Requirements for a CS Major

Requirements for a CS Major

A bachelor of science (BS) in computer science requires a minimum of thirty-eight hours in computer science and three courses in mathematics. The courses in computer science must include 111, 112, 211, 221, 222, 231, 241, and 399.  The required courses in mathematics are 112, 117, and one of the following: 121, 205, or 206.  MTH 113 and either MTH 256 or 357 are also recommended for students considering graduate work in computer science.

A bachelor of arts (BA) in computer science requires a minimum of twenty-seven hours in computer science and three courses in mathematics or statistics. The courses in computer science must include 111, 112, 221, 241, and 399.  An additional twelve hours in computer science are required, including three hours at the 191 level or higher, three hours at the 200 level or higher, and six hours at the 300 level or higher. The required courses in mathematics are MTH 117; either MTH 121, 205, or 206; and one course selected from MTH 109, 112, or 256, or any statistics course approved by the Computer Science Department.

Students with a special interest in multidisciplinary work may wish to consider a program of study that combines computer science with another discipline such as art, business, mathematics, biology, and others.