Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    Jun 03, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, B.S.

Requirements for the Major:

11 computer science courses: six core + five electives.  Plus the capstone project sequence.  Additional math and science requirements detailed below.

Five Electives:

Majors choose five distinct courses numbered 110 or higher.  Four must be at least 300-level, with one from the Theory group, and one from from the Systems group.


Capstone project sequence

Two science courses, both outside of CS

One must satisfy the Core Curriculum SET requirement, the other must satisfy SCLB. At least one of these must be a major-level (i.e. at least 100-level) course from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physics and Astronomy, or Psychology. Courses cross-listed with CS are not acceptable.

A typical first year major program includes

Requirements for Honors in Computer Science

Candidates for honors in computer science must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.3, a minimum grade point average of 3.3 in the major with at least 3 grades of A- or better in full credit CSC courses numbered 100 or above, a grade of at least A- for CSC 499  or IDM 499 , and must present the senior project at the Steinmetz Symposium.

Course Selection Guidelines

Placement: A score of 4 or 5 on the AP Computer Science “A” exam will count as having satisfied one of the introductory courses (CSC 103 , CSC 104 , CSC 105 , CSC 106 , CSC 107 , CSC 109 ).

Prerequisite: For prerequisite structure of all courses in the CS major, please visit