Computer science provides a foundation in algorithmic thinking and modeling that prepares graduates for several different types of careers: designing and building software, developing effective ways to solve computing problems or devising new and better ways to use computers. These career paths can include a variety of work, such as providing new approaches to sending data over networks and storing information in databases, solving security problems, and addressing challenges in wireless and handheld devices, robotics, and computer vision. The constant growth in the use of computers in nearly every aspect of life guarantees that the computer science profession will remain in demand far into the future.
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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
The BSCS degree at UMKC is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The BSCS degree prepares for a career path where the student contributes to the continued development of technology infrastructure, such as operating systems, browsers, applications, software or networking.
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (BACS)
The BACS degree prepares for a career path where the student contributes to advancing infrastructures tailored for specific areas, often outside the core areas of computer science. It is popular with students interested in a dual major Bachelor's degree, which allows students to graduate with 120 credit hours and satisfy the degree requirements in two fields, such as education or mathematics.
Computer Science minor
The minor in computer science is for a career path where the student contributes to advancing infrastructures tailored for specific areas, often outside the core areas of computer science.
Students contemplating a major in computer science are urged to take as many mathematics and science courses in high school as possible. First-time college student applicants will be admitted if they obtain an ACT mathematics score of at least 25, and an ACT composite score of at least 24 or a high school class rank in the upper 25 percent. Applicants who do not meet these standards but do meet UMKC general admission requirements may be admitted on probation or into the University College.