and operating system principles. The program includes a mathematics component and mathematics concepts are incorporated into many of the major courses.

Graduates of the CS program are prepared for a variety of careers in CS and IT, especially in the development of software for distributed systems. Example job titles from KSU graduates of the CS program include information technology specialist, programmer analyst, software engineer, network administrator, and software consultant. This program also prepares students for graduate studies in  computing-related fields.

Admission to the BSCS program requires that a student successfully complete or transfer the equivalent of CSE 1322  and CSE 1322L with a grade of 'B' or better in both.

Program Requirements

Students should follow the degree requirements listed in the Academic Catalog appropriate to the year in which they began the program.


Curriculum requirements for the SWE program may change from year to year. Students' requirements are determined based on the academic year in which they began the program declared as a SWE major. Degree requirements generally do not change once a student is declared a SWE major until graduation, except if the student does not attend KSU for 3 consecutive semesters (including summer) or if the student requests a change of catalog year to a newer set of requirements. Students may update to any newer set of academic requirements if they wish.

  • The Academic Catalog contains the academic requirements and policies to obtain a degree of a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, and all other advising material (curriculum sheets, DegreeWorks) are based on this.
  • Curriculum sheets can be found on the CCSE Academic Advising Office website. Curriculum sheets are helpful guides to be used along with meeting an academic advisor and DegreeWorks, and are subject to change. Always double check with an academic advisor.
  • Prerequisites used in registration for courses follow the latest approved prerequisites. Therefore, what may be listed as the prerequisite on a 2015 academic year curriculum sheet may not be the prerequisite required in registering for the Fall 2018 semester. Prerequisites should be updated in the catalog upon approval. Again, always check with an academic advisor.