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TAS: Computer Science (B.S.)
|Victor Miller||Scott Frees
About the Major
Computer Science is the study of the representation, storage, and transformation of information. The subject areas of computer science include algorithms and data structures, programming languages, object oriented programming, GUI programming, web based development, operating systems, compiler design, numerical analysis, simulation, data communication and network programming, database design, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, security, and software methodologies.
This broad body of knowledge is presented in a manner which encourages Computer Science majors to develop professional competence, and acquire intellectual maturity and curiosity; establishing a long-term commitment to remain current in this rapidly changing discipline. Indeed, the Computer Science major at the College is in a continual state of evolution, with new courses being added to the program and every course in the major being regularly updated. The Program has an Advanced Topics course to facilitate the rapid introduction of new material into the major.
The Computer Science major at Ramapo is based on the philosophy that true learning occurs through active participation. This notion is incorporated throughout the curriculum. For example, all the courses in the major require programming projects that illustrate and expand the course content. Before completing the major, students must design and implement a significant piece of software as their senior project. Additionally, Computer Science students are encouraged to participate in one of the many experiential learning opportunities available through off-campus internships.
Computers are pervasive in today's world and Ramapo College Computer Science graduates have available to them a broad range of career opportunities in business, government, and academia. Our recent graduates have established careers in software development, project management, research, marketing, database development and administration, financial engineering, data mining, systems administration, quality assurance, education, game development, management, consulting and sales. Our students often continue on to graduate school.
The Computer Science faculty brings a wide diversity of experience in industry and academia. Networking, object oriented programming, database design, web development, UNIX, .NET and Windows programming, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, GUI programming, software methodologies, programming languages, numerical analysis and computer graphics are areas well represented by the faculty.
Requirements of the Major
- Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a [W] below. Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.
- Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible. Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.
Requirements of the Minor
|Subject & Course #||Title & Course Description|
|CMPS 147||COMPUTER SCIENCE I|
|CMPS 148||COMPUTER SCIENCE II|
|CMPS 231||DATA STRUCTURES|
|MATH 237||DISCRETE STRUCTURES|
|SCIN 230||COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY|
1 Elective Course chosen from the following list:
|CMPS 315||THE UNIX ENVIRONMENT|
|CMPS 316||ADVANCED UNIX PROGARMMING|
|CMPS 321||WEB DEVELOPMENT|
|CMPS 325||COMPUTER NETWORKS|
|CMPS 327||NETWORK PROGRAMMING|
|CMPS 331||ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE|
|CMPS 342||COMPUTER GRAPHICS|
|CMPS 345||ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS|
|CMPS 357||.NET ENVIROMENT|
|CMPS 364||DATABASE DESIGN|
|CMPS 367||ADVANCED TOPICS:|
|CMPS 368||COMPILER DESIGN|
|CMPS 369||WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT|
|CMPS 373||OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING|
|CMPS 410||COMPUTER SCIENCE RESEARCH|
Note: A school core is NOT required for completion of the minor.
Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.
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