Sep 26, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science: Advanced Computer Science 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.

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.

Core Foundations (9-11 credit hours)

Foundations requirements provide the basic skills essential for effective participation in other classes as well as the professional world.

Core Pillars & Levels (30 credit hours)

Pillars and Levels requirements address the breadth of knowledge expected of a liberal arts education and challenges students to integrate prior knowledge and create new ideas through higher levels of coursework.

Cross-Application Note: All courses that meet a Pillar also meet a Level and may meet a Designation requirement. Some courses taken for major and/or minor requirements may also meet Core requirements.

    Social Justice & Civic Life Pillar 
(6 credit hours required)

Creativity & Culture Pillar
(6 credit hours required)

Belief & Reason Pillar
(6 credit hours required)
Explorations of Nature Pillar 
(6 credit hours required)

24 credit hours required 












6 credit hours required CONTRIBUTE LEVEL




Core Designations

Core Component Designations requirements incorporate assignments and experiences focused on developing and deepening student understanding to prepare students for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community.

CORE Designations

Interdisciplinary Studies (IS)

(9 credit hours)

Global Studies (GS)    

(9 credit hours)     

Community Engagement (CE)    

(3 credit hours) 







Transfer Students

The Core Component Designations requirement for transfer students is determined by the number of credit hours transferred to Avila University. Please see the Transfer Students  page within this catalog.


As noted above, courses can have multiple designations and thus meet multiple requirements at once.

Example: BI 215 - Humans & the Environment (3)  meets all of the following requirements:

  • Belief & Reason Nature Pillar
  • Transform Level
  • Global Studies (GS) Designation
  • Major Requirement

Advanced Computer Science


Technology Requirement

Computer competency will be demonstrated by successful completion of: 


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 165 , CS 166 , 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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