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2015-2016 General Catalog
Louisiana State University
   
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, B.S.


 

Areas of Concentration


Cloud Computing and Networking


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1022  or MATH 1023 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; Admission to the College; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 1550 /MATH 1551 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in BIOL 1001 /BIOL 1201 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

A grade of “C” or better is required in all CSC prerequisite courses; CSC 1200 , CSC 4101 , CSC 4103  and CSC 4330 ; MATH 1550  and MATH 1552 ; BIOL 1001  or BIOL 1201  and all science prerequisite courses including laboratory courses.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7


Total Semester Hours: 12

Semester 8


  • CSC (3000-level or above) Elective (3)3
  • Approved Electives (6)
  • General Education course - Arts (3)

 

Total Semester Hours: 12

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


Computer science students are cautioned to verify course descriptions in the catalog noting where duplication of course credits may be prohibited. Additionally, computer science students will not receive degree credit for the following courses: CSC 1240 ; ELRC 4006 ; EXST 2201 ; ISDS 2000 , ISDS 2001 , ISDS 2010 , ISDS 2011 , ISDS 3070 , ISDS 3075 ; PSYC 4111 ; and SOCL 2201 .

1 - For General Education Natural Science, two six-hour sequences in both physical and life sciences must be taken; one sequence must include two additional hours of lab work. One sequence must be from the Biological Sciences (BIOL) and the physical science sequence selected from Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology and Physics.

2 – APPROVED AREA ELECTIVES (6 hours required): No more than two elective courses from the same department; CSC 4402 ; EE 4625 , EE 4660 ; IE 4426 ; ISDS 4120 , ISDS 4123 ; MATH 3355 , MATH 4023 , MATH 4025 , MATH 4325 ; other electives subject to approval.

3 – The selection of the CSC (3000-level or above) elective is not restrictive to topics related to Cloud Computing and Networking.

4 – APPROVED TECHNICAL ELECTIVES: Three hours of elective credits must be selected from Group A and three hours of elective credits selected from Group A or Group B.

GROUP A: 2000-level and above only chosen from CSC, BE, CHE, CE, CM, EE, ENGR, EVEG, IE, ME, PETE, EMS, ENVS, OCS, MATH, ECON, FIN, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, PHYS, ISDS 3100 , ISDS 3105 , ISDS 3120 .

GROUP BART 2050 , ART 2055 , ART 2551 , ART 4020 , ART 4050 , ART 4055 , ART 4550 , ART 4560 , ARTH 4466 , ARTH 4468 , ARTH 4480 , ARTH 4482 , ARTH 4484 , MC 4015 , MC 4260 , MUS 2745 , MUS 4745 , MUS 4746 , ENGL 2009 , ENGL 2231 , ENGL 4000 , ENGL 4009 , ENGL 7109 .

5 – Students who have completed the prerequisites may substitute MATH 3355  or EE 3150  or EXST 4050  for IE 3302 .

Computer Science & Second Discipline


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1022  or MATH 1023 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; Admission to the College; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 1550 /MATH 1551 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in BIOL 1001 /BIOL 1201 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

A grade of “C” or better is required in all CSC prerequisite courses; CSC 1200 , CSC 4101 , CSC 4103  and CSC 4330 ; MATH 1550  and MATH 1552 ; BIOL 1001  or BIOL 1201  and all science prerequisite courses including laboratory courses.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


  • CSC 4103 Operating Systems (3)
  • CSC (3000-level or above) Elective (3)
  • Approved Area Elective (3)2
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (3)
  • Approved Technical Elective (3)3
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7


Total Semester Hours: 12

Semester 8


  • CSC (3000-level or above) Elective (3)
  • Approved Area Elective (3)2
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (2000-Level) (3)
Total Semester Hours: 12

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


Computer science students are cautioned to verify course descriptions in the catalog noting where duplication of course credits may be prohibited. Additionally, computer science students will not receive degree credit for the following courses: CSC 1240 ; ELRC 4006 ; EXST 2201 ; ISDS 2000 , ISDS 2001 , ISDS 2010 , ISDS 2011 , ISDS 3070 , ISDS 3075 ; PSYC 4111 ; and SOCL 2201 .

