Computer Science and Mathematics, BS

The computer science and mathematics combined major was the first dual major created by the college. The mathematics requirements focus on courses that have computing applications or form the basis for further studies in mathematical theory. The program emphasizes the strong ties between computer science and mathematics that date back to the origins of machine computation in the 1930s and 1940s—and persist to this day.

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:
CS 1800
and CS 1802
Discrete Structures
and Seminar for CS 1800 (Integrative course)
5
or CS 1801 Recitation for CS 1800
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 (Integrative course)
5
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 3800Theory of Computation4
CS 4300Computer Graphics (Integrative course) 14
CS 4500Software Development4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data4
Computer Science Senior Seminar
THTR 1170The Eloquent Presenter1
Computer Science Elective Courses
With advisor approval, directed study courses, project study course, and appropriate graduate courses may also be taken.
Complete two courses in the following ranges:8
CS 2500 or higher, except CS 5010
IS 2000 or higher, except IS 4900
DS 2000 or higher, except DS 4900
1

 CS 4300 satisfies the capstone requirement.

Mathematics Courses

Calculus Courses
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering (a grade of C– or higher is required)4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering (a grade of C– or higher is required)4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
Mathematics Courses
MATH 2331Linear Algebra4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
MATH 3081Probability and Statistics4
MATH 3175Group Theory4
MATH 3527Number Theory4
Mathematics Electives
Complete three courses in the following range:12
MATH 3001 to MATH 4999 but not MATH 4000

Supporting Course

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

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.28

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
  • 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

133 total semester hours required

Sample Patterns:

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5Elective4Vacation
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2800
and CS 2801
5MATH 23214 
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5MATH 13424  
MATH 13414Elective4  
ENGW 11114   
 19 18 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CS 12101Elective4Co-op
MATH 23314CS 48004MATH 30814 
MATH 23414CS elective4  
CS 38004MATH 35274  
 MATH elective4  
 16 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opMath elective4Elective4Co-op
 CS 43004Elective4 
 ENGW 33024  
 MATH 31754  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
Co-opCS 45004Elective4 
 CS elective4Elective4 
 Math elective4  
 Computing and social issues4  
 0 16 8 
Total Hours: 135

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2510
and CS 2511
5Vacation0Vacation0
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5CS 2800
and CS 2801
5  
MATH 13414MATH 13424  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
CS 12001   
 19 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CS 48004Vacation0Co-op0
MATH 23214MATH 23314  
MATH 23414MATH 30814  
Elective4CS 12101  
 Elective4  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CS 38004Elective4Co-op0
 CS 43004Elective4 
 MATH 31754  
 ENGW 33024  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CS 45004Elective4Co-op0
 MATH 35274Elective4 
 MATH elective4  
 CS elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0CS elective4  
 Computing and social issues4  
 MATH elective4  
 MATH elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 135

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2510
and CS 2511
5Vacation0Vacation0
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5CS 2800
and CS 2801
5  
MATH 13414MATH 13424  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
CS 12001   
 19 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
MATH 23214   
MATH 23414   
CS 12101   
Elective4   
 17 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 48004Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
MATH 23314  Elective4
MATH 30814   
Elective4   
THTR 11701   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 38004Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
CS 43004  Elective4
MATH 35274   
ENGW 33024   
 16 0 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CS 45004CS elective4  
MATH 31754Computing and social issues4  
MATH elective4MATH elective4  
CS elective4MATH elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 135