CSIT University of the District of Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dept. of Comptuer Science and Information Technology

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:
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

*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:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

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 Fall 67
2015 Spring 71
2015 Fall 50
2016 Spring 78
2016 Fall 97
2016 Spring 78
2017 Spring 93
2017 Fall 106
2018 Spring 89
2018 Fall 119
2019 Spring 123
2019 Fall 132
MAJOR TERM Total Graduated
Computer Science 2013 Fall 3
2013 Spring 6
2014 Fall 3
2015 Spring 7
2015 Fall 3
2016 Spring 7
2016 Fall 3
2017 Spring 4
2017 Fall 1
2018 Spring 5
2018 Summer 3
2018 Fall 4
2019 Spring 9
2019 Summer 3
2019 Fall 9

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.