Computer Science BS

The primary goal of the computer science program is to prepare graduates to enter a dynamic and rapidly-changing field as competent computer scientists. Graduates are expected to be capable in all phases of software development including design, development, and testing. Graduates should also have a firm understanding of hardware technologies. These capabilities require the graduate to possess good communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to work effectively as a team member. Graduates must be able to read and comprehend the literature of the discipline and be sufficiently well-versed in general theory to allow growth within the discipline as it advances. Most of the graduates will pursue careers as software engineers within the computer industry. Some may choose careers as entrepreneurs and others will pursue advanced degrees and careers in research.

For a more detailed description of this degree program and its requirements, please see the SD Mines Course Catalog:   Computer Science BS
Overview of the Computer Science BS

The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of
ABET, Inc.
415 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-347-7700 
Fax: 443-552-3644 

Department Head
Contact Information

Dr. Jeffrey S McGough
Phone: (605) 394-2722
Office: FFB CSE Office 

Please note:
Due to construction in McLaury, the CSE department office is located in the lower level of the Former Foundation Building at 306 E. St. Joseph Street.