Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Computer Science

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation. Of those, 9 hours must be writing intensive and 36 hours must be advanced.
  2. A minimum of 42 hours must be completed in the general education core curriculum. Refer to the Academic Services section of this catalog for additional information about general education core curriculum requirements.
  3. In addition to satisfying the University graduation requirements, students must earn a grade of C or higher in all computer science and mathematics courses used to satisfy the requirements of the computer science major.
  4. Students pursuing the B.S. are required to complete a total of 17 hours in mathematics from MATH 2358, 2471, 2472, 3305, and 3398. Therefore, a mathematics or applied mathematics minor is recommended.
  5. If two years of the same language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
  6. Computer Science majors must complete 43 hours of CS, including one CS project course from: CS 4318, 4326, 4371, 4380, or 4398.
  7. The number of free electives a student will complete varies, depending on the number of hours needed to satisfy the 120 and/or the 36 advanced or 9 hours writing intensive requirements. Students should consult with the academic advisor before enrolling in any free elective courses to ensure that electives are needed.
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CS 14284CS 23083
MATH 24714MATH 24724
US 11001ENG 13203
ENG 13103PHIL 1305 or 13203
COMM 13103MATH 23583
 15 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CS 23183CS 23153
CS 33543CS 33583
MATH 33983Life and Physical Sciences14
Life and Physical Sciences14Select one of the following (Social and Behavioral Sciences):3
 Select one of the following (English Literature):3
 13 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CS 33393CS Advanced Elective3
CS 33983CS Advanced Elective3
Select one of the following (Second English Literature):23MATH 33053
 Life and Physical Sciences14
 HIST 13203
Life and Physical Sciences14 
HIST 13103 
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CS 43283Select one of the following (CS Project):3
CS Advanced Elective3 
POSI 23103 
Select one of the following:3 
 CS Advanced Elective3
 POSI 23203
 15 13
Total Hours: 120
Computer Science majors must take sixteen hours (4 courses) from: BIO 1330/BIO 1130 & BIO 1331/BIO 1131; PHYS 1315/PHYS 1115 & PHYS 1325/PHYS 1125 [or PHYS 1430 & PHYS 2425]; CHEM 1341/CHEM 1141 and CHEM 1342/CHEM 1142; or GEOL 1410 & GEOL 1420. Eight hours (2 courses) must be from the same science (BIO, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS) as listed above.

Students pursuing the B.S. degree are required to complete an additional 3 hours of English Literature beyond the general education core curriculum. A grade of C or higher is required in these additional hours to satisfy the graduation requirements of the CS major. Students may select from ENG 2310, ENG 2320, ENG 2330, ENG 2340, ENG 2359, ENG 2360, ENG 3303 (Technical Writing), or ENG 3311 (Writing for the Computer Industry) to fulfill this requirement. ENG 3303 or ENG 3311 is recommended.


Computer Science majors must complete one CS project course from: CS 4318, CS 4326, CS 4371, CS 4380, or CS 4398.


A minor is required, and it is recommended that it be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.