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BSE Degrees | BAS Degrees | Dual Degree Program


The Computer and Information Science Department offers an accredited BSE Degree in Computer Science and requires a total of 40 course units (cu).

                    Entered Fall 2007-2008

 

The BSE Degree in Computer Engineering is the discipline that designs and engineers computer systems from digital circuits, through compilers and runtime systems, to networking and world-wide distributed systems.    This program is jointly owned by the Depts. of Electrical Engineering and Computer and Information Science.

          Current Requirements and Curriculum

 

The BSE Degree in Digital Media Design provides students with a rigorous background in computer science as well as with foundation course work in fine arts and communications theory. The major requires 40 course units (cu).

 

The BSE Degree in Networked and Social Systems Engineering is focused on the study of computational systems interacting with one another and with people on a network -- with the Internet as the most prominent example.  This degree brings together a study of algorithms, network analysis, scalable data processing, game theory, and sociology -- to focus on designing the next generation of networks and networked systems, as well as to understand networked behavior.  Students also choose a depth area, which allows them to customize the degree and emphasize topics related to computer science, systems engineering / operations research, or economics.

The BAS Degrees require students to combine knowledge of technology with an understanding of human and social values. They are designed for students who do not plan to work as professional engineers, and want a customized education which combines the liberal arts and technology in a manner unique to their career goals.

  • BAS in Computer Science (ASCS)

Entered Fall 2012 or after

Entered Fall 2009-2011

Entered Fall 2007-2008

Entered Fall 2012 or after

Entered Fall 2009-2011

Entered Fall 2007-2008

  • BAS in Computer and Cognitive Science (ASCC)

Entered Fall 2012 or after

Entered Fall 2009-2011

Entered iFall 2007-2008

In all programs, the opportunity exists for studying a diversity of subjects which satisfy personal desires, developing a broad foundation for adapting to new societal demands, and maintaining flexibility for moving into new areas of interest if a change in personal career direction develops. Dual Degree Programs (for example, combining Computer Science with a different Degree from another School at Penn) are also available and are administered through the SEAS Office of Academic Programs (111 Towne Building).

  • Dual Degree Program in Computer and Cognitive Science

    In this Program, the students may earn two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, Philosophy, Mathematics, Biological Basis of Behaviour or Linguistics from the College of Arts and Sciences, and either a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Computer and Cognitive Science or a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) in Computer Science and Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

    The Dual Degree Program in Computer and Cognitive Science is guided by the belief that a science of mental information processing requires collaborative research in several disciplines. Requirements for the program are guided by the degree sought (BAS or BSE), and include 12-16 cu in Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy or Psychology and 4 cu in a Foreign Language. The minimum requirement for dual degree is 46 cus

 

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences can now add Computer Science as a second major.

With this dual major, college students would receive one diploma from the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • Computer Science as a Second Major for College Students

Current requirements and application


 
 
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