Computer Science, BACS

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.

Requirements for BA

All BA students are required to complete the BA requirements.

Computer Science Major Requirements

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 in 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 3650Computer Systems4
CS 3700Networks and Distributed Systems4
CS 3800Theory of Computation4
CS 4500Software Development4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data4
Computer Science Senior Seminar
CS 4000Senior Seminar1
or THTR 1170 The Eloquent Presenter
Computer Science Capstone
Complete one of the following:4-5
Artificial Intelligence
Game Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics
Compilers
Web Development
High Performance Computing
Secure Wireless Ad Hoc Robots on Mission (SWARM) 1
Secure Wireless Ad Hoc Robots on Mission (SWARM) 2
Honors Senior Seminar
Research
Information Science Senior Project
Research

Additional Courses for BA

Mathematics 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 3081Probability and Statistics4
Science Courses
Complete one course from one of the following groups:5
Biology
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
Chemistry
General Chemistry for Health Sciences
and Lab for CHEM 1101
and Recitation for CHEM 1101
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Lab for CHEM 1151
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
Geology
Dynamic Earth
and Lab for ENVR 1200
History of Earth and Life
and Interpreting Earth History
Physics
Physics for Life Sciences 1
and Lab for PHYS 1145
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
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

Upper-Division Elective

Computer Science or Mathematics Upper-Division Elective
Complete an elective from one of the following options:4
CS 2500 to CS 7999 but not CS 5010
IS 2000 to IS 7999 but not IS 4900
Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering
Linear Algebra

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses

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 ten general electives.40

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

134 total semester hours required

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 25104Vacation0Vacation0
CS 18004CS 25111  
CS 18010CS 28004  
CS 25004CS 28011  
CS 25011Foreign language course4  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
Foreign language course4   
 18 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CS 36504Vacation0Co-op0
CS 48004CS 38004  
MATH 13414MATH 13424  
Foreign language course4CS 12101  
 Elective4  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CS 37004Elective4Co-op0
 MATH 30814Elective4 
 ENGW 33024  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0SOCL 45284Elective4Co-op0
 Science elective with lab5Elective4 
 CS or MATH elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0CS 40001  
 CS 45004  
 Capstone4  
 Elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 17  
Total Hours: 135

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 25104Vacation0Vacation0
CS 18004CS 25111  
CS 18010CS 28004  
CS 25004CS 28011  
CS 25011Foreign language course4  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
Foreign language course4   
 18 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
CS 48004   
MATH 13414   
CS 12101   
Foreign language course4   
 17 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 36504Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
CS 38004  Elective4
MATH 13424   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 37004Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
MATH 30814  Elective4
ENGW 33024   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
SOCL 45284CS 40001  
CS or MATH elective4CS 45004  
Science elective with lab5Capstone4  
Elective4Elective4  
 Elective4  
 17 17  
Total Hours: 135