Computer Science: Numerical Composition
The major in Computer Science is designed for students with interests in the discipline of computing and its applications. The major provides students a background in computer science and mathematics within a liberal arts context. Students acquire a foundation for lifelong personal and professional growth through a variety of career paths, including application programmer/analyst, systems analyst, or graduate study.
Grand View also offers a minor in computer science.
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Courses and Requirements
Introduction to Discrete Structures
Departmental Courses Required of All Majors:
Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
Object-Oriented Programming with Data Structures
Advanced Object-Oriented Programming with Advanced Data Structures
Seminar in Computer Ethics and Professionalism
Principles of Statistics OR Applied Statistics
Numerical Computing Concentration
Language Proficiency Laboratory: Fortran
Discrete Computational Structures
Design and Analysis of Algorithm
Principles of Programming Language
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
One of the following three options:
One upper division CPSC course and Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
Two 200-level or higher CPSC courses (one must be upper division)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II and one upper-division Math course.
For detailed course descriptions, please go to the current catalog HERE.
Today computing is a component of any career. Everybody needs some fundamental understanding of what computers are, how they work, and what they can and can’t do. For the computing professional, some potential careers include:
• system design and analysis
• hardware and software engineering
• information and systems science
• project management
• data processing
Computing applications abound in:
• the arts and humanities
• natural and social sciences
Grand View maintains strong ties with the Des Moines area business community. Computer Science students have completed internships for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Natural Resources, The Principal Financial Group and Wells Fargo Bank. Students have found opportunities in the financial and insurance industries as well.