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Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology (BSCS and BSIT)

Admission Requirements

Applicants interested in admission to the University (Flagship) must have earned a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent, and meet the following minimum academic standards:
GPA (2.5) and SAT (1200) or ACT Score (16)
OR
GPA (2.0) and SAT (1400) or ACT Score (19)
OR
The ACCUPLACER examination sub-tests:
English (86) and Mathematics (85) and Reading (78)

If you are interested in applyig to the University (Department of Computer Science and Information Technology), please refer to the University Admisstion Policy.

The overall mission of the computing programs is to prepare nationally and internationally competitive graduates, at the graduate and baccalaureate levels, in computer science and information technologies to meet the needs of the current and future technology era. Computer Science is the development of computer software; Information Technology is the use of computers and software to manage information.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science enables students to enter the computing profession at a technical - scientific level or to proceed to graduate programs in Computer Science. It is a four-year program with a heavy emphasis on mathematics and the study of algorithmic processes to describe and transform information.

The program objectives and outcomes of our BSCS (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science) program are consistent with the mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which is: To provide nationally competitive and fully accredited professional programs at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. These programs enable immediate employment upon graduation or for continuation for advanced level studies in the respective disciplines.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology prepares students for careers in the broadly defined field of information technology. Core courses provide students with sufficient exposure to networking and system administration, web and multimedia content development, programming and application development, including database management systems and web applications, technology integration and deployment in a user community, including needs assessment, user-centered design, technology transfer, and ongoing support. After fulfilling the core course requirements, students can obtain greater depth in several IT areas including network administration, game development or web-database integration.

The program objectives and outcomes of our BSIT (Bachelor of Science in Information Technology) program are consistent with the mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which is: To provide nationally competitive and fully accredited professional programs at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. These programs enable immediate employment upon graduation or for continuation for advanced level studies in the respective disciplines.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives (PEO) of the undergraduate computer science program are broad statements that describe what our graduates are expected to attain.

Our graduates will have

  1. have become practiced and competitive professionals in computer science, or related application or applied areas; or have entered, if not completed, a graduate program.
  2. continuously improve their technical knowledge and abilities in computing, thus allowing them to adapt to changes in the profession.
  3. continuously maximize the impact of their technical knowledge in their community and in our society.
  4. be professionally ethical at all times.

Computer Science - Student Outcomes

CSIT Department's programs enable students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

*The computer science program (BSCS) is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. (http://www.abet.org).

Information Technology- Student Outcomes

CSIT Department's programs enable students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies
  • An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems
  • An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment
  • An understanding of best practices and standards and their application
  • An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan

Annual student enrollment and graduation data

The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning at the University of the District of Columbia creates UDC Fact Books by collecting students enrollments, graduation, or else annually. Student enrollment and graduation data for the BS in Computer Science and the BS in Information Technology can be found at the university website (shown below).
UDC Fact Books: http://www.udc.edu/irap/fact_books

MAJOR TERM Total Enrollment
Computer Science 2013 Fall 65
2014 Spring 71
2014 Summer 11
2014 Fall 67
2015 Spring 71
2015 Summer 16
2015 Fall 50
2016 Spring 78
Total   429
MAJOR TERM Total Graduated
Computer Science 2013 Fall 3
2013 Spring 6
2014 Fall 3
2015 Spring 7
2015 Fall 3
2016 Spring 7
Total   29

Graduation Requirements

BSCS Graduation Requirements:
The BS program in Computer Science requires completing a total of 122 credit hours of college-level courses in order to graduate. Students must obtain a grade of C or better in all the courses in their major and must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0.

BSIT Graduation Requirements:
The BS program in Information Technology requires completing a total of 123 credit hours of college-level courses in order to graduate. Students must obtain a grade of C or better in all the courses in their major and must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0.

*These graduation requirements will be determined depending on when you begin studying at UDC. For further detail about these graduation requirements, students should contact their academic advisors or undergraduate program director.