Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, BS/Software Engineering, MS


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Program Coordinator: Nic Herndon (C-108 Science and Technology Building; 252-328-9696; herndonn19@ecu.edu)

The Computer Science, BS/Software Engineering, MS accelerated program allows outstanding computer science students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply to graduate-level study in software engineering after completing a minimum of 80 eligible undergraduate semester hours (s.h.) and to begin taking graduate courses after completion of a minimum of 90 eligible undergraduate semester hours. The bachelor of science (BS) degree requires 120 s.h. for completion, and students are formally admitted to the master of science (MS) program after satisfactory completion of all requirements for the undergraduate degree. It is anticipated that students will complete both degrees in five years.

Students accepted into the accelerated program must earn a grade of B or above in graduate coursework being double-counted to continue in the accelerated program. Students who earn a C in any graduate course being double-counted will still be able to count that course toward the bachelor’s degree, but will not be eligible to take additional graduate courses in the accelerated program. Students will be able to reapply to the graduate program.

Only on-campus (undergraduate and graduate) courses will be allowed towards satisfying the requirements for the accelerated program.

Undergraduate students accepted into the Computer Science, BS/Software Engineering, MS accelerated program may count up to 12 s.h. from the following graduate courses towards completion of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees:

  • CSCI 6020  - Machine Learning (for CSCI 4120)
  • CSCI 6030  - Information Extraction and Retrieval (for CSCI 4130)
  • CSCI 6040  - Computational Analysis of Natural Languages (for CSCI 4140)
  • CSCI 6050  - Digital Image Analysis and Understanding (for CSCI 4150)
  • CSCI 6600  - Database Management Systems (for SENG 3700)
  • SENG 6230  - Software Engineering Foundations (for CSCI 3030)

Admission Process


Students interested in the accelerated program should speak with the graduate program director to determine admissibility into the program. Following this discussion, the student and graduate program director should follow the procedures outlined in the Admission and Readmission section of this catalog.

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