Department of Computer Science
At DUCA, students are exposed to all computing-related majors at Drexel University. This section highlights these majors by school. DUCA does not focus on any specific program or major, rather presents a holistic view of computing studies.
Bachelor Science and Bachelor Arts in Computer Science
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs in Computer Science are designed to prepare students for careers in a rapidly changing profession and to allow easy entrance to graduate education in the field. In addition to the courses in the major, the Bachelor of Science program emphasizes foundation courses in the sciences and in applied mathematics, leading to careers involving applications in science and engineering. The Bachelor of Arts degree emphasizes foundation courses in the humanities and the social sciences, leading to careers involving applications in those areas. Core courses in both programs include programming and data structures, programming language concepts, computer systems architecture, and a track of courses in software methodology and engineering. Students also choose two other tracks from the following: artificial intelligence, computer graphics, computer and network security, data structures and algorithms, numerical and scientific computation, operating systems, game development and design, and human-computer interaction.
BS in Software Engineering (BSSE)
Drexel University offers a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering (BSSE) degree. This program was created in response to the growing importance of software to the national infrastructure and the rapid rise in demand for professional software engineers. The BSSE degree is a multidisciplinary university degree sponsored by the College of Engineering and the iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology. The program, drawing on the strengths of existing Drexel programs in computer science and information science and technology, provides a curriculum that encompasses behavioral, managerial and technical aspects of software engineering and attempts to synthesize disciplinary paradigms and themes. This program is designed specifically for students interested in a range of application domains.
Department of Computer Science offers a variety of academic programs not included in the list above. Please visit the College’s website to learn more about additional CS programs.