Computer Science & Computer Information Systems

Computer Science & Computer Information Systems

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Computer Information Systems from the AUM College of Sciences will prepare you for a career in computer programming, networking, database management, multimedia design or technology architecture.

Do you want to know how to design and program the computers powering some of today’s greatest innovations? Ever wondered how your phone knows where the nearest Starbucks is, how Google’s self-driving car is even possible, or how your music and photos live in the cloud? Maybe you want to know how cybersecurity techniques protect consumers and businesses. If you are curious about these or other technology-related issues, consider joining us in this hands-on, learn-by-doing Computer Science program.

The program is designed to provide a solid foundation necessary for graduates to succeed in the computer industry and in graduate studies. In addition to obtaining general computer science training, you will learn multi-core architectures and programming. High Performance Computing is the main theme of this degree program.

Points of Pride

  • You’ll have access to the most powerful computational resources and expertise in the country through our partnership with the NSF-supported Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment.
  • The Computer Science & Computer Information Systems faculty is engaged in the private sector, supporting research and partnerships with national and international user groups and initiatives.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries nationally.

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $86,320 in May 2018, which was more than twice the median annual wage for all occupations.

 U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data 
JobMedian Annual PayJob Growth through 2028
Database Administrator$90,070 9%
Computer Network Architects$109,0205%
Computer Systems Analyst$88,7409%


For More Information

Department of Computer Science
Auburn University at Montgomery
Goodwyn Hall 213

Soaring Warhawks

  • Jonathon Henson is a Software Development Engineer for Amazon.
  • Manal Abdalla earned an internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Plan of Study

Course#Course NameDescription
1000Survey of Computer Applications(3). Pr., MATH 0800 or MATH 1100 or MATH 1120 or MATH 1150. Applications such as text editing, spreadsheets and database systems. Includes an introduction to microcomputers and their hardware, communications, operating systems and programming. Includes hands-on laboratory sessions. No prior knowledge of computers is assumed.
1110Introduction to Computer Science(3). Pr., MATH 800. Introduction to computer science for students with little or no programming experience. Students learn how to program and how to use computational techniques to solve problems. Topics include algorithms, simulation techniques, and use of software libraries.
1210Introduction to Computing for Engineers and Scientists(3). Pr., MATH 1150. Computer programming in a high-level language (MATLAB programming), with emphasis on the use of the computer as a tool for engineering or science.
2000Structured Programming I(3). Pr., MATH 1120 or MATH 1610. Timeshared computer systems; programming methodology and problem-solving techniques; numeric and string processing; static and dynamic data structures; procedures, functions and recursion; files. Conducted in the computer language C++.
3000Structured Programming II(3). Pr., CSCI 2000, MATH 1620 (Coreq). Advanced programming techniques, including software development methodology, abstract data types and implementation and application of classic data structures such as stacks, queues and binary trees; programming assignments in Ada.
3100Unix and C(3). Pr., CSCI 3000. An advanced survey of the C programming language and Unix-like operating systems. Emphasis on the implementation of algorithms in C and to use of the major Unix utilities.
3200Parallel Programming(3). Pr., CSCI 3100. Introduction to parallel computer systems and its programming paradigms. Concepts of parallelism, parallel communication and coordination as well as parallel algorithms and errors in parallel codes are covered. It covers MPI, openMP, CUDA and openCL.
3300Introduction to Computer Architecture(3). Pr., CSCI 2200. Introduction to the architecture and function of computers. Topics include microprocessors, memory, control units, storage, I/O systems, machine language, assembly language, high-level languages, functional organization, relationship between computer architecture and system software.
3600Fundamental Algorithm Design and Analysis(3). Pr., CSCI 3400. Algorithms for standard computational problems; design and implementation of efficient algorithms; mathematical analysis of algorithm efficiency
3650Ethics in Computer Science(3). Pr., ENGL 1010 and CSCI 3600. This course focuses on the social, legal, ethical and cultural issues involved in the deployment and use of computer technology. Includes information about code of ethics documents produced by national and international professional societies and organizations.
4100Software Components(3). Pr., CSCI 3400. The abstraction and implementation of reusable computer software components with applications to data structures and algorithms and to the engineering of large, software-intensive programs. Uses Ada; assumes a background in fundamentals of Ada.
4200Theory of Formal Languages(3). Pr., CSCI 3000. Mathematical models of regular sets, context-free languages and Turing machines; deterministic and non-deterministic models, closure properties, normal forms and applications.
4300Introduction to Operating Systems(3). Pr., CSCI 3100 and CSCI 3300. An introduction to fundamental concepts in operating systems. Topics include process management, main memory management, virtual memory, I/O and device drivers, file systems, secondary storage management, introduction to critical sections and deadlocks.
4350Network Systems(3). Pr., CSCI 3000 and CSCI 3300. Focuses on fundamental concepts of modern network systems, network architecture/organization and network communication (e.g. OSI and TCP/IP models). Topics include wireless networks, switching and routing, congestion, internet traffic, and network security.
4400Distributed Computing(3). Pr., CSCI 3100 and CSCI 3300. This course discusses the fundamentals of distributed systems. Systems that can harness idle CPU cycles and storage spaces of many networked systems, client-server applications, concepts of Grid and Cloud computing are introduced.
4450Data Intensive Computing(3). Pr., CSCI 3770 and CSCI 4400. This course covers a spectrum of topics from core techniques in relational data management to highly scalable data processing using parallel database systems such as principles of query processing, data storage, scalable data processing, and concurrency control.
4500Mobile Computing(3). Pr., CSCI 4100. This course introduces smart phone or tablet device programming on platforms using Apple iOS or Android. A brief introduction to Objective-C (iOS), Java (Android), HTML5, PHP, Javascript, etc. This course is a hands-on example oriented course.
4550Computer Graphics(3). Pr., CSCI 3400 and MATH 2660. The architecture of graphics systems is introduced, 2-and 3-D transformations, matrix formulations, and concatenation. Clipping and windowing. Data structures for graphics systems, segmented display files, rings, etc. Hidden line and surface elimination. Shading
4924Computer Science Internship(3). Pr., permission of instructor. Qualified students will be jointly supervised by faculty and computer professionals. Internship allows students to gain industrial work experience
4950Senior Seminar in Computer Science(3). Pr., ENGL 1010 and permission of instructor. Student is guided in the presentation of a technical topic and completes an appropriate project. Occupational and employment information and guidance is offered.
4970Special Topics in Computer Science(1-3). Pr., permission of instructor. The student works under the direction of a staff member on some topic of mutual interest. With the approval of the mathematics department head, may be taken pass/fail.

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