Dr. William Harris
Computer Science Coordinator
Computer Science is concerned with computers, their organization, the theory which underlies their existence, and their application. The Computer Science Program at Medgar Evers College prepares students with the core theoretical and applied knowledge, incorporating national CS curriculum standards, required for a professional or research career in a dynamic and evolving discipline. The program follows the guidelines of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Computer Society of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-CS) Joint Curriculum Task Force, and combines rigorous academic study with the opportunity for a "hands-on/minds-on" experience. Students enrolled in the program are provided with a strong mathematics, science and core computer science background. In addition to advanced Computer Science, the B.S. Degree Program offers computer science concentrations in the areas of Telecommunications, and Computational Science.
Two degree programs and a minor are offered in the Computer Science Program:
B.S. in Computer Science
The satisfactory completion of 120 credits of prescribed courses is required for the B.S. Degree in Computer Science. The work comprises 31 credits of college core requirements, 70 credits of Departmental requirements [43 credits of computer science - including 6 credits of internship/research, and 27 credits of mathematics (calculus) and science], a 12-credit computer science concentration in General Computer Science, Telecommunications, or Computational Science, and 7 credits of open electives.
A.S. in Computer Science
This associate degree program is designed to encourage A.S. degree graduates to enter into our B.S. Degree Program in Computer Science, and related programs in Computer Engineering, Telecommunications or Applied Sciences. The program integrates seamlessly with our B.S. Degree Program in Computer Science and serves as its foundation. The A.S. Degree in Computer Science is awarded to students who successfully complete the first two years (60 credits) of the B.S. Degree requirements in Computer Science. These requirements include: 22 credits in Computer Science, 8 credits in Mathematics, 4 credits in Physics, 1 credit of Computer Science Concentration/Elective, and 25 credits of Liberal Arts.
The Computer Science Minor
Students from other disciplines may minor in computer science. A minor in computer science consists of 16 credits including CS 151, CS 260, CS 244, CS 381, and a 3-credit computer science elective, which must be at the 300 level. (CS 100 may not be applied toward the computer science minor.) All 16 credits must have a grade of 'C' or better.