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Computer Information Science

Course Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Computer Information Science

Degree Requirements Credit Hours
Professional Studies Credit Hours - 3
PRST 3301 Lifelong Learning (S-L)
English Credit Hours - 9
ENGL 1301, 1302, and 2301 or 2302
Fine Art Credit Hours - 3
FINE 1306
History Credit Hours - 6
HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology Credit Hours - 0-2
KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
Mathematics Credit Hours - 3-4
MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405 (eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite).
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) Credit Hours - 4
PHSC 1402
Religion Credit Hours - 6-12
RELI 1301 and 1302. (If hours transferred at time of initial enrollment at DBU do not equal 60 or more hours, additional religion hours will be required.)
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only) Credit Hours - 6
POLS 2301 and an additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
Total General Studies Hours Semester Hours - 40-49
Electives Credit Hours - 25-35
Courses transferred, ACE approved military and/or corporate training, etc.
Computer Information Science Credit Hours - 31
COSC 1405 Foundations of Computer Science I
COSC 1408 Foundations of Computer Science II
COSC 2403 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
COSC 2306 Data Structures and Introduction to Algorithms
COSC 3301 Database Systems
COSC 3305 Computer Organization and Architecture
COSC 3306 Networks and Telecommunication

COSC 4308 Senior Project in Computer Science (S-L)
Upper-level elective in Computer Science

COSC 4402 Software Engineering (S-L)


Concentration Requirement Credit Hours - 12

The student must also complete a concentration consisting of 12 upper-level hours in a discipline other than Computer Information Science or Management Information Systems. This requirement may be satisfied by transfer credit hours. The concentration must be approved by the dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics or the dean of the College of Professional Studies.

Total Credit Hours Required - Minimum 120
Degree Requirements Credit Hours


Other Requirements
  • 1 Minimum of 42 upper-level credit hours. (Exception: Inverted Degree Program)
  • 2 Minimum of 12 credit hours in major in residence at Dallas Baptist University, 9 credit hours of which must be upper-level.
  • 3 Minimum of 30 credit hours in residence at DBU.
  • 4 Completion of 30 of the last 36 credit hours in residence at Dallas Baptist University. Students must receive approval of the registrar prior to taking courses at any other college or university.
  • 5 Minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate.
  • 6 Satisfactory completion of all requirements on official degree plan.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University
DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


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