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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science: App Development & Gaming Concentration, B.S.

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Avila Computer Science majors will participate in a learning experience designed to give students maximum choices as they plan for a successful future in their chosen career.

Opportunities include:

  • Academic coursework emphasizing concepts and skills.
  • Practical, real-life experience similar to experiences in the workplace.
  • After graduating with this major, students should be successful in a variety of information technology and computer-related jobs and could continue on to graduate studies to earn master’s and doctorate degrees.

Students completing the App Development & Gaming concentration will learn both Android and IOS App development. Students will also learn the basics in developing apps for games and the math and physics behind realistic movement in games. Finally, all students will complete a project developing an app.

Core Requirements

All students must complete the Avila University Core Curriculum as a part of their degree programs. The Core consists of a minimum of 39 credit hours that meet the requirements listed below. Please go to Core Curriculum  for more information and to view all Core classes.

Skills Level (7 credit hours)

Develops fundamental skills key for both academic and professional success.

  • Composition (3)
  • Communication (3)
  • First Year Seminar (1) - waived for transfer students

Liberal Arts Level (25 credit hours)

Provides diverse disciplinary lenses through which to examine the world. Concepts learned and viewpoints experiences at this level promote critical thinking and ethical decision-making with reference to real-life situations across the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and arts.

  • Arts (3)
  • History (3)
  • Literature/Rhetoric (3)
  • Mathematics (3)
  • Natural Science (4) - must include a lab
  • Philosophy (3)
  • Religious Studies (3)
  • Social Sciences (3)

Core Component Designations (6-12 credit hours)

Focuses on seeing beyond the self, immediate community, or chosen discipline. Designations include Interdisciplinary Studies, Global Studies, and Community Engagement, all of which call for application of learning across boundaries.

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (6)
  • Global Studies or Community Engagement (6)

Major Related Requirements

The following required courses also meet core curriculum requirements:

Technology Requirement

The technology requirement will be met by successful completion of the following course with a C grade or better:


Computer Science majors will be expected to meet the following program outcomes.

Outcome 1.

The student will acquire appropriate foundational programming skills. (CS 120 , CS 160 CS 222 )

Outcome 2.

The student will design and implement advanced computer programs to solve problems. (CS 222 , CS 313 , CS 314 , CS 499 )

Outcome 3.

The student will read and communicate computer ideas orally and in writing. (CS 210 CS 499 )

Outcome 4.

The student will write papers requiring research into the computer discipline. (CS 499 )


The outcomes for the Computer Science major are assessed through a combination of written and performance examinations, written and performance assignments, practicum and internship supervisor evaluations, and a completed capstone project. CS 499  requires a senior capstone project to be designed, completed, and then presented to Computer Science faculty.

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