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Software Engineering, B.S.

Requirements

Software Engineers design and develop large software systems. In addition, they may lead teams of software developers or quality assurance engineers. They also work with users and customers to understand their needs. Software systems we take for granted, such as Microsoft Office, are implemented by software engineers. Software engineers employ innovative software development approaches, such as Agile software development, to effectively manage software development projects.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 37 Credits
  ENGL 1010   Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2020   Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
  MATH 1210   Calculus I 5
American Institutions, complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 1740   US Economic History  (3.0)  
  HIST 1700   American Civilization  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000   American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100   American National Government  (3.0)  
  HIST 2700   US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710   US History since 1877  (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050   Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100   Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097   Fitness for Life  (2.0)  
Distribution Requirements:   
  Physical Science distribution  3
  Biology distribution  3
  Additional Physical Science or Biology  3
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
  COMM 1020   Public Speaking 3
  COMM 2110   Interpersonal Communication 3
Discipline Core Requirements:   59 Credits
  CS 1400   Fundamentals of Programming 3
  CS 1410   Object-Oriented Programming 3
  CS 2810   Computer Organization and Architecture 3
  CS 2300   Discrete Structures I 3
  CS 2420   Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures 3
  CS 2450   Software Engineering 3
  CS 2600   Computer Networks I 3
  COMP 301R   Digital Lecture Series 1
  CS 305G   Global Social and Ethical Issues in Computing 3
  CS 3060   Operating Systems Theory 3
  CS 3240   Introduction to Computational Theory 3
  CS 3250   Java Software Development  (3.0)  
or CS 3370   C-plus-plus Software Development  (3.0)  
or CS 3260   CsharpNET Software Development  (3.0)  
or CS 3270   Python Software Development 3
  CS 3450   Principles and Patterns of Software Design 3
  CS 3520   Database Theory 3
  CS 4230   Software Testing and Quality Engineering 3
  CS 4400   Software Engineering II 3
  CS 3410   Human Factors in Software Development 3
  CS 4450   Analysis of Programming Languages 3
  CS 4550   Software Engineering III 3
  MATH 2040   Principles of Statistics 4
Elective Requirements:   24 Credits
Complete 12 credits from the following:  12
  Any CS course numbered 3000 or higher not already required.   
Complete at least 12 credits (at least 9 must be upper division) in an approved discipline other than Computer Science. See Advisor for details. Note that these credits may not also be used to fulfill general education requirements: 12

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 or above. Must have a minimum grade of C- with a combined GPA of 2.5 or higher in all discipline core and elective requirements and the General Education requirements marked with an asterisk.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU. Ten of these hours must be within the last 45 hours earned. At least 12 of the credit hours earned in residence must be in approved CSE Department courses.
  4. No more than 80 semester hours and no more than 20 hours of transfer credit from a two-year college may be applied to the core or elective courses.
  5. No more than 6 semester hours may be earned through independent study.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
General Education Choose from American Institutions Distribution list 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming 3
CS 2810 Computer Organization & Architecture 3
Specialized Area Choose from Specialized Area (SA) classes 3
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing Science & Technology 3
General Education Choose from Biology Distribution List 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: SA classes are determined through consultation with Advisor
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 2420 Introduction to Algorithms & Data Structures 3
CS 2300 Discrete Structures I 3
CS 2600 Computer Networks I 3
Specialized Area Choose from Specialized Area (SA) classes 3
General Education Choose from Physical Science Distribution list 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: SA class lists are determined through consultation with Advisor
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 2450 Software Engineering I 3
CS32XX Choose from CS3250,3260,3270 3
MATH 2040 Principles of Statistics 4
Specialized Area Choose from Specialized Area (SA) classes 3
General Education Choose from Physical Science or Biology  Distribution list 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: SA classes are determined  through consultation with Advisor
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 3410 Human Factores in Software Development 3
CS Elective Any 3000/4000 level CS class 3
COMP 301R Digital Lecture Series 1
Specialized Area Choose from Specialized Area (SA) classes 3
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and values 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: SA classes are determined through consultatin with Advisor
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 3240 Intro to Computational Theory 3
CS 3520 Database Theory 3
CS 3060 Operating Systems Theory 3
CS Elective Any 3000/4000 level CS class 3
General Education Choose from Fine Arts Distribution list 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 3450 Principles & Patterns of Software Design 3
CS 4450 Analysis of Programming Languages 3
CS 4400 Software Engineering II 3
CS 4230 Software Testing & Quality Engineering 3
CS 305G Global Social and Ethical Issues in Computing 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes:  Complete MFAT Exam
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 4550 Software Engineering III 3
CS Elective Choose from any 3000/4000 level CS class 3
CS Elective Choose from any 3000/4000 level CS class 3
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communications 3
General Education Choose from HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 2
  Semester total: 14
Notes: Specialized areas lists are determined by Advisor; complete CS Exit Survey
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Computer Science

Location:

CS 520

Telephone:

801-863-8079

Email:

ComputerScience@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/cs

Chair:

Charles D. Allison

 
 

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’sSoftware 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

Charles Allison(2001)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Department Chair, 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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Roger Debry(1998)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, M.S., Computer Science, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering (Computer Science), University of Utah.

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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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Dennis Fairclough(1990)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, University of Utah; M.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, University of Santa Clara; Ph.D., ABD, Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University.

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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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Kirk Love(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



A.S., Mathematics, B.S., Data Processing and Mathematics, Weber State College; M.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young 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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Keith Olson(2001)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Ph.D., Mathematics,, M.A., Mathematics and Physics, University of Utah.

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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)

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

Careers:  
Software Engineers can expect to work in software development, to include eliciting customers' requirements, and designing and testing software 
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