Dec 09, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science (B.A., B.S.)


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Student Learning Outcomes  

50 or 62 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours


Students in this major must also complete requirements for a degree in the College of Arts & Sciences .

BACHELOR OF ARTS (B.A.)


 For a Computer Science course to be counted toward the major, a grade of “C” or higher is required.

Nondepartmental Requirements (7 hours)


Non-Departmental requirements may also be applied toward a minor or second major.

Artificial Intelligence Specialization, B.A.


Fall 2021 start date.

  • Core B.A. 26 cr hrs
  • Artificial Intelligence courses 15 cr hrs
  • Artificial Intelligence non-departmental requirements 19 cr hrs

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most vital and fast-growing fields within Computer Science, with impact in every stratum of society. As such, providing expanded programs in AI will help prepare current and future USD students to meet workforce needs in the state, region, and beyond. AI specialization involves courses, such as high-performance computing, distributed systems, machine learning, and data mining. The aforementioned courses are considered to be primer for several different application domains and/or programs, such as biology, medical science and healthcare, physics, chemistry, and business data analytics, just to name a few

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.)


 For a Computer Science course to be counted toward the major, a grade of “C” or higher is required.

Non-departmental Requirements (19 hours) B.S. (No specialization only)


Non-Departmental requirements may also be applied toward a minor or second major. Total of Non-Departmental requirements, Bachelor of Science requirements (B.S.), and South Dakota Board of Regents System General Education Requirements (SGR) natural science and math courses must be at least 30 credit hours.

Artificial Intelligence Specialization, B.S.


Fall 2021 start date.

63 credit hours required, 120 degree hours
  • BS Core 32 cr hrs
  • Artificial Intelligence courses 12 cr hrs
  • Artificial Intelligence non-departmental courses 19

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most vital and fast-growing fields within Computer Science, with impact in every stratum of society. As such, providing expanded programs in AI will help prepare current and future USD students to meet workforce needs in the state, region, and beyond. AI specialization involves courses, such as high-performance computing, distributed systems, machine learning, and data mining. The aforementioned courses are considered to be primer for several different application domains and/or programs, such as biology, medical science and healthcare, physics, chemistry, and business data analytics, just to name a few.

Non-Departmental Requirements for Artificial Intelligence, B.S. Specialization (19 hours)


Four-Year Program Guides and Costs


USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan.

New Fall 2021

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live


If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

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