The computer science program is designed to enable the student to gain knowledge of computer science and to apply this knowledge to an application area. Students will be proficient in developing computer software to solve problems in a number of contexts.
The computer science B.S. degree program and its concentrations are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, placing Shippensburg University among 30 Pennsylvania colleges and universities that have accredited ABET programs and one of 10 that include computer science programs.
Students who wish to design a personalized concentration may do so with the help of their advisor. The advisor will then submit the request to the department for approval. The student's course of study must be approved by the department in writing.
The department maintains a suggested sequence for scheduling the courses required in the core and by the various pre-approved concentrations. To ensure graduating in four years, each student should take the courses in the semesters indicated on the departmental list. The list will be available to students during scheduling.