Computer Science and Mathematics, BS/MS

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.

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog.

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 in Computer Science Fundamental courses.
CS 1800
and CS 1801
Discrete Structures
and Recitation for CS 1800 (Integrative course)
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
CS 2800
and CS 2801
Logic and Computation
and Lab for CS 2800 (Integrative course)
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 3800Theory of Computation4
CS 4300Computer Graphics (Integrative course) 14
CS 4500Software Development4
Computer Science Senior Seminar
CS 4000Senior Seminar1
or THTR 1170 The Eloquent Presenter
Computer Science Elective Courses
With advisor approval directed study courses, project study courses, and appropriate graduate courses may also be taken.
Complete two upper division computer science courses in the following ranges:8
CS 2600 to CS 7999 but not CS 5010
IS 2000 to IS 7999 but not IS 4900

CS 4300 satisfies the Capstone Requirement. 

Mathematics Courses

Calculus 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 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
Mathematics Courses
MATH 2331Linear Algebra (Integrative course)4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
MATH 3081Probability and Statistics4
MATH 3175Group Theory4
MATH 3527Number Theory4
Mathematics Electives
Complete three courses in the following range:12
MATH 3001 to MATH 4999 but not MATH4000

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses

Graduate Course Work To Be Taken As An Undergraduate Student

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Master's-Level Required Courses
CS 5400Principles of Programming Language4
CS 5600Computer Systems4
CS 5800Algorithms4
Master's-Level Computer Science Elective Course
Complete one course in the following range:4
CS 5000 to CS 7999 but not CS 5010

Entrance Requirements

  • Evaluation for entrance may be requested after a minimum of 3 semesters of CCIS coursework.
  • The GPA in CCIS courses must be at least 3.25.
  • The overall GPA must be at least 3.25.
  • Requests for entrance to the BS/MS can be via email to If requesting via email, include your name, ID, and which BS/MS program you wish to enter.

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

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 Requirements

133 total semester hours required for the bachelor’s degree