Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science

At Edward Waters University, technology is not just limited to computer hardware. It’s an immersive exploration of the sophisticated information systems and associated devices that drive our society and shape our destiny. We have designed it this way because we are aware that computer and information technologies form an integral part of the life we live today.

Pursuing a major in computer and information science at Edward Waters University equips students with a solid foundation in information sciences, enabling them to seamlessly integrate business and practical perspectives, improve their interpersonal and team skills, and become highly competent in this very competitive degree program. At the heart of this program lies the ability to devise and implement innovative solutions. The world today calls for numerous solutions including in fields such as energy, climate, employment, and immigration, and hunger.

Through incorporating fundamental design concepts such as data representation, algorithms, programming, systems knowledge, data security, and software engineering with other disciplines, computer and information science promises a better future. The ultimate aim is to empower students to comprehend complex problems and build efficient computer systems from scratch. This can only happen through carefully crafted curriculum like the one Edward Waters University is offering.

Academic Resources

High School Graduates (First Time in College) Application Requirements

  • Completed admissions application
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official College transcripts where dual enrolled classes were attempted
  • Official ACT and or SAT scores

Edward Waters University ACT code: 0724
Edward Waters University SAT code: 5182

High School Transcript

  • Admission consideration is given to applicants with standard high school diplomas from an accredited high school.
  • Submit an official copy of your high school transcript showing work through the completion of your junior year.
  • Transcripts are considered official when received directly from the issuing institution electronically or in a sealed envelope with the school’s seal and/or official signature. Your enrollment for the application term and year is based upon review of your final high school transcript with graduation date listed.

Minimum Requirements

  • GPA: High school applicants who have earned at least a 5 cumulative grade point average and have taken the ACT or SAT with a composite score of at least 14 (ACT) or 800 (SAT) are considered for regular admissions to the college.
  • High school applicants who have earned at least a 0 – 2.49 cumulative grade point average and have under 14 (ACT) or 800 (SAT) are considered for Provisional admissions for the Charles H. Pearce Institute (Summer term). Scores reported on high school transcripts can be used to evaluate applicant admissibility. 

High School Curriculum
Admission consideration is given to applicants who have earned a standard high school diploma and completed a minimum of the following:

English – 4 years or units
Mathematics – 3 years or units, including Algebra and higher.
Social Science – 3 years or units
Natural Science – 3 years or units

Foreign Language – 2 years or units Optional (If a student has not taken two years of a sequential language, they are still admissible to the college, but they will be required to take 6 credit hours of a foreign language.) 

Advance Standing Credit
You can earn a maximum of 30 combined credit hours in advanced standing credits.

Advanced Placement (AP): Course credit for applicable courses is awarded for earning a score of “3” or better on the Advanced Placement examination. It is possible to receive advanced course placement without earning course credit.

International Baccalaureate (IB): Course credit for applicable courses is awarded for earning a score of “5” or above on the International Baccalaureate examination. It is possible to receive advanced course placement without earning course credit.

Transfer students who wish to enter into the public health major, must have earned at least 30 credits, have an overall GPA of at least 2.5, and a math and science GPA of 2.5 or higher in science major courses in order to qualify for admission. Additionally, students must have successfully completed chemistry and biology courses appropriate to their class standing upon transferring. Students who transfer with less than 30 credits must meet the admission standards listed above.

Students that do not meet admission standards can apply as a conditional student to the program. Conditional students need to maintain a 3.0 GPA in all first year courses and meet with an academic advisor two times during the semester.

From 2021 to 2031, it is anticipated that overall employment in computer and information technology occupations would increase by 15%, which is much faster than the average for all occupations and will add roughly 682,800 new jobs. Opportunities come from the need to replace people who permanently leave their occupations in addition to new positions created by expansion. On average, it is anticipated that growth and replacement requirements will result about 418,500 openings per year.

The BS in CIS program at Edward Waters University requires a total of 124 semester hours, which includes 36 hours of general education, 31 hours of math and science, and 57 hours in the major.

Students will be equipped with the following skills after completing a major in computer and information science at Edward Waters University:

  • Identify solutions by analyzing a complex computing problem and using the principles of computing and other pertinent disciplines.
  • Create, put into practice, and assess a computing-based solution to satisfy a certain set of computing specifications within the framework of the program’s subject.
  • Be able to communicate well in a range of business settings.
  • Recognize your professional obligations and base your decisions about computing methods on moral and legal standards.
  • Effectively lead or participate in a team performing tasks relevant to the discipline of the program.
  • To create a computing-based solution, apply computer science theory and software development foundations.

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Public Health is designed to offer professional education to qualified students who seek careers in the field of public health. The program emphasizes the learning of the concepts and practices of public health along with the development of analytical skills in areas of the 10 essential public health services, health educator, health communications specialist, environmental health specialist, infectious disease specialist, statistics of public health, data analyst, disaster preparedness coordinator and future fields yet unknown.

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences program will be in a position to:

  • Apply theoretical principles of mathematical analysis and solid reasoning to create and implement workable solutions for actual issues;
  • Identify the minimum computing requirements necessary to create effective computational solutions for real-world issues;
  • Incorporate new computer-related approaches in an ever-evolving discipline;
  • Be able to communicate results to technical and non-technical audiences both orally and in writing;
  • Work both individually and jointly with colleagues;
  • Abide by the moral norms of your profession and use your knowledge and abilities to benefit society; and
  • Develop a sense of what it means to be a good citizen by being familiar with the social contract that governs the software industry’s code of ethics.
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