2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Jun 18, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, B.S.

Requirements for the Major

Requirements for a major and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Fall Term

  • *
  • CS Elective *
  • MA/ST Elective */****
  • Theology Core or
  • PL 200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course
  • Elective

Spring Term

Senior Year

Fall Term

Spring Term


* Required for major.
** May only be taken by those with a double major in Mathematics or Statistics.
*** Other major-level science courses may be substituted with permission of the chair.
**** Courses that qualify for the Natural Science elective are BL 118 , BL 201 , CH 101 , and PH 202 .
**** Courses that qualify for the MA/ST elective are MA 252 , MA 427 , MA 445 , MA 447 , MA 448 , MA 481 , MA 485 /ST 485  , and ST 465 .


  1. The three computer science electives for majors must be 400- or graduate-level courses.
  2. All electives must be at least three credits. At least three electives must be taken in departments other than computer science.
  3. All science courses must be majors-level courses emphasizing quantitative and/or experimental methods in a physical or biological science and not a primarily computational, mathematical, or engineering design course. Majors-level courses can be identified by the fact that they satisfy a major requirement for biology, chemistry, or physics.
  4. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement  under Curriculum and Policies).