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Computer science is a high demand professional skillset. The computer science program at Defiance College places an emphasis on using technology to solve real-world problems. Program graduates will be able to plan, design, and optimize computer software and hardware systems for commercial, nonprofit, and government environments.

The program will open a path to diverse careers, including software architect or engineer, application software designer, system analyst or programmer, or systems engineer. This major provides a solid grounding in theory and fundamentals, sustainable designs, and lots of practical, hands-on laboratory activities with frequent one-on-one faculty contact.

Major Program Requirements (51 Hours):

  • COMPS 105 Introductory Programming (3)
  • COMPS 205 Intermediate Programming (3)
  • COMPS 210 Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms (3)
  • COMPS 305 Information Systems and Architecture (3)
  • COMPS 310 Discrete Data Structures and Analysis (3)
  • COMPS 315 Object-Oriented and Concurrent Programming (3)
  • COMPS 320 Programming in Assembly Language (3)
  • COMPS 330 Understanding Programming Languages and Compilers (3)
  • COMPS 410 Computer Graphics (3)
  • DFS 105 Comp Essentials Exam Prep (3)
  • DFS 113 Introduction to Python Scripting (3)
  • DFS 205 Computer Security Fundamentals (3)
  • DFS 210 Operating Systems (3)
  • DFS 213 Data Storage Foundations (3)
  • DFS 215 Comp Forensic & Security Ethics (3)
  • DFS 315 Fund of Computer Networks (3)
  • DFS 410 Intrusion Detection (3)
  • ENGL 265 Technical Writing (3)


Minor in Computer Science Requirements (21 Hours):

  • COMPS 105 Introductory Programming (3)
  • COMPS 205 Intermediate Programming (3)
  • COMPS 210 Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms (3)
  • DFS 105 Comp Essentials Exam Prep (3)
  • DFS 215 Comp Forensic & Security Ethics (3)


Select 2 of the following courses:

  • DFS 113 Introduction to Python Scripting (3)
  • DFS 205 Computer Security Fundamentals (3)
  • DFS 210 Operating Systems (3)
  • DFS 213 Data Storage Foundations (3) 


Faculty


Timothy Wedge, M.A., CFCE, MCSE, CISSP, A+

Associate Professor of Practice of Digital Forensic Science

Phone: 419-783-2415
Email: twedge@defiance.edu