Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree provides deeper knowledge in the Digital Sciences and related areas than the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, with elective options to customize the degree for each student's particular interests and career goals.

Concentrations

Six optional concentrations are tailored with courses in Digital Sciences and related areas to prepare students for specific career paths:

  • The Digital Systems Software Development concentration focuses on the web site and software applications needed by an organization and the design and maintenance of a user interface and software system to meet those needs.
  • The Digital Systems Interaction concentration focuses on the educational and interactive applications needed by an organization and the improvement of the user's interaction with those applications.
  • The Digital Systems Telecommunication Networks concentration focuses on the communication infrastructure needed by an organization and the design and management of a telecommunication system and computer network to meet those needs.
  • The Enterprise Architecture concentration focuses on the business processes and technology infrastructure needed by an organization and the design of software systems that are aligned with the processes and infrastructure to support the goals of the business.
  • The Digital Systems Analysis concentration focuses on the business data and software applications needed by an organization and the planning and management of a computer information system to meet those needs.
  • The Digital Systems Management concentration focuses on the technical leadership needed by an organization and the management of the computer information system and infrastructure to support the goals of the business.

"No Concentration" Option

While the six Bachelor of Science concentrations target specific career paths, a No Concentration option provides flexibility for students interested in other career paths within Digital Sciences.

IS THE BACHELOR'S DEGREE LIKE COMPUTER SCIENCE, OR ...?

For those Bachelor's students interested in software development, the diagram below visually summarizes the course requirements for the Digital Systems Software Development concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Digital Sciences as compared to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and the Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems.

Fall 2014 CS-DSCI-CIS Venn Diagram