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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Why Computer Science?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer science-related fields will account for America’s greatest job growth through 2018, including these exciting opportunities:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Game Design & Development
  • Software Design
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • Informatics & Computing
  • Computer Hardware Engineering

What is Computer Science?

Computer Science is the science of problem solving in the transfer and transformation of information. Study includes mathematics, programming, software design, and computer architecture. Courses in high-level computer languages such as JAVA, C, and C++ provide the foundation. Other courses include logic, networking, operating systems, interactive digital design, and mobile development.

Is Computer Science Right for You?

Do you have:

  • A strong interest in learning technical skills in programming
  • Persistence in applying new approaches to solving problems
  • The ability to follow, analyze, and create solutions in a structured way
  • An eye for detail
  • Solid communication skills, including writing
  • 3-4 years of high school math, including algebra and geometry

Learn more:

Meet the Mathematics & Computer Science Department Faculty

Sample Course Sequence

SEMESTER ONE—14 credits
CS1451 Computer Science I (4 credits)
FY1011 First Year Experience (3 credits)
EN1011 Composition & Rhetoric (3 credits)
MA2701 Intro to Calculus, or higher (3 credits)
PE (1 credit)

SEMESTER TWO—13 credits
CS2452 Computer Science II (4 credits)
EN1021 Research & Analysis (3 credits)
2000-level Elective (MA2802 Calculus II preferred, 3 credits)
CS2221 Web Science (3 credits)

SEMESTER THREE—15 credits
CS2501 Data Structures & Algorithms (3 credits)
MA2764 Discrete Math (3 credits)
SS Core (3 credits)
CS2311 Game Story (3 credits)
Elective 1000+ (3 credits)

STUDY ABROAD / SUMMER / JANUARY TERM—3 credits
2000-level Elective (3 credits)

SEMESTER FOUR—16 credits
Humanities core (3 credits)
CS2615 Networking & Security (3 credits)
CS2461 Mobile Application Programming (3 credits)
Communications (CO2063 preferred, 3 credits)
Natural Science with lab (4 credits)

SEMESTER FIVE—14 credits
MA2751 Linear Algebra (4 credits)
CS2735 Embedded Systems (3 credits)
CS3434 Operating Systems (3 credits)
Natural Science with lab (4 credits)

SEMESTER SIX —16 credits
CS3321 Computer Graphics (3 credits)
Natural Science with lab (4 credits)
General Elective (3 credits)
CS3141 Database Design (3 credits)
MA3321 Probability Theory (3 credits)

SEMESTER SEVEN—15 credits
CS3545 Software Engineering (3 credits)
CS3451 Programming Languages (3 credits)
CS Elective 2000+ level (3 credits)
CS4411 Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)
Elective 2000+ (3 credits)

SEMESTER EIGHT—15 credits
CS4991 Capstone (3 credits)
CS4895 Computer Architecture (3 credits)
CS4885 Social & Ethical Aspects of Comp Sci (3 credits)
Elective 2000+ (3 credits)
Elective 2000+ (3 credits)

Questions?

Dr. Michelle Bower
Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department
802-387-6854
michellebower@landmark.edu

Interested in applying?

Whether you are new to Landmark College or are a former student interested in returning for a baccalaurate degree, you can apply here. (The re-enrollment process for Landmark College alumni can be found under the Former Students tab.)

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