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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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Computer Science, BA


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Center Creatio Center for Technology and Design
Academic Award Bachelor Arts
Credits Required 125 semester credits
Faculty Lead Craig Chapman
CIP Code 11.0701

Program Outcomes

Graduates with a degree in Computer Science will be able to:

  1. Apply the iterative approach of “design thinking” methods to develop solutions to complex problems.
  2. Identify potential computer applications and associated features and functions of those applications.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with software engineering tools and languages.
  4. Construct software programs utilizing common computer languages.
  5. Apply concepts and methods learned in this major to designing solutions in the context of team-based projects.
  6. Articulate how your faith informs your work in the field of Computer Science.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60


Humanities: 9


6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions    for applicability)

  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST   xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    • Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9


6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see Course Descriptions  for applicability)

  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following: 9 credits
    • Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Exercise Science (EXSC), Geography (GEOG), Information Technology (INTC), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI), or User Experience Design (UXDE)

Science and Mathematics: 7


  • MATH xxxx - College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx - Science course with Lab 4 credits

Formation and Calling: 6


Professional Readiness: 2


Two Core Curriculum elective credits are required to be Career Readiness credits. These credits can be earned by taking a combination of Career Readiness Courses and introductory internship and/or job shadowing experiences. 

  • This two-credit requirement is waived for students who transfer 60 or more credits to NU
  • Students with 47-59 transfer credits are required to take one Career Readiness credit

Core Electives: 6


Select any college-level courses

Major Requirement: 48


General Electives: 17


Any college-level courses

Total: 125 Semester Credits


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