Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is located in D. Keith Allison Hall. It is the home of two computer labs, four classrooms, and faculty offices. Our purpose is to promote computer science, information technology, and to ensure that every Methodist University student acquires the necessary computer skills to succeed in his or her chosen field. We offer a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CSC) and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology (CIT) with two concentrations. We also offer two minors, Computer Science and Computer Information Technology.

Our committed faculty welcome you and are ready to work with you to achieve your academic goals at Methodist University.

Mission

The mission of this department is to promote the field of computer science and information technology, while providing our majors with the expertise and practical abilities to solve the computing problems of the 21st Century. Our mission is to ensure that every Methodist University student acquires the necessary knowledge and skills to become a successful professional who is committed to the pursuit of lifelong learning and making a positive contribution to society.

Goals

  1. Graduates who major in Computer Science (CSC) will be prepared to pursue successful careers in computing or a related field.
  2. Graduates with major in Computer Science (CSC) will be prepared to pursue advanced degrees in graduate school.
  3. Students who complete the introductory course in Computer Science (CSC 1000) will be able to function as computer literate individuals.
  4. Graduates with majors in Computer Information Technology (CIT) will be prepared to pursue successful careers in computing or a related field

Requirements for the major in Computer Science

51 s.h. — CSC 2010, 2020, 2200, 3010, 3050, 3100, 3250, 4100, 4120, 4150, 4200 and 4900, plus MAT 2310, 2320, 2500, 2510, 3120

Requirements for the minor in Computer Science

30 s.h.—CSC 2010, 2020, 2200, 3010, 3050, 3100, 3250; plus MAT 2310, 2500, 2510

Requirements for the A.S. Concentration in Computer Science

CSC 2010, 2020, 2200, 3010, 3100, and 3250 for a total of 18 s.h. in Computer Science; MAT 2310, 2500, and 2510 for a total of 9 s.h.; SCI 1410, 1420, and 1430 for a total of 9 s.h.; 36 s.h. for the concentration

Computer Labs

There are two computer labs which house more than 40 fast computer units to support instruction and research. All computers in the labs are on the campus LAN and the internet. They are upgraded regularly and installed with up-to-date Software/applications, include not limit to popular IDEs, project management tools, MIPS simulators, Microsoft Office suite, Internet Browsers and tools, and Maple mathematical software.

The Department of Computer Science has one research lab reserved for CSC and CIT majors.

Program Faculty & Staff

Tat Chan, Dean, School of Science & Human Development

Tat Chan

Dean, School of Science & Human Development
(910) 630-7286

Gary Hinson

Associate Professor of Computer Science
(910) 630-7141
Terry House, Professor of Computer Science

Terry House

Chair, Computer Science
(910) 630-7416
Bing Qi, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Bing Qi

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
(910) 630-7129
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