2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    May 19, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Computer Science, BS


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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


Spring Term


Senior Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


Key:


* 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 , and ST 465 .

Notes:


  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. BL 118 /BL 119 BL 121 /BL 126 CH 101 /CH 105 CH 102 /CH 106 , and PH 202 /PH 292  meet this requirement.
  4. The degree may be accomplished in 38 courses due to the associated labs counting toward 120 credits. Although students have flexibility on when to take their 2 semesters that are four 3-credit courses, we recommend that at least one of these semesters aligns with when the student takes physics. Ideally the second semester will be one in which the student is taking courses with labs, particularly in the first two years.

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