Computer Science and Biology, BS

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
2
Computer Science/Information Science Overview 1 1
Computer Science/Information Science Overview 2: Co-op Preparation 2
Computer Science Fundamental Courses
A grade of C– or higher is required in each course:
CS 1800
and CS 1801
Discrete Structures
and Recitation for CS 1800
4
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 3200Database Design4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 3800Theory of Computation (integrative course)4
CS 4500Software Development4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data (integrative course)4
Senior Seminar
CS 4000Senior Seminar1
1

 Students entering through the biology department may take BIOL 1000.

2

Students entering through the biology department may take EESC 2000.

Biology Courses

Foundations of Biology
BIOL 1107
and BIOL 1108
Foundations of Biology
and Lab for BIOL 1107
5
Inquiries
BIOL 2299Inquiries in Biological Sciences4
Molecular Biology
BIOL 2301
and BIOL 2302
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
5
Techniques in Biology
BIOL 2309Techniques in Biology: An Inquiry-Based Lab4
Chemistry
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
and CHEM 1213
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
and Recitation for CHEM 1211
5
CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
and CHEM 1216
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
and Recitation for CHEM 1214
5
CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
5
CHEM 2313
and CHEM 2314
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
5
Biology Capstone
BIOL 4701Biology Capstone4
Intermediate and Advanced Biology Electives
Complete two biology courses (with corequisite labs if offered). Choose one of these two courses from the following list:9-10
Microbiology
and Lab for BIOL 2321
BIOL 2323
and BIOL 2324

and
Ecology
and Lab for EEMB 2302
Invertebrate Zoology
and Lab for EEMB 2616
Vertebrate Zoology
and Lab for EEMB 2618
Marine Biology
and Lab for EEMB 2700
Choose the second elective from the following list:4-5
BIOL 2311 or above
Biology Integrative Course
Complete one of the following:4-5
Bioinformatics Computational Methods 1
Molecular Cell Biology
Mammalian Systems Physiology
Biological Imaging
Comparative Neurobiology
Molecular Ecology and Evolution
and Lab for EEMB 5530
Sociobiology

Mathematics Requirements

Complete two calculus courses with a grade of C– or higher, and complete one probability and statistics course:

Calculus
MATH 1251Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 14
MATH 1252Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 24
Probability and Statistics
Complete one of the following:4-5
Probability and Statistics
Biostatistics
and Lab for ENVR 2500

Computing and Social Issues Requirement

Complete one of the following:4
Environment, Technology, and Society
Computers and Society
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights

English Requirements

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

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses.

Required General Electives

Complete five general electives. 

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
  • Analyzing and Using Data
  • Writing in the First Year
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
  • Writing-Intensive in the Major
  • Demonstrating Thought and Action in a Capstone

Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience is satisfied through co-op.

Program Requirement

140 total semester hours required

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 18004CS 25104Vacation0Vacation0
CS 18010CS 25111  
CS 25004BIOL 22994  
CS 25011CHEM 12144  
BIOL 11074CHEM 12151  
BIOL 11081CHEM 12160  
CHEM 12114ENGW 11114  
CHEM 12121   
CHEM 12130   
CS 12001   
 20 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 28004CS 48004Vacation0Co-op0
CS 28011BIOL 23094  
CS 35004CHEM 23134  
CHEM 23114CHEM 23141  
CHEM 23121MATH 12514  
BIOL 23014CS 12101  
BIOL 23021   
 19 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CS 38004ENGW 33024Co-op0
 BIOL undergraduate elective5Elective4 
 MATH 12524  
 Elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CS 32004Elective4Co-op0
 BIOL undergraduate elective5Elective4 
 MATH 30814  
 SOCL 45284  
 0 17 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0CS 45004  
 CS 40001  
 BIOL undergraduate elective5  
 BIOL 47014  
 Elective4  
 0 18  
Total Hours: 143

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 18004CS 25104Vacation0Vacation0
CS 18010CS 25111  
CS 25004BIOL 22994  
CS 25011CHEM 12144  
BIOL 11074CHEM 12151  
BIOL 11081CHEM 12160  
CHEM 12114ENGW 11114  
CHEM 12121   
CHEM 12130   
CS 12001   
 20 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BIOL 23014Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
BIOL 23021   
CHEM 23114   
CHEM 23121   
CS 28004   
CS 28011   
CS 35004   
CS 12101   
 20 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 48004Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
BIOL 23094  ENGW 33024
CHEM 23134   
CHEM 23141   
MATH 12514   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 38004Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
BIOL undergraduate elective5  Elective4
MATH 12524   
Elective4   
 17 0 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CS 32004CS 45004  
MATH 30814CS 40001  
BIOL undergraduate elective5BIOL 47014  
SOCL 45284BIOL undergraduate elective5  
 Elective4  
 17 18  
Total Hours: 143