Degrees & Programs Offerings

The department of Computer Science offers 1) Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science and  2) Master of Science (MS) in Bioinfomatics.

1) Bachelor of Science in Computer Science:
The undergraduate program in Computer Science prepares students for entry into the computing profession, for graduate study in computer, computational, and data sciences, and for the many challenges that will confront them in their professional and personal life. The Computer Science program also prepares students to apply their knowledge and training to produce solutions to specific and esoteric problems. Students learn to define the problem clearly; to determine its tractability; to determine when consultation with outside experts is appropriate; to evaluate and choose an appropriate solution strategy; and then to study, specify, design, implement, test, modify, and document that solution; to evaluate alternatives and perform risk analysis on that design; to integrate alternative techniques and technologies into that solution; and finally to communicate that solution to colleagues, to professionals in other fields, and to the general public. Key to all of this is the ability of the problem-solver to work within a team environment throughout the entire problem-solving process. 

To qualify for graduation, students must have satisfied:

  • Computer Science Major Requirements
  • General Education Requirements
  • Earned six (6) credits in the Complementary Studies Program required for all majors in the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Passed the Senior Departmental Comprehensive Examination
  • Taken all of their junior and senior-level requirements in the major at Morgan State University (unless granted prior written permission by the Dean to take courses elsewhere)
  • Earned a cumulative average of 2.0 or better and a major average of 2.0 or better, with no outstanding grades below "C" in the major (which includes all courses required for the major and required supporting courses)

2) The Master of Science (MS) in Bioinfomatics:
The required curriculum for completion of the program consists of a total of 38 credits:

  • 12 credit hours from the Bioinformatics Core Courses
  • 12 credit hours of Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics Core Courses
  • 6 credit hours of Elective Courses from Bioinformatics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, and other appropriate disciplines
  • 2 credit hours of Seminar in Bioinformatics; and
  • 6 credit hours of Thesis Research in Bioinformatics.

The cross-disciplinary nature of the curriculum offers great flexibility based on the student's personal scientific interests and background, through the broad range of course offerings available.