Computer Science Major, BA
Campus: NYC, Westchester
Major Completion Summary
|University Core Requirements||44-53|
University Core Requirements (44-53 Credits)
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Seidenberg majors are required to complete the MAT 131 Calculus I and CS 121 Computer Programming I from the Foundation Requirements, and are required to complete two courses from each of the four Areas of Knowledge.
Major Requirements (50 Credits)
|Computing Core 1|
|CS 121||Computer Programming I 2||4|
|CS 113||Mathematical Structures for Computer Science||4|
|CS 122||Computer Programming II||4|
|CS 232||Computer Organization||4|
|CS 241||Data Structures and Algorithms||4|
|CS 271||Fundamentals of UNIX and C Programming||2|
|Advanced Required Courses|
|CS 242||Algorithms and Computing Theory||4|
|CS 488||Computer Networks and the Internet||4|
|CS||Advanced Electives in CS||8|
|MAT 131||Calculus I 2||4|
|MAT 132||Calculus II||4|
|MAT 234||Introduction to Probability and Statistical Analysis||4|
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each prerequisite course to take subsequent CS courses.
Shared with the University Core.
Minor Courses: Students in the BA/CS program will enhance their major with a minor or concentration offered by Pace University. For the purpose of illustration, we detail minors in Information Technology, Computer Information Technology and Information Assurance for the Criminal Justice System (cybersecurity). Other minors may be selected from one of the many disciplines within another Pace School. For example, the Digital Design minor, Economics minor etc can be satisfied by the required courses as approved by the relevant school. Once the minor requirement is fulfilled, the completion of 120 credits can be satisfied through elective courses.
Sample Minors for the BA in Computer Science
Seidenberg BA CS students can take a minor from within the Seidenberg School, for example Computer Information Technology (15-16 credits) or Information Assurance in the Criminal Justice System (19 credits).
For the CIT minor, students can take either Option 1 (4 CIT courses) or Option 2 (a blend of CIS civic engagement courses and CIT courses).
The minor in Information Assurance in the Criminal Justice System is a pathway to a career in cybersecurity.
Other popular minors within other Pace schools for BA CS students include Digital Design, Mathematics, Economics, Marketing and General Business.
Open Electives (1-18 Credits)
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UNV 101 First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community is required for all new freshmen.