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Doctor of Science in Computer Science

A. Computer Science Core Requirements (15 credits)

COSC 502 Computer Organization
COSC 504 Software Design and Development II
COSC 514 Operating Systems I
COSC 522 Discrete Structures
COSC 528 Design and Analysis of Algorithms

B. Knowledge Areas (45 credits)

(45 credits required from four different knowledge areas with a maximum of 9 credits at the 500 level
and must include 9 credits from the 800 level courses.)

  1. Computer Systems
    COSC 535 Information Privacy and Security
    COSC 545 Software Security
    COSC 554 Design of Embedded Systems
    COSC 585 Computer Communication Networks I
    COSC 614 Operating Systems II
    COSC 645 Applied Cryptography
    COSC 685 Computer Communication Networks II
    COSC 687 Distributed Computer Systems
    COSC 735 Advanced Wireless Security
    COSC 887 High Performance Computing

  2. Software Engineering and Programming Languages
    COSC 551 Formal Methods in Programming Languages
    COSC 561 Compiler Design and Construction I
    COSC 565 Software Engineering I
    COSC 575 Object Oriented Programming and Design Paradigm
    COSC 615 Performance Evaluation
    COSC 661 Compiler Design and Construction II
    COSC 665 Software Engineering II

  3. Database Systems and Artificial Intelligence
    COSC 531 Database Design
    COSC 573 Artificial Intelligence I
    COSC 631 Database Design and Information System
    COSC 750 Pattern Recognition I
    COSC 673 Artificial Intelligence II
    COSC 731 Principles of Data Mining
    COSC 831 Data Warehousing and Data Mining

  4. Multimedia Technology
    COSC 518 Computer Graphics I
    COSC 618 Computer Graphics II
    COSC 719 Image Processing I
    COSC 729 Virtual Reality and Its Applications
    COSC 819 Image Processing II
    COSC 829 Advanced Virtual Reality Systems

  5. Scientific Computing
    COSC 523 Logic, Computability, and Automata I
    COSC 541 Numerical Analysis I
    COSC 623 Logic, Computability, and Automata II
    COSC 641 Numerical Analysis II
    COSC 676 Queuing Theory in Computer Science
    COSC 678 Modeling and Simulation
    COSC 871 Numerical Optimization

COSC 890 - 899 Selected Topics - could be added to any one of the knowledge areas, but will not be included in the comprehensive examination

C. Dissertation area

(12 credits required)

COSC 900- 909 Dissertation Courses

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14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715
Phone: (301)860-3960 Fax: (301)860-3979

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