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Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science Requirements

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Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science Requirements (122 Hours)

Students may apply for certification into the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science degree program after completion of CPT S 121, 122, 223; MATH 201, 202, 216; PHIL 201. MATH 171, 172 may be substituted for MATH 201, 202.

No courses listed in this schedule of study may be taken on a pass/fail basis. All listed E E and CPT S courses, required electives, and prerequisites to these courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
First Year
First TermHours
CPT S 1214
MATH 20113
PHIL 201 [QUAN]3
Second TermHours
CPT S 1224
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
MATH 20213
MATH 2163
Social Sciences [SSCI]23
Second Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab34
CPT S 2233
CPT S 2603
MATH 2124
Second TermHours
CPT S 2242
MATH Elective13
Minor Electives46
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab34
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
CPT S 322 [M]3
CPT S 3553
ENGLISH 402, 403, or Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Minor Elective43
Science Elective [BSCI] or [PSCI]34
Second TermHours
Advanced Cpt S Elective53
CPT S 3233
Diversity [DIVR]3
Minor Elective43
Science Elective [BSCI] or [PSCI]33
Fourth Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Minor Elective43
Advanced Cpt S Elective56
CPT S 422 [M]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Second TermHours
300-400-level Minor Elective43
Advanced CPT S Electives56
CPT S 4023
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Complete Cpt S Exit Interview and Survey

1Either math sequence below will satisfy the math requirement for this degree. Sequence B will allow a broader selection of advanced computer science electives. The course work in mathematics must total at least fifteen semester hours (including MATH 216). Sequence A: MATH 201, 202, STAT 212, and a MATH elective chosen from the following list: MATH 364, 416, or STAT 412. Sequence B: MATH 171, 172, 220, and STAT 212 or STAT 360.
2SOC 101 recommended.
3Science electives: A minimum of 15 credits required. Must include a year-long sequence (two semesters including a laboratory in each semester) of [BSCI], [PSCI], or [SCI] and two additional science courses, one of which must have a laboratory component. Electives include BIOLOGY 106, 107; CHEM 101, 102 or 105, 106; PHYSICS 101, 102 or 201, 202.
4Elective credits may include a minor program. Completion of a minor is strongly encouraged. If a minor in a science or engineering discipline is contemplated, Math Sequence B should be taken (see note 2).
5300-400-level advanced computer science electives must be chosen to contain advanced work in at least three separate computer science areas. Eligible areas and courses are: a) Theory: CPT S 317, 450, 453; b) Scientific Computing: CPT S 430, 438, 470; c) Programming Languages: CPT S 355, 452, 481; d) Hardware Systems: CPT S 360, 460, 466; E E 324, 334; e) Graphics and Multimedia: CPT S 442, 443; f) Software Systems: CPT S 427, 451, 455, 464; g) Intelligent Systems: CPT S 440, 434; h) Software Engineering: CPT S 421, 423; i) Selected offerings of CPT S 483 could fit in one or more of the categories above. Consult with an advisor for course choices and other requirements.

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