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 coursesMorgan State University's

2) The Master of Science (MS) in Bioinfomatics:
Master of Science in Bioinformatics curriculum offers coursework in computational biology methods, programming, and biostatistics. The Master's in Bioinformatics program electives give you the flexibility to specialize and build broader knowledge in both life sciences and computer sciences. Upon completion of the bioinformatics master's degree, you'll have a solid, experience-based foundation to gain a competitive edge in this high-demand, high-reward field.

Course Requirements:
The required curriculum for completion of the program consists of a total of 12 courses = 36 credits. We are in the process of redesigning this program to reduce the number of required credits to 30 and put more emphasize on research. Our aim is to facilitate the condition for students to obtain the best training in this program for their future career in this wonderful field.

  • 5 Bioinformatics Core Courses (15 credit hours)
  • 3 Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics Core Courses (9 credit hours)
  • 2 Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
  • Research and Seminar (6 credits)
  • Current Topics in Bioinformatics (3 credits)
  • Thesis Seminar in Bioinformatics (3 credits)