Florida State University Panama City Faculty Advisors
Dr. Chris Lacher (850) 510-5575 or E-mail: [email protected] Schedule:
Dr. Steve Leach (850) 770-2243 or E-Mail: [email protected]
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree Requirements
The Department of Computer Science, College of Arts & Sciences, offers the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
This ABET accredited degree program may be followed on main campus, at the Panama City campus, or Online via
distance learning. All requirements, including admission and graduation, are the same for all students pursuing the
degree. The information below summarizes the requirements and shows the schedule of course offerings available Online
and at the Panama City Campus. The BS degree in Computer Science is accredited by the Computer Accreditation
Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Admission Requirements: The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is a limited access program. To be admitted, the
student must have a 2.0 overall GPA and must have completed the following with a grade of C- or better: COPXXXX, MAC
2311, MAC 2312, PHY X048C, PHY X049C, and one other science "for majors." The sequence CHM X045C, BSC X010,
BSC X011 may be used to replace the two physics classes. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain in the program.
Students entering without a COP course in C++ are advised to enter the program in the Summer term and take COP 3014.
Offering Schedule (Online & Panama City Campus):
COP 3014
Programming I
CDA 3101
Computer Organization II
Theory and Structure of Data Bases
COP 4710
Expert Systems
CEN 4681
COP 3353
Introduction to Unix
COP 3330
Object-Oriented Programming
CDA 4150
Computer Architecture (alternate years)
CEN 4020
Software Engineering I
COP 4020
Programming Languages
COP 4531
Analysis of Data Structures and Algorithms
MAD 2104
Discrete Mathematics I
STA 3032
Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
CDA 3100
Computer Organization I
COP 3252
Internet Applications Programming with Java
COP 4530
Data Structures, Algorithms, and Generic Programming
COP 4610
Operating Systems abd Concurrent Programming
COT 4420
Theory of Computation
CEN 4021
Software Engineering II
Advanced Elective (varies from year to year)
MAD 3105
Discrete Math II
[m] mixed-mode course meets for 1 hour per week plus online
[o] course taught online ONLY
[cc] course available at a community college
Note: all other courses available both online and on campus at FSU PC
Graduation Requirements:
The Bachelor of Science degree in CS requires a minimum of 120 semester hours. A minimum of 45 of these hours must be
earned at the 3000/4000 (junior/senior) level, with at least 30 of these being taken at FSU. The final 30 hours of the degree,
and at least half of the hours in the major, must be taken at FSU.
The offerings at the Panama City Campus and Online are designed to meet the requirements for the Bachelors of Science
degree in Computer Science for students entering with an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida Community College, or its
equivalent, which include the following: Foreign Language through the intermediate level (2200), PHY X048C and X049C
(or CHM X045C, BIO X010, BIO X011), Gordon Rule, X or Y multicultural requirement, SPC2600, and 3 additional
credits of a natural science for majors. (Some of these requirements may be satisfied after admission to FSU).
Students should seek advising prior to registering to ensure residency and senior institution hour requirements are met.
Students who have earned 99 hours must request a graduation check through the College of Arts and Sciences using a
Graduation Check Request Form [available in the Faculty Building Room 109 or by calling the College of Arts & Sciences
directly at (850) 644-1081]. Additionally, students must request a University Graduation Check (form available in the PCC
Office of Admissions and Records, Room 108, Barron Bldg., or online at All students must apply for graduation by the
end of the second week of classes of the semester in which they plan to graduate. Students with questions about transferable
credit, minor requirement, or foreign language requirement may contact the Coordinator of Academic Support Services,
Department of Computer Science, Tallahassee, FL 32306, (850) 644-8700, or any Computer Science faculty member on the
Panama City Campus.
Please see for more details.
For additional information, contact:
For more information on these degree programs, see the department’s web site at
(Rev. 06/2011)