Undergraduate Degree Programs
A Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science qualifies students for employment with local, state, regional, and federal agencies. Banks, accounting firms, manufacturing, and service agencies employ programmers to assist with computer systems. A system analyst's position is usually obtained after a few years of employment as a programmer. Some students go on to get their graduate degrees in Computer Science in preparation for a career in research or teaching. An internship or part-time work is recommended in order to establish a relationship with an employer before graduation. This program will prepare a student to complete the Computer Science Concentration in the MSCST. Students with a strong background in science may choose to complete the Biomedical Informatics Concentration in the MSCST.
Please follow these links to review our program objectives, outcomes and course mapping. (coming soon)
Computer Science Curriculum Sheet.
A student graduating in computer science must have a grade of "C" or better in each of the core computer science courses before the subsequent core course is taken. The core courses are: CSC 135, 145, 242, 285, 315, 345, 346, 382, 405, 460, 480, 481 and 485.
Computer Information Systems
The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer information Systems focuses on the computer-based technologies that are used in every area of human endeavor. Each student receives a core in computer science coursework. In addition, an environment provides the domain knowledge to effectively apply computer technology to solve significant challenges in that domain. Currently, there are two approved environments. One is a standard Business Environment. The second is a Network Security Environment, developed in cooperation with the Cyber Information Technology Division at Bossier Parish Community College. Other environments are in various stages, and will appear here as approved.
An articulation (transfer) agreement for six AAS degrees from the Cyber Information Division at Bossier Parish Community College was signed in April 2011. Details here.
Standard (Business) Environment
This is the default environment in the CIS degree program. This degree provides a foundation in the basic areas of business including management, marketing, accounting and finance. This program will allow a student to gain both the technological expertise and the business perspective necessary to work on technical problems within a business domain. This combination of knowledge and skills will enable the graduate of this program to effectively apply the tools and techniques of computing technology to tackle the ever changing challenges of businesses. Students graduating from the program will have up-to-date skills that are in high demand by industries both locally and nationally. The courses in business that are required for this degree are the required coursework prerequisites for entering the Master of Business Administration program at LSUS or to complete the Business Administration Track in the MSCST.
CIS (Business) Curriculum Sheet.
Network Security Environment
This environment was developed in cooperation with the Cyber Information Technology Division at BPCC. Students completing the AAS in Network Security Specialist are well prepared for this degree. Careful selection of courses will ensure that most credit hours transfer. A non-BPCC student will still have to take CIT 101, CIT 220, CIT 225, CIT 240, CIT 280 and CWD 280 at BPCC. Criminal Justice courses at LSUS are also a part of this environment. This environment prepares the student to work in networking and network security in any industry requiring secure networks. This will include both government and private sector jobs. Students graduating from the program will have up-to-date skills that are in high demand by industries both locally and nationally. This program will prepare a student to complete the Computer Science Concentration in the MSCST.
CIS (Network Security) Curriculum Sheet - Full BPCC Mapping.
CIS (Network Security) Curriculum Sheet - Required BPCC Coursework.
Animation and Visual Effects Environment
This environment was developed in cooperation with the Animation and Visual Effects (AVE) Program at LSUS. The environment consists of 30 hours of coursework in AVE, culminating in a 2 semester project. This environment prepares the student to work in the technical side of content creation is a variety of digital media fields.
CIS (AVE) Curriculum Sheet.