Computer Science and Music with Concentration in Music Composition and Technology, 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
CS 1200Computer Science/Information Science Overview 11
CS 1210Computer Science/Information Science Overview 2: Co-op Preparation1
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
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
CS 2800
and CS 2801
Logic and Computation
and Lab for CS 2800
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3200Database Design4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 4500Software Development4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data4
IS 4300Human Computer Interaction (Integrative)4
Computer Science Senior Seminar
CS 4000Senior Seminar1
or THTR 1170 The Eloquent Presenter
Computer Science Elective Courses
Complete two courses in the following ranges:8
CS 2600 to CS 7999 but not CS 5010
IS 2000 to IS 7999 but not IS 4900

Music Composition and Technology Courses

Music Theory
MUSC 1201Music Theory 14
MUSC 1202Music Theory 24
Music Composition
MUST 1301Introduction to Composition4
MUST 2315History of Electronic Music4
MUST 3422Music Composition Seminar 24
or MUSC 2420 Music Composition Seminar 1
Music Technology
MUST 1220Introduction to Music Technology4
MUSC 3560Historical Traditions: Music since 19004
MUST 4520Interactive Real-Time Performance4
Electronic Composition and Performance
Complete the following two courses in order:
MUST 4610Composition for Electronic Instruments4
MUST 4611Music Technology Capstone/Senior Recital4
Music Composition and Technology Integrative Course
MUST 3421Digital Audio Processing4
Composition Lessons
Complete the following course four times:4
Composition Lessons
Music Elective Requirements
Complete two courses in the following ranges:8
MUSC 2000 to MUSC 4993

Foundations of Psychology

PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4

Computing and Social Issues

Complete one of the following:4
Technology and Human Values
The Twenty-First-Century Workplace
Environment, Technology, and Society
Computers and Society
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights

Computer Science English 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 four general electives.16

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
  • Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation
  • Interpreting Culture
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Understanding Societies and Institutions
  • Analyzing and Using Data
  • Writing in the First Year
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
  • Writing-Intensive in the Major
  • Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience
  • Demonstrating Thought and Action in a Capstone

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

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses

Program Requirement

137 total semester hours required

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 25104Vacation0Vacation0
CS 18004CS 25111  
CS 18010CS 28004  
CS 25004CS 28011  
CS 25011ENGW 11114  
MUSC 1201 (*)4MUST 1301 (*)4  
MUSC 1202 (*)4   
 18 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CS 32004Vacation0Vacation0
MUST 1220 (*)4CS 48004  
PSYC 11014MUST 3421 (*)4  
MUSC 1903 (*)1MUSC 1903 (*)1  
 17 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12101Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
IS 43004   
MUSC 3560 (*)4   
MUST 2315 (*)Offered every other fall4   
MUSC 19031   
ENGW 33024   
 18 0 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MUST 4520 (*)4Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
MUST 3422 or MUSC 24204   
Computer Science Elective4   
Music Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 5
CS 45004CS 40001  
MUST 4610 (*)4MUST 4611 (*)4  
MUSC 1903 (*)1Computer Science Elective4  
Music Elective4Elective4  
Computing & Social Issues4Elective4  
 17 17  
Total Hours: 138

*Indicates course must be taken in the term listed.