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CSCI 765. Introduction to Database Systems. 3 Credits.

Basic database concepts, models, management facilities, data structures, storage structures, data definition languages, data manipulation languages, normalization, operator implementation algorithms, transactions, correctness, reliability, distribution, performance analysis.

Software Engineering / Software and Security Engineering

Software Engineering is focused on the application of systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches to the development, operation, and maintenance of software systems. Inclusive of computer programming but going well beyond, Software Engineering is concerned with methodologies, techniques, and tools to manage the entire software life cycle, including development of requirements, specifications, design, testing, maintenance, and project management. The advent of Software Engineering is a natural result of the continuous quest for software quality and reusability, and the maturing of the software development industry. Security engineering is the process of applying knowledge to build secure systems by identifying security vulnerabilities and incorporating control measures to minimize or contain the risks associated with these vulnerabilities. It involves protecting systems, networks, devices, programs, and data from unauthorized access and destruction by implementing effective cybersecurity measures to meet the security goals of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. The Department of Computer Science offers a graduate certificate in Software Engineering, Master of Software Engineering (M.S.E), Master of Science (M.S.) in Software and Security Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Software and Security Engineering. The programs are designed to appeal to both full-time students and software professionals who are employed and wish to pursue a program part time. The M.S.E. is an online coursework only program aimed at professionals while the M.S. in Software and Security Engineering is a coursework and research program. For additional information, see the  Computer Science websit e  (or contact the Computer Science department at (701) 231-8562 or ) .   *Spring admissions are given only occasionally, depending on funding and faculty interest. If there are no spring openings, spring applicants are automatically considered for the subsequent fall semester . 

Computer Science

Program Description The Department of Computer Science offers the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Computer Science. For additional information, please contact the department at  (701) 231-8562  or .