1 - For General Education Natural Science, two six-hour sequences in both physical and life sciences must be taken; one sequence must include two additional hours of lab work. One sequence must be from the Biological Sciences (BIOL) and the physical science sequence selected from Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology and Physics.

2 - APPROVED AREA ELECTIVES: See Computer Science advisor. In addition to three credit hours each from a CSC 2000-level or above elective, a CSC 3000-level class or above, and a CSC senior elective, an approved second discipline concentration consists of 15 semester hours of electives in one area outside of the Department of Computer Science. All courses must be taken from a single department except when a university minor is obtained. Courses in the second area are to form a coherent sequence; where possible students should take courses required of a major in that department. Ordinarily, there should be at least two courses numbered 3000 or above. Courses chosen from Information Systems and Decision Sciences must be numbered ISDS 3100  or above. The approval form must be submitted no later than the sophomore year with the consent of the departmental advisor and the dean’s office.

3 - APPROVED TECHNICAL ELECTIVES: Three hours of elective credits must be selected from Group A and three hours of elective credits selected from Group A or Group B.

GROUP A: 2000-level and above only chosen from CSC, BE, CHE, CE, CM, EE, ENGR, EVEG, IE, ME, PETE, EMS, ENVS, OCS, MATH, ECON, FIN, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, PHYS, ISDS 3100 , ISDS 3105 , ISDS 3120 .

GROUP BART 2050 , ART 2055 , ART 2551 , ART 4020 , ART 4050 , ART 4055 , ART 4550 , ART 4560 , ARTH 4466 ARTH 4468 , ARTH 4480 , ARTH 4482 , ARTH 4484 , MC 4015 , MC 4260 , MUS 2745 , MUS 4745 , MUS 4746 , ENGL 2009 , ENGL 2231 , ENGL 4000 , ENGL 4009 , ENGL 7109 .

 4 - Students who have completed the prerequisites may substitute MATH 3355  or EE 3150  or EXST 4050  for IE 3302 .

Data Science and Analytics


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1022  or MATH 1023 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; Admission to the College; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 1550 /MATH 1551 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in BIOL 1001 /BIOL 1201 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

A grade of “C” or better is required in all CSC prerequisite courses; CSC 1200 , CSC 4101 , CSC 4103  and CSC 4330 ; MATH 1550  and MATH 1552 ; BIOL 1001  or BIOL 1201  and all science prerequisite courses including laboratory courses.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7


Total Semester Hours: 12

Semester 8


  • CSC (3000-Level or above) Elective (3)2
  • Approved Elective (6)
  • General Education Course - Arts (3)
Total Semester Hours: 12

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


Computer science students are cautioned to verify course descriptions in the catalog noting where duplication of course credits may be prohibited. Additionally, computer science students will not receive degree credit for the following courses: CSC 1240 ; ELRC 4006 ; EXST 2201 ; ISDS 2000 , ISDS 2001 , ISDS 2010 , ISDS 2011 , ISDS 3070 , ISDS 3075 ; PSYC 4111 ; and SOCL 2201 .

1 - For General Education Natural Science, two six-hour sequences in both physical and life sciences must be taken; one sequence must include two additional hours of lab work. One sequence must be from the Biological Sciences (BIOL) and the physical science sequence selected from Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology and Physics.

2 – APPROVED AREA ELECTIVES (9 hours required): No more than two courses (6 hours) from the same department; CSC 4501 , CSC 4512 , CSC 4610 ; EE 3150 ; IE 3302 ; ISDS 3105 , ISDS 4118 , ISDS 4141 ; MATH 3355 , MATH 4024 , MATH 4025 ; other electives subject to approval. The selection of the CSC (3000-level or above) elective is not restrictive to topics related to Data Analytics.

3 – APPROVED TECHNICAL ELECTIVES: Three hours of elective credits must be selected from Group A and three hours of elective credits selected from Group A or Group B.

