2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studies in Computer Programming, BPS

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Academic Director:

Ryan O. Williams, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University College, associate teaching professor, Political Science Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 315-443-5753, rywillia@syr.edu

Administrative Director:

Charlotte Stahrr, Academic Program Administrator, University College, 315-443-2693, cstahrr@uc.syr.edu


The professional studies degree prepares graduates for career placement or advancement in computer programming. Courses will be applied and transdisciplinary – designed to develop and improve work-ready skills through a wide range of computer programming competencies and cognitive skills. It will address the following computer programming knowledge areas: programming fundamentals; programming in various programming languages; critical thinking; problem synthesis and solving; program design; mathematics; and testing, and evaluation.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Design a system, component or process to meet desired outcomes within realistic constraints.

2. Demonstrate ability to successfully function on multi-disciplinary team.

3. Exhibit the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems.

4. Explain and illustrate professional and ethical responsibility.

Liberal Studies Core - 30 Credits

The Liberal Studies Core gives a foundation in writing, language or quantitative skills, humanities, social science, natural science, and critical reflections. It draws upon lower-division courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Humanities (Choose 6 credits)

Any course listed in the Humanities Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Social Science (Choose 6 credits)

Any course listed in the Social Science Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Natural Science (Choose 4 credits)

Students are required to select one Liberal Arts Core Course that meets the IDEA requirement

Professional Competencies Core (30 credits)

Professional Concentration (Major - 60 credits)

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