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.

The computer science program prepares 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 Catalog:  

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  
E-mail:  accreditation@abet.org  
http://www.abet.org

Department Head
Contact Information

Dr. Jeffrey S McGough
Jeff.McGough@sdsmt.edu
Phone: (605) 394-2722
Office: MDB 100 

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