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Computer Science, A.S.

Requirements

The CS Associate degree is a transfer degree used when a student is contemplating changing schools. Because it includes all general education classes, attempting to earn this degree four semesters will necessarily lengthen the time to earn a BS degree.

Total Program Credits: 64

General Education Requirements: 39 Credits
  ENGL 1010   Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2020   Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
Complete one of the following:  3
  MAT 1030   Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  (3.0)  
  MATH 1040   Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3.0)  
  MATH 1050   College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4.0)  
  MATH 1090   College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors)(3.0)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700   US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710   US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  HIST 1700   American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740   US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000   American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100   American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050   Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100   Personal Health and Wellness  (2.0)  
or PES 1097   Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses   
Humanities:   
  COMM 1020   Public Speaking (recommended) 3
Social Science:   
  COMM 2110   Interpersonal Communication (recommended) 3
Physical Science:   
  PHYS 2210   Physics for Scientists and Engineers I * 4
  PHYS 2215   Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab * 1
Additional Physical Science:   
  PHYS 2220   Physics for Scientists and Engineers II * 4
  PHYS 2225   Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab * 1
Additional Distribution Courses   
  Biology  3
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 25 Credits
  CS 1400   Fundamentals of Programming * 3
  CS 1410   Object-Oriented Programming * 3
  CS 2300   Discrete Mathematical Structures I * 3
  CS 2420   Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures * 3
  CS 2810   Computer Organization and Architecture * 3
  MATH 1210   Calculus I * 5
  MATH 1220   Calculus II * 5

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 64 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above with no grade lower than a C- in Discipline Core courses.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
 Footnote
*Minimum grade of C- required

Graduation Plan

This is a sample graduation plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing  3
MAT 1030/MATH 1040/MATH 1050/MATH 1090
Quantitative Reasoning/Introduction to Statistics/College Algebra/College Algebra for Business 3
General Education Choose from American Institutions Distribution list 3
General Education Choose from HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 2
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming 3
CS 2810 Computer Organization & Architecture 3
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing - Science and Technology 3
General Education Choose from Biology Distribution List 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 2420 Introduction to Algorithms & Data Structures 3
CS 2300 Discrete Mathematical Structures I 3
MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
COMM 1020 Public Speaking (recommended for Humanities) 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
MATH 1220   Calculus II 5
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communications (recommended for Social Science) 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
PHYS 2225  Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
General Education Choose from Fine Arts Distribution list 3
  Semester total: 8
  Degree total: 64

Department

Name:

Computer Science

Location:

CS 520

Telephone:

801-863-8079

Email:

ComputerScience@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/cs

Chair:

Neil B. Harrison

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Computer Science program at Utah Valley University is to qualify students to function as professional computer scientists, computer engineers, and software engineers in the workplace, and to enter appropriate graduate programs. Graduates will be committed to lifelong learning and empowered with the intellectual and ethical foundations necessary to make responsible decisions.

 
 

Computer Science

Advisors:


Coordinators:

  • Computer Science - Computer Science Emphasis:
  • Todd Peterson
  • Email: ToddP@uvu.edu

  • Computer Science - Computer Networking Emphasis:
  • David Heldenbrand
  • Email: heldenda@uvu.edu


Three four-year bachelor degrees are offered: Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Computer Engineering. The Computer Science degree (BS-CS) is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and offers two areas of emphasis: Computer Science and Computer Networking. The Computer Science degree conforms to the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) joint model curriculum; the Software Engineering degree conforms to the IEEE Computer Society’s Software Engineering Body of Knowledge; and the  Computer Engineering degree conforms to the IEEE Computer Society’s Computer Engineering Body of Knowledge.

Note: Students may earn only one BS Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering. Additional degrees will not be awarded for completing subsequent BS-CS areas of emphasis.

Requirements for Certificate of Completion (Programmer), Associate in Science in Computer Science (AS-CS) and Associate in Applied Science in Computer Science (AAS-CS) with emphasis in Computer Engineering and in Computing and Networking Sciences degrees are included within the BS degree requirements. Students majoring in Computer Science degrees are encouraged to review these degrees and apply for them when they have met the requirements.

Classroom instruction is supported by well-equipped computer labs.

Career Opportunities

Degrees offered by the Computer Science Department prepare students for rewarding career opportunities in many different fields. Occupations available to graduates of our programs are consistently listed as among the highest paid and most in demand, and the long-term employment outlook is currently excellent.

Internships

Computer Science is committed to adequately preparing students for their intended career path. Thus, they encourage internship opportunities that provide students with applied knowledge to complement the theory learned in the classroom, and also enhances their resumes and marketability upon graduation.

 
 

Faculty

Huda Al-Ghaib(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Engineering & Information Technology, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq; M.S., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama.

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Charles Allison(2001)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics/Portuguese, M.S., Mathematics/Statistics, Brigham Young University; M.S. Ph.D. (ABD), Applied Math/Computer Science, University of Arizona.

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Beau Christ(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science & Mathematics, Doane College; Ph.D. (ABD), Computer Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Brian Durney(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, University of Utah; M.S., Computer Science, Stanford University; Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Oregon.

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Neil Harrison(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University; Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

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David Heldenbrand(1992)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.M.Ed., James Madison University; A.A., EDP Business, Montgomery College; M.S., Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University-Whiting School of Engineering.

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Reza Kamali-Sarvestani(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



Ph.D., Engineering, M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama; M.Sc., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Guilan University; B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Shiraz University.

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Afsaneh Minaie(2001)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma.

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Cheolhwan Oh(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Electronic Engineering, Seoul National University; M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University.

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Todd Peterson(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Alabama.

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Reza Sanati-Mehrizy(2001)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Business Administration, Rasht Commercial College; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Oklahoma.

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Timothy Stanley(2012)

Lecturer

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Physics, Brigham Young University; M.A., Economics, South Dakota State University; M.S., Nuclear Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico.

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Jingpeng Tang(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University; M.S., Computer Science, Engineering, Ph.D., Computer Science, North Dakota State University.

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Curtis Welborn(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



M.S., Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso; Ph.D., Computer Science, Texas Tech University.

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Careers

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The programming skills learned in this degree will be suitable to do low level programming (phone apps, webpage development, and some larger applications).

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