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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. In addition to satisfying the University graduation requirements, students must earn a grade of C or higher in all computer science, computer engineering concentration, and mathematics courses used to satisfy the requirements of the computer science major.
  3. For transfer students, 26-32 semester credit hours in computer science (or their equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Computer Science Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Science at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. If transferring additional computer science courses please contact the Department of Computer Science for assistance. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    CS 1319Fundamentals of Computer Science3
    TCCN: COSC 1336 or 1436 (CS 1319 + 1 hour CS ELNA)
    CS 1428Foundations of Computer Science I4
    TCCN: COSC 1337 or 1437
    CS 2308Foundations of Computer Science II3
    TCCN: COSC 2336 or 2436 (CS 2308 + 1 hour CS ELNA)
    CS 2318Assembly Language3
    TCCN: COSC 2325 or 2425 (CS 2318 + 1 hour CS ELNA)
    MATH 2471Calculus I4
    TCCN: MATH 2313 or 2413
    MATH 2472Calculus II4
    TCCN: MATH 2314 or 2414
    PHYS 1430Mechanics4
    PHYS 2425Electricity and Magnetism4
    TCCN: PHYS 2426
  4. Students pursuing this B.S. degree program are required to complete 3 hours of technical or scientific writing.  A grade of C or higher is required in these hours to satisfy the graduation requirements of the computer science major.  Students may select from ENG 3303 or ENG 3313.
  5. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  6. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  7. The required courses for this major include 14 of the 20 hours of coursework required for a Mathematics or Applied Mathematics minor.  Therefore, this degree plan includes two additional courses needed to complete one of these minors.
  8. 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 (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirements will be added to the student's degree audit.
  9. 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.
  10. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 credit hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course. Students may be required to earn an additional elective to reach the 120 minimum total credit hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.
  11. Students with the Computer Engineering (CE) concentration must complete one CS project course from:  CS 4318, CS 4326, CS 4380, or CS 4398. Cannot be the same computer science course completed to satisfy the CE concentration elective.
  12. The concentration in Computer Engineering consists of the following courses:
    CS 3369Embedded Computer Systems3
    EE 2400Circuits I4
    EE 2420Digital Logic4
    Select one of the following:3
    Computer Networks
    Compiler Construction
    Parallel Programming
    Computer Graphics

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CS 14284CS 23083
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4MATH 2472 (Component Area Option Code 090/092)4
US 11001PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3MATH 23583
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3Communication Component Code 0103
 15 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CS 23183CS 23153
CS 33583CS 33543
EE 24204MATH 33983
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 03014POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3
 Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 03014
 14 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CS 33393CS 33603
EE 24004CS 33983
ENG 3303 or 33133MATH 33053
Life and Physical Sciences14American History Component Code 0603
 Select one of the following Computer Engineering concentration electives:3
 14 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CS 33693Select one of the following:3
CS 43713 
Math/Applied Math Minor3 
American History Component Code 0603 
Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3 
 Math/Applied Math Minor3
 Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Life & Physical Sciences must be chosen 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. Field of Study requirements of PHYS 1430 and PHYS 2425 will be used to satisfy this requirement.