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Doctor of Science in Applied Computer Science

These lists are subject to change.

A. Core Requirements

(All courses required)

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 I

B. Knowledge Areas

(36 credits required from at least three different knowledge areas with a maximum of 9 credits at the 500 level.)

  1. Computer Systems
    COSC 585 Computer Networks I*
    COSC 614 Operating Systems II*
    COSC 635 Information Privacy and Security
    COSC 685 Computer Networks II
    COSC 687 Distributed Computing
    COSC 735 Computer and Network 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 I *
    COSC 573 Artificial Intelligence I *
    COSC 631 Database Design II
    COSC 673 Artificial Intelligence II
    COSC 731 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 720 Multimedia Technology
    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

*These courses are suggested for the comprehensive exam.

C. Advanced Research Concentration Area

(Minimun 9 credits)

COSC 890-899 Selected Topics in Computer Science
COSC 890-892 Sensor Networks/Computer Vision
COSC 893-895 Computer Networks/Network Security
COSC 896-898 Database/Artificial Intelligence
COSC 898-899 Advanced Computing Research/ Software Engineering

D. Dissertation area

(12 credits required)

COSC 900- 910 Dissertation Courses

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