Computer Science and Information Science, BS

The computer science and information science combined major is designed for students looking for a thorough immersion in both fields. Students will focus on the fundamentals and theories of computing plus the management of information—while taking all required courses for the computer science and information science undergraduate degree programs.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Computer Science Courses

Computer Science Overview
CS 1200Leadership Skill Development1
CS 1210Professional Development for CCIS Co-op1
Computer Science Fundamental Courses
A grade of C– or higher is required in computer science fundamental courses.
CS 1800
and CS 1802
Discrete Structures
and Seminar for CS 1800
5
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
5
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
5
CS 2800
and CS 2801
Logic and Computation
and Lab for CS 2800
5
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3000Algorithms and Data4
CS 3200Database Design4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 3650Computer Systems4
CS 3700Networks and Distributed Systems4
CS 3800Theory of Computation4
CS 4400Programming Languages4
CS 4500
and CS 4501
Software Development
and Recitation for CS 4500
4

Information Science Courses

Required Courses in Information Science
IS 2000Principles of Information Science4
IS 3500Information System Design and Development4
IS 4300Human Computer Interaction4
IS 4800Empirical Research Methods4
IS 4900Information Science Senior Project5
Computing and Social Issues
Complete one of the following:4
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights
Bostonography: The City through Data, Texts, Maps, and Networks
Technology and Human Values
The 21st-Century Workplace
Environment, Technology, and Society
Computers and Society

Supporting Courses

Psychology
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
Calculus
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering (A grade of C– or higher is required)4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2331Linear Algebra4
Statistics
PSYC 2320Statistics in Psychological Research4
or ECON 2350 Statistics

Computer Science Writing Requirement

College Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Required General Electives

Complete seven general electives.

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses

Program Requirement

133 total semester hours required

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Summer/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 32004PSYC 23204
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2800
and CS 2801
5CS 35004Elective4
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5MATH 13414  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
PSYC 11014   
 19 18 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
IS 20004IS 35004MATH 23314Co-op
MATH 13424CS 36504Elective4 
CS 30004IS 43004  
Computing and social issues4Elective4  
 CS 12101  
 16 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS 37004Elective4Co-op
 IS 48004Elective4 
 ENGW 33024  
 CS 38004  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opCS 44004  
 CS 45004  
 IS 49005  
 Elective4  
 0 17  
Total Hours: 135

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHours  
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5  
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2800
and CS 2801
5  
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5ECON 23504  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
PSYC 11014   
 19 18  
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
IS 20004IS 35004MATH 23314Co-op
CS 35004CS 36504Elective4 
CS 32004MATH 13424  
MATH 13414CS 30004  
 CS 12101  
 16 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opIS 43004Elective4Co-op
 IS 48004Elective4 
 CS 37004  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours Summer 2Hours
Co-opCS 44004 Co-op
 ENGW 33024  
 CS 38004  
 Elective4  
 0 16  0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opIS 49005  
 CS 45004  
 Computing and social issues4  
 Elective4  
 0 17  
Total Hours: 135