Computer Science and Sociology, 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 3200Database Design4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data4
IS 2000Principles of Information Science4
Computer Science Writing Intensive Requirement
Complete one course from 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.)
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

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 three Sociology electives from the following ranges:12
Sociology Elective A: Complete one course from SOCL 1000 to 1999.
Sociology Elective B: Complete one course from SOCL 2000 to 3999.
Sociology Elective C: Complete one course from SOCL 4000 to 4999.
Sociology Required Capstone
SOCL 4600Senior Seminar4

Integrative Course Requirement

Complete one course from the following:4
The Twenty-First-Century Workplace
Environment, Technology, and Society
Computers and Society
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics

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: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 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 
  • 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

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, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1801
4CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 32004Vacation
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5IS 20004CS 35004 
CS 12001SOCL 23204  
ENGW 11114ANTH 11014  
SOCL 11014   
 18 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 2800
and CS 2801
5CS Elective 14ENGW 3302, 3308, or 33154Co-op
CS 48004CS 12101Elective4 
SOCL 23214SOCL 23004  
ANTH 23054Sociology Elective A4  
 Elective4  
 17 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS Elective 24Elective4Co-op
 Sociology Elective B4Elective4 
 SOCL 1280, 3485, 4528, or ANTH 34184  
 Elective4  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
Co-opCS 4500, IS 3500, or DS 42004Elective (if needed)4 
 SOCL 46004Elective (if needed)4 
 Sociology Elective C4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 
Total Hours: 134

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1801
4CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 32004Vacation
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5IS 20004CS 35004 
CS 12001SOCL 23204  
ENGW 11114ANTH 11014  
SOCL 11014   
 18 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 2800
and CS 2801
5Co-opCo-opENGW 3302, 3308, or 33154
CS 48004  Elective4
CS 12101   
SOCL 23214   
ANTH 23054   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS Elective 14Co-opCo-opElective4
SOCL 23004  Elective4
Sociology Elective A4   
Elective 4   
THTR 11701   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
CS Elective 24CS 4500, IS 3500, or DS 42004Elective (if needed)4 
Sociology Elective B4SOCL 46004Elective (if needed)4 
SOCL 1280, 3485, 4528, or ANTH 34184Sociology Elective C4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 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
5IS 20004  
CS 12001SOCL 23204  
ENGW 11114ANTH 11014  
SOCL 11014   
 18 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CS 2800
and CS 2801
5VacationCo-op
CS 48004CS 32004  
SOCL 23214CS 12101  
ANTH 23054SOCL 23004  
 Sociology Elective A4  
 16 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS Elective 14ENGW 3302, 3308, or 33154Co-op
 Sociology Elective B4Elective4 
 SOCL 1280, 3485, 4528, or ANTH 34184  
 Elective4  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS Elective 24Elective 4Co-op
 Sociology Elective C4Elective4 
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opCS 4500, IS 3500, or DS 42004  
 SOCL 46004  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 134

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 1800
and CS 1801
4CS 2510
and CS 2511
5VacationVacation
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5IS 20004  
CS 12001SOCL 23204  
ENGW 11114ANTH 11014  
SOCL 11014   
 18 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 2800
and CS 2801
5Co-opCo-opENGW 3302, 3308, or 33154
CS 32004  Elective4
SOCL 23004   
Sociology Elective A4   
THTR 11701   
 18 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS Elective 14Co-opCo-opElective4
Sociology Elective B4  Elective4
SOCL 1280, 3485, 4528, or ANTH 34184   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CS Elective 24CS 4500, IS 3500, or DS 42004  
Sociology Elective C4SOCL 46004  
Elective4Elective 4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 134