Software Systems is focusing on the development and maintenance of software in an application area. A minor in an application area is included as part of the degree. Typical minors might include one of the sciences, behavioral science, or business. Supervised “real-world”projects are a requirement for this degree. A degree in Computing with the Software Systems emphasis prepares students for employment in developing and maintaining commercial applications and for graduate studies in applied computing such as software engineering.
No grade lower than C- may be counted toward any degree requirement. An Engineering or Computing course may be repeated only once. Students may repeat only two Engineering or Computing courses. Students will be asked to withdraw from the program if they fail two Engineering or Computing courses in the same semester. Readmission will be considered on an individual basis. All prerequisites for CPTR courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C- before entry into the class it is required for. Transfer credits need to be submitted a minimum of six weeks prior to beginning of classes. Transfer students will be considered on an individual basis. Courses 200-level and above are restricted to admitted majors/minors only.
The major field examination in Computing is part of the senior exit test.
The computer is a tool that is integral to the success of the computer scientist in her/his professional development. All students in the Computing program are required to have a computer and software meeting the program guidelines. The policy is updated yearly and will be in effect at the beginning of the Fall semester. It includes changes to reflect continual changes in technolgoy. Computer purchases should be made such that the computer is ready for use on the first day of the semester.