Requirements for the Computer Science Major
A bachelor of science in computer science requires a minimum of thirty-eight hours in computer science and three courses in mathematics. The courses in computer science must include 111, 112, 211, 221, 222, 231, and 241. The required courses in mathematics are 112, 117, and one of the following: 121, 205, or 206. MTH 113 and either MTH 256 or 357 are also recommended for students considering graduate work in computer science.
A bachelor of arts in computer science requires a minimum of twenty-seven hours in computer science and three courses in mathematics or statistics. The courses in computer science must include 111, 112, 221, and 241. An additional twelve hours in computer science are required, including three hours at the 191 level or higher, three hours at the 200 level or higher, and six hours at the 300 level or higher. The required courses in mathematics are MTH 117; either MTH 121, 205, or 206; and one course selected from MTH 109, 112, or 256, or any statistics course approved by the Computer Science Department.
A minor in computer science requires CSC 111, 112, and 221; at least three additional hours in computer science at the 191 level or higher; and MTH 117.
Students considering a major in computer science are encouraged to take CSC 111 and the appropriate mathematics courses, including MTH 117, during their first year of college. Students with sufficient programming experience may substitute a higher-level course for CSC 111.
Students with a special interest in multidisciplinary work may wish to consider a program of study that combines computer science with another discipline such as art, business, or biology.
Highly qualified majors are invited by the department to apply for admission to the honors program. To be graduated with the designation "Honors in Computer Science," students must satisfactorily complete a senior research paper and have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the major and 3.0 in all college course work. For additional information, members of the departmental faculty should be consulted.