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The University of MemphisDepartment of Computer Science

Degree Programs
The Department of Computer Science offers degrees ranging from B.S. to Ph.D., in addition to several interdisciplinary programs of study. Use the links on the right to see more information.

Detailed degree program information is available in the University of Memphis Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate Catalog. Current Computer Science students may also wish to see our Forms and Documents page for curriculum and advising materials.

B.S. Computer Science

The B.S. degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (CAC/ABET). As of Spring 2014, there are 211 students enrolled in the B.S. program. Graduation data from the last few semesters is provided below:

  • Fall 2013 - 6 students
  • Summer 2013 - 2 students
  • Spring 2013 - 8 students

Program Objectives

The program educational objectives for the Bachelor's degree in computer science are that within a few years after graduation, graduates are expected to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to solve complex problems through the use of computer science, as evidenced by successful entrance into and advancement in the computer science profession.
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation for lifelong learning and for the value of continuing professional development by pursuing graduate education, professional education or continuing education opportunities, attainment of professional licensure, and/or membership in professional societies.

Expected Student Outcomes

Graduates with a B.S. in Computer Science will have obtained the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development;
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
  10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices;
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Honors Program, Minor, and Second Major

In addition to the traditional B.S. degree, we offer options for an honors designation and a Computer Science minor. Students majoring in engineering, mathematics, or some sciences can also opt to pursue a "second major" in Computer Science, which falls between a minor and a traditional double major.

For More Information

Please refer to the university's Undergraduate Catalog for detailed B.S. degree information, including course requirements and a suggested four-year plan.

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE · Dunn Hall 375, Memphis, TN 38152-3240 · Phone 901.678.5465 · Fax 901.678.1506 · info@cs.memphis.edu