GROUP A: 2000-level and above only chosen from CSC, BE, CHE, CE, CM, EE, ENGR, EVEG, IE, ME, PETE, EMS, ENVS, OCS, MATH, ECON, FIN, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, PHYS,  ISDS 3100 , ISDS 3105 , ISDS 3120 .

GROUP BART 2050 , ART 2055 , ART 2551 , ART 4020 , ART 4050 , ART 4055 , ART 4550 , ART 4560 , ARTH 4466 ARTH 4468 , ARTH 4480 , ARTH 4482 , ARTH 4484 , MC 4015 , MC 4260 , MUS 2745 , MUS 4745 , MUS 4746 , ENGL 2009 , ENGL 2231 , ENGL 4000 , ENGL 4009 , ENGL 7109 .

4 – Students who have completed the prerequisites may substitute MATH 3355  or EE 3150  or EXST 4050  for IE 3302 .

Software Engineering


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: MATH 1021 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: MATH 1022  or MATH 1023 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; Admission to the College; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in MATH 1550 /MATH 1551 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in BIOL 1001 /BIOL 1201 ; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.

A grade of “C” or better is required in all CSC prerequisite courses; CSC 1200 , CSC 4101 , CSC 4103  and CSC 4330 ; MATH 1550  and MATH 1552 ; BIOL 1001  or BIOL 1201  and all science prerequisite courses including laboratory courses.

Semester 1


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 12

Semester 6


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 7


  • CSC 4402 Database Systems (3)
  • CSC (2000-level or above) Elective (3)
  • Approved Area Elective (3)2
  • Approved Elective (3)
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (2000-level) (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8


  • CSC (3000-level or above) Elective (3)3
  • Approved Area Electives (6)2
  • General Education course - Arts (3)

 

Total Semester Hours: 12

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


Computer science students are cautioned to verify course descriptions in the catalog noting where duplication of course credits may be prohibited. Additionally, computer science students will not receive degree credit for the following courses: CSC 1240 ; ELRC 4006 ; EXST 2201 ; ISDS 2000 , ISDS 2001 , ISDS 2010 , ISDS 2011 , ISDS 3070 , ISDS 3075 ; PSYC 4111 ; and SOCL 2201 .

1 - For General Education Natural Science, two six-hour sequences in both physical and life sciences must be taken; one sequence must include two additional hours of lab work. One sequence must be from the Biological Sciences (BIOL) and the physical science sequence selected from Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology and Physics.

2 – APPROVED AREA ELECTIVES (9 hours required): CSC 4243 , CSC 4263 , CSC 4304 , CSC 4356 , CSC 4357 , CSC 4370 , CSC 4444 , CSC 4501 , CSC 4890 ; IE 4461 ; ISDS (max. of 6 hours) from ISDS 4111 , ISDS 4112 , ISDS 4113 , ISDS 4120 , ISDS 4125 , ISDS 4141 ; other electives subject to approval.

3 – The selection of the CSC (3000 - level or above) elective is not restrictive to topics related to software engineering.

4 – APPROVED TECHNICAL ELECTIVES: Three hours of elective credits must be selected from Group A and three hours of elective credits selected from Group A or Group B.

GROUP A: 2000-level and above only chosen from CSC, BE, CHE, CE, CM, EE, ENGR, EVEG, IE, ME, PETE, EMS, ENVS, OCS, MATH, ECON, FIN, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, PHYS, ISDS 3100 , ISDS 3105 , ISDS 3120 .

GROUP BART 2050 , ART 2055 , ART 2551 , ART 4020 , ART 4050 , ART 4055 , ART 4550 , ART 4560 , ARTH 4466 ARTH 4468 , ARTH 4480 , ARTH 4482 , ARTH 4484 , MC 4015 , MC 4260 , MUS 2745 , MUS 4745 , MUS 4746 , ENGL 2009 , ENGL 2231 , ENGL 4000 , ENGL 4009 , ENGL 7109 .

 5– Students who have completed the prerequisites may substitute MATH 3355  or EE 3150  or EXST 4050  for IE 3302 .