The Washington State University General Catalog

Software Engineering

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Software Engineering (122 Credits)

Students may apply for certification into the Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering degree program after completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher: CPT S 121or 131, 122 or 132; MATH 171, 172, 216; PHIL 201; PHYSICS 201.

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 TermCredits
CPT S 121 or CPT S 1314
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
PHIL 2013
Second TermCredits
CPT S 122 or CPT S 1324
MATH 1724
MATH 2163
Second Year
First TermCredits
CPT S 223 or CPT S 2333
CPT S 2603
MATH 2202
MATH 3013
Second TermCredits
CPT S 321 3
CPT S 3553
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or ECONS 102 [SSCI]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Third Year
First TermCredits
CPT S 3023
CPT S 3173
CPT S 322 [M]3
CPT S 360 or CPT S 3704
Complete Writing Portfolio
Second TermCredits
Biological Science [BSCI]3
CPT S 3503
CPT S 4513
CPT S 4873
Diversity [DIVR]3
STAT 3603
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
CPT S 4213
CPT S 422 [M]3
CPT S 4553
CPT S 4843
Software Engineering Option Course13
Second TermCredits
CPT S 423 [CAPS]3
CPT S 460, CPT S 464, or CPT S 46623
CPT S 4763
Software Engineering Option Courses16

1Software Engineering Option Courses (9 credits required): Any 400-level course in CPT S, E E, or MATH not used to fulfill major requirements. Upper-division courses in other disciplines may be used with prior approval by advisor. Software Engineering Option Courses may include a maximum of 3 credits CPT S 499, or a combined 3 credits of CPT S 488 and ENGR 489.
2Three credits of CPT S 483 may be substituted with prior approval by advisor.

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