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BS/MS in Computer Science

Years 1-4 (BS)
College Core 49-50 Credits
Major Prerequisites 26-33
Major Requirements 41
Open Electives 0-4
Total Credits in BS Degree 120-124

Year 5

Graduate Computer Science Courses 15
Total BS/MS 135-139 Credits

Graduate Credits
Taken as an Undergraduate 18
Taken in Fifth Year 15
Total MS Credits 33 Credits

College Core
Course Title Credits
CS 201 Computer Science I 4
MTH 231 Calculus I 4
One laboratory-based course acceptable for major credit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics (such as BIO 101, BIO 125, CHM 109, PHY 101). 4-5

Major Prerequisites
Course Title Credits
CS 202 Computer Science II 4
MTH 310 Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 408 Automata and Formal Languages 3
2 additional Mathematics courses for major credit selected from the following list in consultation with an advisor: MTH 232, MTH 233, MTH 236, MTH 240, MTH 250, any 300 or 400 level MTH class. 6-8
One laboratory-based course acceptable for major credit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics to complete the sequence from the college core (such as BIO 102, BIO 225, CHM 110, PHY 102) 4-5
2 additional courses in Biology, Chemistry or Physics acceptable for major credit (courses need not be in the same discipline) 6-10
Total Major Prerequisites 26-33 Credits

Major Requirements
Course Title Credits
CS 231 Programming in a UNIX Environment 4
CS 301 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
CS 311 Computer Organization and Architecture 4
CS 321 Database Design and Implementation 3
CS 331 Theory of Programming Languages 3
CS 481 Software Project Development: Design 3
CS 482 Software Project Development: Implementation 3

Graduate Level Courses Taken as an Undergraduate:

CS 650 Operating Systems 3


Five Graduate Level CS Electives 15
Total Major Requirements 41 Credits

Open Electives: 0-4 Credits

Total BS: 120-124 Credits

Index Requirement
CS 201, CS 202 and all other CS courses counted toward the major must be completed with a minimum grade of "C." To continue in the major, students who do not meet this requirement must repeat the course before taking any other course for which this course is a prerequisite.

Fifth Year MS Requirements
Course Title Credits
CS 980 Thesis Preparation Seminar 3
CS 981 Thesis 3
Three CS Graduate Electives 9
Total Fifth Year MS Requirements 15 Credits

Total BS/MS: 135-139 Credits