Computer Science and Philosophy, 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
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 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 3800Theory of Computation4
CS 4500Software Development4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data4
Computer Science Elective Courses
Complete two upper-division computer science courses from the following ranges:8
CS 2500 to CS 7999, but not CS 5010
IS 2000 to IS 7999, but not IS 4900
DS 2000 to DS 7999, but not DS 4900
Presentation Requirement
THTR 1170The Eloquent Presenter1

Philosophy Courses

Philosophy Required Courses
PHIL 1115Introduction to Logic4
or PHIL 1215 Symbolic Logic
PHIL 2325Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought4
or POLS 2325 Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought
or PHIL 2330 Modern Philosophy
PHIL 1145Technology and Human Values4
PHIL 4515Advanced Logic4
Philosophy Intermediate/Advanced Electives
Complete one course from the following:4
Moral Philosophy
History of Modern Moral Philosophy
Theory of Knowledge
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy Electives
Complete three additional 4 SH courses from the PHIL list.12
Philosophy Capstone
Note: You must choose distinct courses to satisfy Intermediate/Advanced Elective and Capstone.
Complete one course from the following:4
Theory of Knowledge
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Mind
Topics in Philosophy Seminar
Great Philosophers Seminar
Global Justice

Integrative Course Requirement (No additional credit required)

Theory of Computation
Advanced Logic

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses

Computer Science English Requirement

College Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
or ENGW 1102 First-Year Writing for Multilingual Writers
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
Complete one course from the following:
Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions
Advanced Writing in the Humanities
Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Required General Electives

Complete eleven general electives.44

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-Intensive in the Major 
  • Interpreting Culture
  • Understanding Societies and Institutions
  • Employing Ethical Reasoning
  • Writing in the First Year
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines 
  • 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

Note: CCIS intentionally makes the total credits required one less than the sum of the credits to allow for a one credit waiver if needed.

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1801
4CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 35004Vacation
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5CS 2800
and CS 2801
5Elective4 
CS 12001PHIL 2325, POLS 2325, or PHIL 23304  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
PHIL 1115 or 12154   
 18 18 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 48004CS Elective 14ENGW 3302, 3309, or 33154Co-op
PHIL 11454PHIL Elective 24Elective4 
PHIL Elective 14PHIL Elective 34  
Elective4Elective4  
 CS 12101  
 16 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS 38004Elective4Co-op
 CS Elective 24Elective4 
 PHIL 45154  
 Elective4  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
Co-opCS 45004Elective (if needed)4 
 PHIL Intermediate/Advanced Elective4Elective (if needed)4 
 PHIL Capstone4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 
Total Hours: 134

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1801
4CS 2510
and CS 2511
5VacationVacation
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5CS 2800
and CS 2801
5  
CS 12001PHIL 2325, POLS 2325, or PHIL 23304  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
PHIL 1115 or 12154   
 18 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CS Elective 14VacationCo-op
CS 48004PHIL Elective 14  
PHIL 11454PHIL Elective 24  
Elective4Elective4  
 CS 12101  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS 38004ENGW 3302, 3309, or 33154Co-op
 PHIL 45154Elective4 
 PHIL Elective 34  
 Elective4  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS Elective 24Elective4Co-op
 PHIL Intermediate/Advanced Elective4Elective4 
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opCS 45004  
 PHIL Capstone4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 134