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Northwest Missouri State University

B.S. in Computer Science

Students pursuing a degree in computer science study the design and performance of computers and computational processes. The design and implementation of efficient reliable software and hardware to meet given specifications is of particular importance.

Degree Diagram »

Required Courses for Computer Science
B.S. Degree; no minor required

Course No.

Course Name


44-141 Computer Programming I 3
44-241 Computer Programming II 3
44-242 Data and File Structures 3
44-296 Professional Development Seminar
44-325 Programming Languages 3
44-345 Computer Organization 3
44-349 Survey of Algorithms 3
44-356 CCNA:  Network Fundamentals 3
44-460 Database Systems 3
44-525 Theory & Implementation of Programming Languages 3
44-550 Operating Systems 3
44-561 Software Engineering I 3
44-563 Software Engineering II 3
Calculus II (4) OR
General Statistics II (3)
17-215 Discrete Mathematics 4
17-230 Probability & Statistics 3
General Physics I and Lab
General Physics II and Lab OR
Fundamentals of Classical Physics I and Lab
Fundamentals of Classical Physics II and Lab OR
General Chemistry I and Lab
General Chemistry II and Lab
Choose two from the following list: 6
44-555 Network Security 3
44-560 Advanced Topics in Database Systems
44-563 Web Services Technology
Total Course Hours Required 63-66

For course descriptions, go to the current undergraduate catalog.

Careers in Computer Science

Our Graduates Have Been Hired At

Majors in this field are some of the most sought after in the country. As the world becomes increasingly digital-based, those who can knowledgeably work with computers and digital media will be in high demand.

  • Cerner Corporation
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Hallmark
  • Sprint
  • Celeritas
  • Principal Financial Group