Computer Science and Physics, 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:
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 Senior Seminar
CS 4000Senior Seminar1
or THTR 1170 The Eloquent Presenter

Physics Courses

Required Courses
PHYS 1161
and PHYS 1162
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
5
PHYS 1165
and PHYS 1166
Physics 2
and Lab for PHYS 1165
5
Intermediate Physics
PHYS 2303Modern Physics4
PHYS 2305Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics4
PHYS 2371
and PHYS 2372
Electronics
and Lab for PHYS 2371 (Integrative course)
4
Advanced Physics
PHYS 3600Advanced Physics Laboratory4
PHYS 3602Electricity and Magnetism4

Capstone and Electives

Capstone
Complete either one computer science capstone or the physics capstone:4
Computer Science Capstone
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics
Honors Senior Seminar
Secure Wireless Ad Hoc Robots on Mission (SWARM) 1
Secure Wireless Ad Hoc Robots on Mission (SWARM) 2
Compilers
Game Artificial Intelligence
Web Development
High Performance Computing
Computer Science Thesis
Computer Science Thesis Continuation
Physics Capstone
Principles of Experimental Physics
Computer Science Elective
The computer science elective is not required if the student has completed the computer science capstone (above). With advisor approval, a directed study, project study, or appropriate graduate-level course may be taken as a computer science elective.
Complete one course from the following ranges:4
CS 2600 to CS 7999 but not CS 5010
IS 2000 to IS 7999 but not IS 4900
Physics Elective
Only one physics elective is required if the student has completed the physics capstone (above).
Complete two courses from the following range:8
PHYS 3000 to PHYS 5999

Mathematics Integrative Courses

Calculus
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
Additional Mathematics Requirements
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
MATH 4525Applied Analysis4

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 six general electives.24

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
  • Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
  • 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 is satisfied through co-op.

Program Requirement

135 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 25004MATH 13424  
CS 25011PHYS 11654  
MATH 13414PHYS 11661  
PHYS 11614ENGW 11114  
PHYS 11621   
CS 12001   
 19 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 28004CS 48004Vacation0Co-op0
CS 28011PHYS 23054  
CS 35004MATH 23214  
PHYS 23034MATH 23414  
PHYS 23713CS 12101  
PHYS 23721   
 17 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CS 38004PHYS 36004Co-op0
 Elective4Elective4 
 PHYS 36024  
 ENGW 33024  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CS 45004Elective4Co-op0
 MATH 45254Elective4 
 PHYS undergraduate elective4  
 SOCL 45284  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0CS undergraduate elective4  
 CS 40001  
 PHYS undergraduate elective4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 17  
Total Hours: 136

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 18004CS 25104Vacation0Vacation0
CS 18010CS 25111  
CS 25004MATH 13424  
CS 25011PHYS 11654  
PHYS 11614PHYS 11661  
PHYS 11621ENGW 11114  
CS 12001   
MATH 13414   
 19 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 28004Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
CS 28011   
CS 35004   
PHYS 23034   
PHYS 23713   
PHYS 23721   
CS 12101   
 18 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 48004Co-op0Co-op0PHYS 36004
MATH 23214  Elective4
MATH 23414   
PHYS 23054   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 38004Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
Elective4  Elective4
PHYS 36024   
ENGW 33024   
 16 0 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CS 45004CS undergraduate elective4  
MATH 45254CS 40001  
PHYS undergraduate elective4PHYS undergraduate elective4  
SOCL 45284Elective4  
 Elective4  
 16 17  
Total Hours: 136