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BS Open Option Curriculum - 2008-2009 Requirements

 

This sample curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. It meets the BS degree requirements in effect for students admitted to the Department of Computer Science during the 2008-2009 academic year. This sample curriculum is for students who do not start out as computer science majors. It shows how such students can still finish in a total of four years as long as they become computer science majors after their first year in the college. The specific curriculum below fits open option students. Similar curricula work for students who choose to be under the open-option designation during their first year as well as students who declare a major other than computer science in their first year.



First Year

Fall Semester

CSCI 1000  Computer Science as a Field of Work and Study .......  1
APPM 1350  Calculus 1 for Engineers ............................  4
CHEN 1211  General Chemistry for Engineers .....................  3
CHEM 1221  Engineering General Chemistry Lab ...................  2
____ ____  Humanities and Social Sciences ......................  3
____ ____  Computing ...........................................  3

                                     Semester credit hours:      16

Spring Semester

APPM 1360  Calculus 2 for Engineers ............................  4
PHYS 1110  General Physics 1 ...................................  4
____ ____  Humanities and Social Sciences ......................  3
____ ____  Humanities and Social Sciences ......................  3
____ ____  Free Elective .......................................  3

                                     Semester credit hours:      17

Open option students who plan to switch to a major other than Computer Science should contact the Open Option Advising Coordinator in the Dean's office about appropriate choices for electives. To retain the option of switching into a major other than Computer Science, it may be necessary to choose a specific course or to switch an elective with some course later in this curriculum.



Second Year

Fall Semester

CSCI 1300  Computer Science 1: Programming .....................  4
PHYS 1120  General Physics 2 ...................................  4
PHYS 1140  Experimental Physics 1 ..............................  1
____ ____  Humanities and Social Sciences ......................  3
____ ____  Free Elective .......................................  3

                                     Semester credit hours:      15

Spring Semester

CSCI 2270  Computer Science 2: Data Structures .................  4
____ ____  Probability or Statistics ...........................  3
____ ____  Upper-Division Natural Science ......................  3
____ ____  Humanities and Social Sciences ......................  3
____ ____  Upper-Division Humanities and Social Sciences .......  3

                                     Semester credit hours:      16


Third Year

Fall Semester

CSCI 2400  Computer Systems ....................................  4
CSCI 2824  Discrete Structures .................................  3
CSCI 2830  Linear Algebra with Computer Science Applications ...  3
CSCI ____  Track Foundation/Core or Computer Science Elective ..  3
CSCI ____  Track Foundation/Core or Computer Science Elective ..  3

                                     Semester credit hours:      16

Spring Semester

CSCI 3104  Algorithms ..........................................  4
CSCI 3155  Principles of Programming Languages .................  4
CSCI ____  Track Foundation/Core or Computer Science Elective ..  3
CSCI ____  Track Foundation/Core or Computer Science Elective ..  3
WRTG 3030  Writing on Science and Society ......................  3

                                     Semester credit hours:      17


Fourth Year

Fall Semester

CSCI ____  Track Capstone ......................................  4
CSCI ____  Track Foundation/Core or Computer Science Elective ..  3
CSCI ____  Track Foundation/Core or Computer Science Elective ..  4
CSCI ____  Track Foundation/Core or Computer Science Elective ..  4

                                     Semester credit hours:      15

Spring Semester

CSCI ____  Track Capstone ......................................  4
CSCI ____  Track Foundation/Core or Computer Science Elective ..  3
CSCI ____  Track Foundation/Core or Computer Science Elective ..  3
____ ____  Upper-Division Humanities and Social Sciences .......  3
____ ____  Free Elective .......................................  3

                                     Semester credit hours:      16

                                        Total credit hours:     128
 
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Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
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