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Computer Science


Description of the Major:

Computer Science majors at Coastal Carolina University will develop an awareness of technological advances in the field of computer science and develop an understanding and appreciation for ethical behavior as it relates to information processing.  The Department of Computer Science offers a challenging and highly rewarding course of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree that provides a strong foundation in theoretical computer science as a basis for upper-level courses in areas such as computer architecture, operating systems, robotics, algorithm analysis, artificial intelligence and computer graphics.  Students receive training that blends computer science with a firm foundation in the sciences and mathematics, preparing them for advanced work in computer science and for computer-related careers in industry.

The Student Experience:

  • The degree has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  • Because real-world experience is critical in computer science, Coastal Carolina University offers courses in applied software development that provide students with the tools to design and implement software projects as part of a team that works with the area businesses.
  • Internships are available for academic credit, and students can also apply for cooperative education, which allows them to work full-time in the field while earning academic credit, income and valuable work experience.
  • Computing resources include computerized classrooms, a robotics lab, a micro-computer lab, a high-performance computer lab, and a Linux file server providing Internet access through the University's campus academic network.
  • A student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, known as Numbers & Bytes, sponsors field trips, brings speakers to campus, organizes professional and social functions, and, on a regular basis, participates in community service.

Beyond the Classroom:

Computer scientists are involved in the following areas/industries:

  • Robotics development
  • Software engineering
  • Parallel computing
  • Bioinformatics research
  • High-performance computing
  • Cloud computing


Areas of Study:

CSCI 214 Computer Organization & Programming
CSCI 220 Data Structures
CSCI 440 Introduction to Computer Graphics
CSCI 473 Introduction to Parallel Systems
CSCI 485 Introduction to Robotics
CSCI 480

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

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