Computer Science (CS)

CS 6000X. Maintaining Matriculation. 0 Semester Hours.

Available to students who do not need to register into regular courses but still must be registered at the University such as those who are graduating in the semester and do not need more credit hours.

CS 6185. Internship. 1 Semester Hour.

Experiential, practical applications approach to advanced computer science topics, typically through work in a computer company or organization. Consent of the Graduate Program Director is required.

CS 6285. Internship. 2 Semester Hours.

Experiential, practical applications approach to advanced computer science topics, typically through work in a computer company or organization. Consent of the Graduate Program Director is required.

CS 6310. Systems Analysis and Design. 3 Semester Hours.

Advanced study in the use of current methodologies for project planning, analysis, and design of various types of computer software systems. Methodologies studied include both the traditional and object-oriented approaches, including Universal Markup Language (UML).

CS 6315. Artificial Intelligence. 3 Semester Hours.

Advanced study into the area of artificial intelligence including topics such as expert systems, intelligent tutoring systems, search and gaming, predicate calculus, learning theories, and natural language processing.

CS 6320. Files and Database. 3 Semester Hours.

Advanced study of database system concepts, relational data model and relational database, SQL, relational algebra, entity relationship model, UML diagrams, database programming techniques, functional dependencies and database normalization, database security; file structures, XML files, indexing, hashing, B trees, B+ trees, distributed databases, NoSQL databases, and big data.

CS 6325. Computer Graphics. 3 Semester Hours.

Advanced study into the development and implementation of computer graphics. The course includes topics such as branding, windowing, shearing, transformations, shading, and animation.

CS 6330. Advanced Computer Networks. 3 Semester Hours.

Advanced study of data communications, network architectures and protocols, placing emphasis on protocols used in the Internet. TCP/IP protocol architecture, application layer, network programming, transport layer, network layer, routing, multicast, data link layer issues, encoding, error detection and handling, network management.

CS 6335. Game Development. 3 Semester Hours.

Advanced study of computer games and computer game development including evaluating, designing, and developing a computer video game with appropriate documentation.

CS 6340. Advanced Software Engineering. 3 Semester Hours.

Advanced study of an engineering approach to software development focusing on product development in a team with appropriate documentation. Prerequisite: CS 6310, and proficiency in high level programming language. Class is usually offered in the Fall semester.

CS 6345. eLearning and Gamification. 3 Semester Hours.

Advanced study of computer based tutoring systems, intelligent tutoring systems, and the gamification of instruction. Students evaluate computer tutors and make a tutor.

CS 6350. Hardware & Operating Systems. 3 Semester Hours.

Advanced study of the logical organization and design of digital computer hardware and several operating systems concepts. Topics include advanced digital logic design, memory architectures, microprogramming, instruction set architecture (ISA), assembly language programming, parallel processing, and operating system virtual memory management, process management, parallel programming, and device management. Class is usually offered in the Fall semester.

CS 6361. Computer Network Security. 3 Semester Hours.

Overview of network architecture and protocols. Network specific threats and attack types. Lower layer security, physical layer security, network layer security, transport layer security; application layer security, e-mail security, remote access security; common network security devices; security for wireless network. Additional fee associated with this course. See fee schedule for details at https://www.stmarytx.edu/admission/financial-aid/tuition/.

CS 6362. Computer Security and Privacy. 3 Semester Hours.

Introduction to security and privacy issues. Cryptographic tools, authentication, access control; database security; malicious software, DoS, intrusion detection, firewalls and intrusion prevision systems; software security, buffer overflow, operating system security; end-to-end system security, trusted computing, multilevel security, cloud security. Additional fee associated with this course. See fee schedule for details at https://www.stmarytx.edu/admission/financial-aid/tuition/.

CS 6363. Cloud Computing Security. 3 Semester Hours.

Overview of cloud computing, cloud services and platforms, Hadoop and MapReduce, cloud application development. Cloud security, architecture, authentication, authorization, access control, data confidentiality, key management; provable data possession for static data, provable data possession for dynamic data; integrity verification for multiple static/dynamic data copies over cloud servers, dynamic data and mutual trust. Additional fee associated with this course. See fee schedule for details at https://www.stmarytx.edu/admission/financial-aid/tuition/.

CS 6364. Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. 3 Semester Hours.

Overview of digital forensics and cybercrime, digital forensics methods and procedures, legal issues in digital forensics, disk structures, file systems, evidence acquisition and processing, OS registry and artifacts, reporting and testimony, mobile forensics, network forensics. Additional fee associated with this course. See fee schedule for details at https://www.stmarytx.edu/admission/financial-aid/tuition/.

CS 6365. Preparation for Security Certification. 3 Semester Hours.

Security trends and general security concepts, information security and risk management, change management, privilege management, access control, security architecture and design, physical and environment security, telecommunications and network security, cryptography, public key infrastructure, standards and protocols, business continuity and disaster recovery, legal, regulations, compliance, and investigations, application security, operations security, authentication and remote access, wireless security, intrusion detection systems, security baselines, types of attacks and malicious software, e-mail and instant messaging, web components, computer forensics.

CS 6366. Mathematics for Cryptography. 3 Semester Hours.

Basics of linear algebra, groups, rings, modular arithmetic, polynomials, finite fields; elementary number theory, divisibility, prime numbers, discrete logarithms; elliptic curve arithmetic, point representation, point arithmetic.

CS 6367. Cybersecurity Risk Management. 3 Semester Hours.

Risk management fundamentals, risk management frameworks, categorize information and information systems, security controls, implement security controls, assess security controls, preparing the information system for use, monitor security state, practical applications of the NIST and technology risk management framework, physical and human resources security, security auditing, legal and ethical aspects.

CS 6368. Cybersecurity Policy and Law. 3 Semester Hours.

An overview of basic legal concepts emanating from the U.S. Constitution, federal statutes, case law, administrative regulations and treaties as they address domestic cyber law with a brief introduction to emerging international cyber warfare.

CS 6369. Cryptography Principles and Practice. 3 Semester Hours.

Basic concepts of cryptography, symmetric encryption schemes, review of finite fields, number theory, and elliptic curves, advanced cryptographic schemes, public-key cryptography, MAC, hash functions, digital signature, key management and distribution, user authentication, and different applications.

CS 6375. Special Topics. 3 Semester Hours.

Advanced topics in computer science. Topics may include areas such as modeling and simulation, Internet programming and mobile programming. May be repeated for credit with different topic names. Consent of the Graduate Program Director is required for the Research section.

CS 6385. Internship. 3 Semester Hours.

Experiential, practical applications approach to advanced computer science topics, typically through work in a computer company or organization. Consent of the Graduate Program Director is required.

CS 6391. Thesis I. 3 Semester Hours.

Thesis requires research leading to the discovery or creation of new knowledge or enhancement of existing knowledge in the field of interest. The thesis is a complete documentation of the research study, including the theoretical background, description of the problem, the method used to investigate or solve the problem, presentation of results, interpretation of results, and explanation of the significance of the results.

CS 6392. Thesis II. 3 Semester Hours.

Continuation of Thesis I.

CS 6395. Project. 3 Semester Hours.

Students work on their comprehensive or a related project for the CS or CIS master's degree, typically taken the semester before graduation for full-time students. Permission of instructor required and submitted project proposal.