Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Computer Science is a four-year program of study designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Bible and computer science expertise. The program includes intensive study in four academic areas: Bible/theology, general education, mathematics, and computer studies.

Program Director: Stephen J. Elliot

Program Mission

To equip students to effectively analyze problems and processes in order to determine solutions that apply mathematics, logic, and algorithmic principles and effectively implement those solutions through optimized and well-designed systems and software.

Program Outcomes

In addition to meeting the Bible/Theology outcomes, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze Problems and Processes: Identify and analyze problems and  processes in software or systems and, using critical thinking skills, translate  that analysis into a set of solutions that include items like capacities,  access controls, improved algorithms, user interfaces, data flows  and repositories required to solve the problems identified.
  2. Design Optimized Solutions: Create software that leverages  hardware and contains streamlined logic in order to solve a  problem within specified constraints such as time or power  consumption.
  3. Communicate professionally: This would include  commenting of programming code, presenting technical  information clearly in an aural format, and documenting a  system including software integration, database structures,  computer and network security elements, configuration, and  other essential components.
  4. Implement Systems and Software: Author and debug  efficient code and create documentation for a software  system based on specific set of system requirements, including  user specifications, operating environment, database design, and  overall systems performance.
Program Admission Requirements
  1. Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. Successful completion of courses CS 101 Fundamental Computer Literacy and PH 108 Logical Analysis.
  3. Prior to the sophomore year, a student must declare a major in Computer Science.
  4. At the beginning of the sophomore year, students must apply for entrance into the program. The application procedure includes completion of a formal application. After the application has been received, the Computer Studies faculty will review it. Their decision will be delivered to the student by means of a formal letter.
  5. Payment of all applicable additional fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in their annual statement of fees.
Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Computer Science Requirements
  1. Complete a minimum of 134 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 67 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  5. Meet the course requirements in the following areas:
  • Bible/Theology (39 credits)
    • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
    • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
    • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
    • Christian Life and Worldview (BT 111)
    • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
    • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
    • Biblical Hermeneutics (BT 220)
    • Theology: God, Creation, and Sin (BT 221)
    • Theology: Christ, Holy Spirit, and Salvation (BT 321)
    • Theology: The Church and Final Things (BT 331)
    • Biblical Theology Elective
    • Bible/Theology Electives* (6 credits)
    • Chapel (CCS 110)
    • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • Educational Ministries (3 credits)
    • Teaching Bible** (EM 321) or Homiletics 1** (BT 322)
  • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
    • Missions and Evangelism 1** (ICS 104)
  • Computer Studies (45 credits)
    • Core Courses
      • Modern Programming Techniques using Visual Basic (CS 151)
      • Introduction to Computer Hardware (CS 217)
      • Introduction to Networking and Security (CS 222)
      • Introduction to Operating Systems (CS 230)
      • System Troubleshooting (CS 316)
      • Systems Analysis & Design (CS 412)
      • Senior Project (CS 490)
    • Track Electives (choose 4)
      • Modern Office Automation Applications (CS 205)
      • Principles of Object-Oriented Programming (CS 212)
      • Database Management and Design (CS 312)
      • Computer Graphics (CS 315)
      • Leveraging the World Wide Web (CS 325)
      • C++ (CS 330)
      • Introduction to Robotics (CS 340)
      • MySQL Administration (CS 345)
      • Introduction to Computer-Aided Design/CAD (CS 355)
      • Programming in PHP (CS 420)
      • Scripting Languages (CS 430)
      • Student-Selected Programming Language (CS 440)
      • Advanced Web/e-Commerce Technology (CS 445)
      • Java/JavaScript Programming (CS 460)
    • Non-Track Electives (choose 1)
      • Certified Ethical Hacking (CS 300)
      • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CS 302)
      • Certified Security Analyst (CS 304)
      • Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CS 320)
      • CCNP 1: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (CS 324)
      • CCNP 2: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (CS 326)
      • Network Security Administrator (CS 400)
      • Penetration Testing Techniques (CS 402)
      • Introduction to UNIX (CS 232)
      • Microcomputer Hardware (CS 317)
      • Microsoft Windows Architecture (CS 335)
      • MCSE-1: Managing a Windows Server Environment (CS 351)
      • MCSE-2: Implementing a Windows Server Network Infrastructure (CS 352)
      • Advanced Linux (CS 410)
      • Systems Administration (CS 422)
      • Multimedia Systems (CS 435)
    • Mathematics:
      • Differential Equations (MAT 260)
      • Discrete Mathematics (MAT/CS 220)
    • Mathematics Electives (choose 1):
      • Probability and Statistics (MAT 310)
      • Analytical Statistics (MAT 315)
      • Numerical Analysis (MAT/CS 365)
      • Systems Simulation (MAT/CS 470)
  • General Studies (38 credits)
    • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
    • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
    • English Composition (ENG 101)
    • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
    • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
    • Senior Seminar (FND 410)
    • Western Civilization (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 (HIS 235)
    • Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (MAT 172)
    • Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (MAT 182)
    • Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory (MAT 210)
    • Logical Analysis (PH 108)
    • Biological Science and Lab (SCI 245) or Earth Science and Lab (SCI 235)
    • Social Science Elective

*meets Bible-Related requirement
 **at least one book study required

Award: Bachelor of Science

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