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Software Engineering, B.S.

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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

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Completion of CS 1400, CS 1410, CS 2300, and CS 2420 with a grade of C+ better.
  2. Completion of MATH 1210 and (ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005) with a grade of C or better.  
  3. Each of CS 1400, CS 1410, CS 2300, CS 2420, MATH 1210, and (ENGL ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005) cannot be taken more than twice to obtain the required grade.
  4. Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
General Education Requirements: 41 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 1 5
American Institutions, complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2)  
Distribution Requirements:   
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (4) 5
and  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab (1)  
 Biology distribution  3
 Complete one of the following additional GE course/lab combinations: 5
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I (4)  
and BIOL 1615 College Biology I Laboratory (1)  
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I  (4)  
and CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory  (1)  
  PHYS 2020 College Physics II  (4)  
and PHYS 2025 College Physics II Lab  (1)  
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II  (4)  
and PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab  (1)  
  GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology (3)  
and GEO 1015 Introduction to Geology Laboratory  (1)  
and GEO 202R Science Excursion  (1)  
 Fine Arts Distribution  3
  COMM 1020   Public Speaking 2
and COMM 1025   Public Speaking 1 1
  COMM 2110   Interpersonal Communication 1 3
Discipline Core Requirements:   70 Credits
  CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
  CS 1410 Object-Oriented Programming 3
  CS 2810 Computer Organization and Architecture 3
  CS 2300 Discrete Mathematical Structures I 3
  CS 2370 C plus plus Programming WE 3
  CS 2420 Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures 3
  CS 2450 Software Engineering 3
  CS 2600 Computer Networks I 3
  CS 2690 Computer Networks II 3
  CS 305G Global Social and Ethical Issues in Computing 3
  CS 3060 Operating Systems Theory 3
  CS 3240 Discrete Mathematical Structures II 3
  CS 3100 Data Privacy and Security 3
  CS 3320 Numerical Software Development  3
  CS 3250  Java Software Development  (3) 3
or CS 3370 C Plus Plus Software Development (3)  
or CS 3260 CsharpNET Software Development  (3)  
or CS 3270 Python Software Development  (3)  
or  CS 3380 JavaScript Software Development  (3)  
  CS 3450 Principles and Patterns of Software Design 3
  CS 3410 Human Factors in Software Development 3
  CS 3520 Database Theory 3
  CS 4230 Software Testing and Quality Engineering 3
  CS 4400 Software Engineering II 3
  CS 4450 Analysis of Programming Languages 3
  CS 4550 Software Engineering III 3
  CS 496R Senior Seminar 1
  ECE 3710 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
Elective Requirements:    9 Credits
Complete 9 credits from the following:  9
  Any CS course numbered 3000 or higher not already required.   

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 a footnote 1.
  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.

Footnotes: 1Minimum grade of C- required.

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
MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
ENGH 1005 or ENGL 1010 Literacies and Composition Across ContextsIntroduction to Writing or Introduction to Academic Writing 3
GE Choose from American Institutions Distribution list 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: Matriculation based on minimum grade of C+ in CS 1400, CS 1410, CS 2420, and CS 2300; C in Math 1210, ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 1410 Object Oriented Programming 3
CS 2810 Computer Organization & Architecture 3
GE Choose from Fine Arts Distribution List 3
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
GE Choose from Biology Distribution List 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Matriculation based on minimum grade of C+ in CS 1400, CS 1410, CS 2420, and CS 2300; C in Math 1210, ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 2420 Introduction to Algorithms & Data Structures 3
CS 2300 Discrete Mathematical Structures I 3
CS 2370 C plus plus Programming WE 3
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  Semester total: 14
Notes: Matriculation based on minimum grade of C+ in CS 1400, CS 1410, CS 2420, and CS 2300; C in Math 1210, ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 2450 Software Engineering I 3
CS 2600 Computer Networks I 3
 CS 3250 or 3260 or 3270 or 3370 or 3380 Java Software Development or C#Net Sofware Development or Python Sofware Development or C Plus Plus Software Development or Java Script Software Development 3
Third Science Complete one of the following course/lab combinations: BIOL 1610 & 1615 College Biology I & Lab (5); CHEM 1210 & 1215 Principles of Chemistry I & Lab (5); GEO 1010 & 1015 & 202R Introduction to Geology & Lab & Science Excursion (5); PHYS 2020 & 2025 College Physics II & Lab (5); PHYS 2220 & phys 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II & Lab (5) 5
     
GE Choose from HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 2
  Semester total: 16
CS 2690 Computer Networks II 3
CS 3410 Human Factores in Software Development 3
CS 3100 Data Security and Privacy 3
COMM 2100 Interpersonal Communications 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and values 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 3060 Operating Systems Theory 3
CS 3240 Discrete Mathematical Structures II 3
CS 3450 Principles & Patterns of Software Design 3
CS 3520 Database Theory 3
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 2
and COMM 1025  Public Speaking Lab 1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 4450 Analysis of Programming Languages 3
CS 4400 Software Engineering II 3
CS 4230 Software Testing & Quality Engineering 3
ECE 3710 Applied Probability & Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
CS Elective Any 3000/4000 level CS class not required 3
CS 496R Senior Seminar 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
CS 305G Global Social and Ethical Issues in Computing 3
CS 3320 Numerical Software Development 3
CS 4550 Software Engineering III 3
CS Elective Any 3000/4000 level CS class 3
CS Elective Any 3000/4000 level CS class 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

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