Major in Computer Studies

 

Computers have a significant impact on daily lives and on society. As a result, Computer science has numerous applications. The Computer Studies major at Eureka College is a blend of computer science and one of two application areas, Management Information Systems and Graphic Arts. The purpose of these computer science tracks is to prepare graduates for leadership roles in the use of computer technology in service to society.

  • Computer Studies – Management Information Systems Track blends computer science and business management concepts to provide a foundation for the use of technology in the business environment.
  • Computer Studies – Graphic Arts Track blends computer science with art concepts to provide a foundation for the use of technology in visual, design, and other aesthetic applications.

For students who choose to double major in Computer Studies/Mathematics, Computer Studies/Art, or Computer Studies/Business Administration, at least 27 hours out of the total 64 distinct hours must be in Computer Studies. The Computer Science Department also offers three minors (Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Technology Applications) for students of any major who wish to blend technology applications into their academic program.

CSC135 is the appropriate introduction for most students. CSC110 and CSC115 are appropriate for non-majors and do not have a pre-requisite. Students who have prior coursework or experience should ask faculty if they should start with a higher-level class. Students are encouraged to take their math requirements early.

Requirements for a Major in Computer Studies

MIS Track

46 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

ACC111 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACC112 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUA220 Management 3
CSC135 Computer Science I 3
CSC165 Computer Science II 3
CSC265 Introduction to Data Structures 3
CSC301W Systems Analysis and Design 3
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MAT161 Finite Math and Statistics for Business 3
MAT162 Applied Functions and Calculus for Business 3

Two of the following:

CSC286 Programming in Visual Basic 3
CSC302 Database Systems 3
CSC325 Computer Networks 3

Two of the following:

BUA310 International Business 3
BUA311 Entrepreneurship 3
BUA312 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 3
BUA321W Human Resources Management 3
BUA340 Business Law 3
BUA360 Business Finance 3
TOTAL:   46

Other courses may be substituted with approval from both CSC and BUA departments.

Graphic Arts Track

45 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

ART110 Drawing Fundamentals 3
ART106 Design Fundamentals 3
ART206 Digital Imaging for Design 3
ART241 Darkroom Photography Fundamentals 3
ART245 Digital Photography Fundamentals 3
ART306 Advanced Digital Imaging for Design 3
BUA230 Marketing 3
CSC110 Designing Web Sites 3
CSC115 Introduction to Databases and Reports 3
CSC135 Computer Science I 3
CSC165 Computer Science II 3
CSC286 Programming in Visual Basic 3
CSC301W Systems Analysis and Design 3

Two of the following:

ART350 Selected Studio Topics (w/ ART faculty approval) 3
BUA334 Advertising 3
CSC302 Database Systems 3
TOTAL:   45

Other courses may be substituted with approval from both CSC and ART departments.

Requirements for a Minor in Computer Science

21 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

CSC165 Computer Science II 3
CSC265 Introduction to Data Structures 3
CSC240 Computer Organization and Assembly Language 3

Plus an additional 12 hours of CSC coursework, including at least 6 hours at the 300-level

TOTAL:   21

Requirements for a Minor in Computer Information Systems

21 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

CSC165 Computer Science II 3
CSC225 Computer Programming – COBOL 3
CSC265 Introduction to Data Structures 3
CSC286 Programming in Visual Basic 3
CSC301W Systems Analysis and Design 3
CSC325 Computer Networks 3

Plus an additional 3 hours of CSC coursework

TOTAL:   21

Requirements for a Minor in Technology Applications

21 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:

CSC110 Designing Web Sites 3
CSC115 Introduction to Databases and Reports 3
CSC135 Computer Science I 3
CSC165 Computer Science II 3

Plus any 3 additional CSC courses, including at least two at the 300-level.

Courses from the following list are recommended:

CSC286 Programming in Visual Basic 3
CSC301W Systems Analysis and Design 3
CSC302 Database Systems 3
CSC325 Computer Networks 3
TOTAL:   21