May 21, 2018  
2018-19 University Bulletin 
2018-19 University Bulletin

Computer Science B.S.

NY State Program Code: 79405
HEGIS Code: 0701.00
CIP Code: 11.0101

(57-75 credits, Depending on the track)

To graduate with a degree in mathematics or computer science, majors must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in all mathematics and computer science courses, with at most one grade lower than a C–. This applies to those courses that have been taken at Adelphi in fulfillment of degree requirements. Majors in computer and management information systems are required to maintain an average of 2.0 in all courses applied to the major.

Advanced standing may be granted at the discretion of the department.


Undergraduates majoring in Computer Science must enroll in at least one of the following tracks:

Software Engineering
Students who follow the software engineering track will research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software.

Information Security
Students who follow the information security track will learn the practice of is the practice of defending information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction.

Game Programming
Students who follow the game programming track will evaluate existing game engines, script games in those engines, design, build and deploy games and related frameworks.

Foundations of Computer Science
Students who follow the foundations of computer science track will gain the knowledge necessary to pursue graduate studies or a career in Foundations of Computer Science.

Applied Sciences
Students who students who follow the applied sciences track will gain the knowledge necessary to pursue areas in the applied sciences, such as applied mathematics and computer engineering. 

General Education Requirements

All students must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements, in addition to the requirements for the major in mathematics, computer science, or computer and management information systems.

Semester Sequence

Degree: B.B.A.
Required GPA: 2.3
Credits Required for Major: 86
Credits Required to Graduate: 123
Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
CSC (0145) 190 Computer Science Orientation Seminar 1              
CSC (0145) 171 Introduction to Computer Programming 4              
MTH (0144) 141 Calculus I1 4              
CSC (0145) 156 Discrete Structures 3 or ✓            
CSC (0145) 175 Intermediate Computer Programming 4              
MTH (0144) 142 Calculus II 4   or ✓          
CSC (0145) 270 Survey of Programming Language 3              
CSC (0145) 263 Database Management System 3              
CSC (0145) 273 Data Structures 3              
CSC (0145) 225 Statistics and Data Analysis 3              
CSC (0145) 440 Software Engineering 3           or ✓  
CSC (0145) 481 Computer Science Seminar I 3              
CSC (0145) 482 Computer Science II 3              
To register for this course, students must have earned a grade of C or higher in MTH 140 Precalculus or passed a department examination.