Undergraduate Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

126-127 semester hours

Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

120 semester hours

Certificate Programs
  1. Undergraduate students who have been admitted to the university provisionally because of non-satisfaction of the high school mathematics requirements may not enroll in any computer science credit course before this requirement has been met.

  2. All courses counting toward a major or minor in computer science must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

  3. Prerequisite computer science courses must be passed with a grade of C before taking a subsequent course.

  4. All majors in the department require a project course (marked with asterisk in the degree statements). The course used to meet this requirement is to be taken in the area of specialization, i.e., an area in which at least three courses are taken.

  5. All courses in a prerequisite chain to a course are considered regressive to it. Students may not take them for credit after passing the later course. Additionally, CS 1120, CS 1130, CS 1140, CS 1150, and CS 1160 are regressive to CS 1520 and any course having it as prerequisite.

  6. All computer science majors must complete the department's core assessment exam before enrolling in any course numbered 2420 or above that is applied to their major.

  7. All computer science majors must complete the department's program assessment exam before graduating.


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