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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Computing


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Chaoyang Zhang, Director
118 College Drive, Box 5106
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
601.266.4949

Abukmail, Adams, Ali, Banerjee, Buchanan, J. Chen, K. Chen, Dawoud, Murali, Neal, Perkins, Seyfarth, Strelzoff, Sun, Wang, Wu, Yenduri, Zhang, Zhou

The School of Computing offers four undergraduate degrees. The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC of ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410.347-7700. The Computer Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410.347.7700. The School also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology and a Pre-engineering program.

The baccalaureate programs provide career-oriented computing education that enables graduates to enter positions with skills that are high in demand in modern industry. All programs are designed to accept transfer students from accredited community/junior colleges and technical institutes. Guidance for transfer students is provided with the individual program information in this section; however, students planning to transfer to the School of Computing are urged to contact the appropriate program coordinator for details.

Minors available from computer science and engineering technology programs are outlined following the corresponding major programs. Minor requirements may not be satisfied by transfer of courses from other institutions that are not accredited by CAC or TAC of ABET. For information concerning the Master of Science degree in computer science, the Master of Science in computer science with an emphasis in computational science, the Master of Science in engineering technology, and the doctorate in computational science, please consult the Graduate Bulletin.

Computer Science

Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC of ABET)

Beddhu Murali, Coordinator
601.266.4949

This program is offered under the CSC designation and allows students to select concentrations in specific areas, such as software engineering. Graduates of this program are prepared to begin professional careers in computer science or to pursue graduate studies. Students seeking a second degree in this program must satisfy all accreditation requirements. Under the CSS designation, the program offers many courses that are primarily service courses to the university community. The department offers a supplemental teacher licensure program for teachers who wish to become licensed in computer science education. This licensure is granted to a teacher who is licensed in another teaching area and completes the following courses: CSC 101 /CSC 101L , CSC 102 , CSC 307 , CSS 400 , IT 365 , and one of CSC 203 , CSC 305 CSC 317  or CSC 405. For all programs, a grade of C or higher must be earned in required CSS and CSC courses.

Computer Engineering Technology

(Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)

Stephen Adams, Coordinator
601.266.4949

Computer engineering technology offers the student a variety of topics on the uses of computers and digital electronics in today's technical society. The plan of study leading to the baccalaureate degree provides the student with practical applications of computer technology in combination with the theoretical background necessary for a well-rounded education. Extensive laboratory experience aids the student in the design, analysis and application of digital electronics to the problems encountered in modern technology. Graduates of this program are expected to be knowledgeable in digital electronics, computer hardware and software, and applications involving the computer as a problem-solving tool.

Electronics Engineering Technology

(Accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)

Zhaoxian Zhou, Coordinator
601.266.4949

The major in electronics engineering technology covers a variety of topics in modern electronics, including electronic devices, digital systems and microprocessors, instrumentation, control systems, power systems, robotics and communications. Graduates have extensive knowledge of electronics and are qualified to fill supervisory positions in the electronics industry.

Electronics engineering technology majors must satisfy the general core requirements of the university and the College of Science and Technology. Corresponding lecture and laboratory courses must be taken simultaneously.

Information Technology

Scott Neal, Coordinator
601.266.4949

The Information Technology program prepares its graduates to design, implement and administer complex client-server information systems. The program includes course work in local and wide-area networking, network security, network management, network design, Web design and telecommunication systems. The information technology major is offered under the ITC designation. Students complete one of two concentrations in computer networking or solution developer. Requirements include one course in calculus and a minimum of 12 hours of algorithm development and programming languages.

Graduates of the broad-based curriculum in hardware, operating systems and applications find employment as systems administrators, systems analysts, network administrators, solution developers and Webmasters. For all concentrations, a grade of C or higher must be earned in required ITC courses.

The information technology program is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program and is a local academy for the CCNA, CCNP and Web design curricula.

Programs

    Bachelor of ScienceNon-degree

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