Computer Science and Sociology, BS

The social aspects to computing continue to grow, primarily with respect to communication and the internet. The computer science and sociology combined major examines this significant impact on society and how people communicate and share culture. You’ll have an opportunity to gain a solid programming foundation as well as the practical and theoretical skills needed to address the complex social and cultural issues in a period of far-reaching social change.

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 1802
Discrete Structures
and Seminar for CS 1800
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
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3200Database Design4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data4
IS 2000Principles of Information Science4
Computer Science Writing-Intensive Requirement
Complete one of the following:4
Software Development
Information System Design and Development
Information Presentation and Visualization (Take DS 4100 either as a prerequisite of or concurrently with DS 4200.)
Presentation Requirement
THTR 1170The Eloquent Presenter1
Computer Science Elective Courses
Complete three upper-division computer science courses in the following ranges:12
CS 2500 or higher, except CS 5010
IS 2000 or higher, except IS 4900
DS 2000 or higher, except DS 4900

Sociology Courses

Sociology Required Courses
SOCL 1101Introduction to Sociology4
SOCL 2300Social Theory4
SOCL 2320Statistical Analysis in Sociology4
SOCL 2321Research Methods in Sociology4
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
ANTH 2305Global Markets and Local Culture4
Sociology Electives
Complete one sociology elective in each of the following ranges:12
Introductory elective: SOCL 1000 to SOCL 1999
Intermediate elective: SOCL 2000 to SOCL 3999
Advanced elective: SOCL 4000 to SOCL 4999
Sociology Required Capstone
SOCL 4600Senior Seminar4

Integrative Course Requirement

Complete one of the following:4
The 21st-Century Workplace
Environment, Technology, and Society
Computers and Society
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics

Computer Science Writing Requirement

College Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
or ENGW 1102 First-Year Writing for Multilingual Writers
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
Complete one of the following:4
Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions
Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Required General Electives

Complete eight general electives.32

Major GPA Requirements

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses and a minimum 2.000 GPA for all sociology major courses is required.

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
    
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
    
  • Analyzing and Using Data
    
  • Writing-Intensive in the Major
    
  • Writing in the First Year
    
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
    
  • Interpreting Culture
    
  • Understanding Societies and Institutions
  • 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 Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 32004Vacation
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5IS 20004CS 35004 
CS 12001SOCL 23204  
ENGW 11114ANTH 11014  
SOCL 11014   
 19 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 48004Co-opCo-opENGW 3302, 3308, or 33154
Elective4  Elective4
CS 12101   
SOCL 23214   
ANTH 23054   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS elective 14Co-opCo-opElective4
SOCL 23004  Elective4
Sociology introductory elective4   
Elective 4   
THTR 11701   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
CS elective 24SOCL 46004Elective4 
Sociology intermediate elective4CS writing-intensive requirement4Elective4 
Elective4Sociology advanced elective4  
Computing and social issues 4CS elective 34  
 16 16 8 
Total Hours: 134

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2510
and CS 2511
5VacationVacation
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5IS 20004  
CS 12001SOCL 23204  
ENGW 11114ANTH 11014  
SOCL 11014   
 19 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004Co-opCo-opVacation
CS 48004   
CS 12101   
SOCL 23214   
ANTH 23054   
 17 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 32004Co-opCo-opENGW 3302, 3308, or 33154
Elective4  Elective4
SOCL 23004   
Sociology introductory elective4   
THTR 11701   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS elective 14Co-opCo-opElective4
Sociology intermediate elective4  Elective4
Elective4   
Computing and social issues 4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CS elective 24SOCL 46004  
Sociology advanced elective4CS writing-intensive requirement4  
Elective4CS elective 34  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134