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Programmer, Certificate of Completion

Requirements

The program introduces the students to basic, entry level programming.

Total Program Credits: 30

Discipline Core Requirements: 21 Credits
Complete the following:  
  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 2600   Computer Networks I 3
  CS 2810   Computer Organization and Architecture 3
  ENGL 1010   Introduction to Writing 3
Elective Requirements:    9 Credits
Choose 9 credits from the following courses (Must be approved by CSE Department. See CSE adviser):   9
  CS 2250   Java Programming  (3.0)  
or CS 3250   Java Software Development  (3.0)  
  CS 2370   C-plus-plus Programming  (3.0)  
or CS 3370   C-plus-plus Software Development  (3.0)  
  CS 239R   Current Topics in Computer Science  (1.0)  
  CS 2550   Web Programming I  (3.0)  
  CS 3060   Operating Systems Theory  (3.0)  
  CS 3260   CsharpNET Software Development  (3.0)  
  CS 3520   Database Theory  (3.0)  
  IT 1510   Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX (3.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 30 semester credits.
  2. Minimum grade of C- required in all courses.
  3. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  4. Residency hours -- minimum of 10 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample 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
Computer Electives Choose from approved list. See CS Department Advisor 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 1410 Object-Oriented Programming 3
CS 2810 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
Computer Electives Choose from approved list. See CS Department Advisor 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 2300 Discrete Mathematical Structures I  3
CS 2420 Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures 3
CS 2600 Computer Networks I 3
Computer Electives Choose from approved list. See CS Department Advisor 3
  Semester total: 12
Note:  If contemplating BS degree, comply with BS pre-req and matriculation requirements  
  Degree total: 30

Department

Name:

Computer Science

Location:

CS 520

Telephone:

801-863-8218

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. The Computer Engineering degree (BS-CE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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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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)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Department Chair, 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)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



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

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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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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)

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

Careers:  
Simple, entry level jobs can be attained with this degree, but student should consider the Bachelor’s degree to receive the greatest potential.

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