Computer Science, BSCS

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 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 4400Programming Languages4
CS 4500Software Development4
CS 4800Algorithms and Data4
Computer Science Senior Seminar
CS 4000Senior Seminar1
Computer Science Capstone
Complete one of the following:4-5
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics
Compilers
Game Artificial Intelligence
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
Computer Science Upper-Division Electives
With advisor approval, directed study, project study, and appropriate graduate-level courses may also be taken as upper-division electives.
Complete two courses from the following ranges:8
CS 2500 to CS 7999 but not CS 5010
IS 2000 to IS 7999 but not IS 4900

Additional Courses for BS

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 2331Linear Algebra4
MATH 3081Probability and Statistics4
Computing and Social Issues
Complete one of the following:4
Technology and Human Values
The Twenty-First-Century Workplace
Computers and Society
Environment, Technology, and Society
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights
Electrical Engineering
EECE 2160
and EECE 2161
Embedded Design Enabling Robotics
and Lab for EECE 2160
4
Science Requirement
Complete two courses for one of the following science categories:10
Biology
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
Then complete one of the following:
General Biology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1113
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
Chemistry
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
and Recitation for CHEM 1211
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
and Recitation for CHEM 1214
Geology/Environmental Science (Option 1)
Dynamic Earth
and Lab for ENVR 1200
History of Earth and Life
and Interpreting Earth History
Geology/Environmental Science (Option 2)
Dynamic Earth
and Lab for ENVR 1200
Then complete one of the following:
Earth Materials
and Lab for ENVR 2310
Earth Landforms and Processes
and Lab for ENVR 2340
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Coastal Processes
and Lab for ENVR 4106
Applied Hydrogeology
and Lab for ENVR 4500
Sedimentation
and Lab for ENVR 5244
Geology/Environmental Science (Option 3)
History of Earth and Life
and Interpreting Earth History
Ancient Marine Life
and Lab for ENVR 5242
Physics
Complete one of the following sequences:
Sequence A
Physics for Life Sciences 1
and Lab for PHYS 1145
Physics for Life Sciences 2
and Lab for PHYS 1147
Sequence B
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
Sequence C
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
and Recitation for PHYS 1161
Physics 2
and Lab for PHYS 1165
and Recitation for PHYS 1165

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 eight general electives.32

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses

Computer Science Credit Requirements

Complete 60 semester hours in the major. Acceptable courses for this requirement include all CS courses (except CS 5010) and IS 2000 and higher (except IS 4900).

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

135 total semester hours required

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 25004CS 25104Vacation0Vacation0
CS 25011CS 25111  
CS 18004CS 28004  
CS 18010CS 28011  
CS 12001Elective4  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
Elective4   
 18 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CS 38004Vacation0Co-op0
CS 48004CS 36504  
MATH 13414MATH 13424  
Elective4Science elective with lab5  
 CS 12101  
 16 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0CS 37004MATH 23314Co-op0
 MATH 30814Elective4 
 ENGW 33024  
 Science elective with lab5  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0EECE 21603Elective4Co-op0
 EECE 21611Elective4 
 CS undergraduate elective4  
 CS undergraduate elective4  
 CS 44004  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-op0CS 40001  
 CS 45004  
 SOCL 45284  
 Capstone4  
 Elective4  
 0 17  
Total Hours: 136

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 25004CS 25104Vacation0Vacation0
CS 25011CS 25111  
CS 18004CS 28004  
CS 18010CS 28011  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
CS 12001Elective4  
Elective4   
 18 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
CS 48004   
MATH 13414   
Elective4   
CS 12101   
 17 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 38004Co-op0Co-op0MATH 23314
CS 36504  Elective4
MATH 13424   
Science elective with lab5   
 17 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 37004Co-op0Co-op0Elective4
MATH 30814  Elective4
ENGW 33024   
Science elective with lab5   
 17 0 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CS 44004CS 40001  
EECE 21603CS 45004  
EECE 21611SOCL 45284  
CS undergraduate elective4Capstone4  
CS undergraduate elective4Elective4  
 16 17  
Total Hours: 136