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2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2023 - Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence Concentration, B.S.

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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,, placing Shippensburg University among 30 Pennsylvania colleges and universities that have accredited ABET programs and one of 10 that include computer science programs.

Core Requirements (46-47 crs.)


In addition to the core courses, students must complete the requirements of a concentration. Students may choose from pre-approved concentrations or seek department approval for a concentration of their own design. The decision to pursue a concentration is typically made during the sophomore year. Students desiring a broad background in computer science should select the Computer Science Application Concentration.
The pre-approved concentrations include:

  • Artificial Intelligence, for the development of software for intelligent agents;
  • Computer Graphics, for the development of graphics-intensive software;
  • Computer Science Applications, for a broad background in computer science. This represents a general computer science degree with no specific area of concentration.
  • Computer Science with Secondary Field, for those students who would like to combine computer science with another discipline such as business, science, etc.

Artificial Intelligence Concentration Requirements (22 - 23 crs.)

AI Interdisciplinary Elective (Choose one):

General Education

General Education Requirements


General Education Requirements Specific for this major

Course Sequencing

A typical first year sequence for all computer science majors is given below:

Semester I


Semester II


*Students unable to begin with MAT 211 - Calculus I  may be required to take MAT 175 - Precalculus Credits: 3 .

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.

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