Requirements for the Major in Computer Science
Students majoring in computer science must complete the following:
|CPS121||Introduction to Programming|
|CPS122||Object-Oriented Software Development|
|CPS222||Data Structures and Algorithms|
|CPS403||Computers and Society|
|One of the following:
|In addition, the requirements for one of the concentrations listed below must
|Intended to prepare students for a career in software development, graduate study in computer science, or a field that utilizes computer technology.|
|CPS320||Models of Computation|
|CPS492||Software Development Project|
One of the following:
Students must also complete 12 credits of computer science electives chosen from 300-level courses; not more than 4 of these credits may be taken in courses cross-listed between computer science and another discipline. In addition, students must carry out a senior project (approved in advance by the department) in which they demonstrate the ability to apply classroom learning to an actual computer application or research project of significant size.
|Computer Information Systems Concentration
|Intended to prepare students for applications of technology and computer systems to business.|
|CPS356||Management Information Systems|
|ECB201||Principles of Microeconomics|
|ECB211||Statistics in Business and Economics|
|ECB217||Principles of Accounting I|
|ECB218||Principles of Accounting II|
One of the following:
Students must also complete 4 credits of computer science electives chosen from 300-level courses.
Honors in Computer Science
Seniors who research and write an honors thesis will be eligible to graduate with honors in computer science. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, candidates will carry out research in an area not covered by existing courses culminating in a significant honors thesis, which will be defended orally to departmental faculty during the senior year. Normally this will be done in the context of a 2- to 4-credit independent study. The minimum GPA for honors candidates is 3.5 in the major and 3.0 overall. See departmental faculty for details.
Requirements for the Minor in Computer Science
In consultation with an advisor from the department each student will work out a minor program including:
Students must also take 8 credits of computer science electives chosen from courses listed beyond CPS221; not more than 4 of these credits may be taken in courses cross-listed with another discipline.