2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Studies in Computer Programming, BPS


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Contact:

Academic Director:

Ryan O. Williams, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Practice
College of Professional Studies, rywillia@syr.edu

Program Director: 

Steve Wallace, Professor of Practice
College of Professional Studies, swalla02@syr.edu
 
Program Questions, contact the College of Professional Studies at 315-443-9378, or email parttime@syr.edu

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Description:

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. Analyze and evaluate programming applications to ensure they are accurate, efficient, and meet required outcomes.

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

4. Master advanced programming and interfacing techniques.

Liberal Studies Core - 30-33 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.

Quantitative Skills (6-8 credits)


Complete math sequence outlined in the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

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 3-4 credits)


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

Critical Reflections on Ethical & Social Issues (Choose 3 credits)


Any course listed in the Critical Reflections on Ethical and Social  Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

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


Professional Competencies Core (30 credits)


The Professional Competencies Core covers fundamental knowledge and abilities required in the modern workplace, such as ethics and critical thinking, problem solving, human relations, diversity and change management, budgeting and resource management, and teamwork. The Professional Competencies Core includes an introductory course, and a capstone experience required of all B.P.S. students. Designed to draw together issues from across the entire B.P.S. program, these courses summarize concepts covered in the curriculum and develop students’ skills in strategic decision-making that looks to the future.



Electives 27 credits (or as many needed to reach 120 credits)


Note:


The degree is administered by the College of Professional Studies. Each student should consult with their Academic Advisor to structure a plan for degree completion.

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