Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Computer Science (Teacher Certification in Computer Science, Grades 8-12)

Minimum required: 131 semester credit hours

Admission Requirement

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

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. A minimum of 9 hours must be writing intensive hours, and 36 must be advanced.
  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 this B.S. degree program are required to complete an additional 3 hours of English 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 computer science major.  Students may select from the following English courses.  ENG 3303 or ENG 3311 is recommended.
ENG 2310British Literature before 17853
ENG 2320British Literature since 17853
ENG 2330World Literature before 16003
ENG 2340World Literature since 16003
ENG 2359US Literature before 18653
ENG 2360US Literature since 18653
ENG 3303Technical Writing3
ENG 3311Practices in Writing and Rhetoric3

     5.  Computer Science majors must complete 40 hours of CS including a CS project course from: CS 4318, CS 4326, CS 4371, CS 4380 or CS 4398.

     6.  A minor in Secondary Education is required.

     7.  In addition to the major, minor and general education core curriculum requirements, students must also complete 21 hours of professional sequence courses under the College of Education. All coursework must be completed prior to EDST 4681.

     8.  To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have at least a 2.75 Overall GPA. A GPA of at least 2.75 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence with no grade below a “C”.

     9.  Students pursuing this B.S. degree program are required to complete a total of 17 hours in mathematics from: MATH 2358, MATH 2471, MATH 2472, MATH 3305, or MATH 3398

     10.  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 requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CS 14284CS 23083 
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4MATH 24724 
US 11001ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3 
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3MATH 23583 
 15 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CS 23183CS 23153Summer I: 
CS 33583CS 33543HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
MATH 33983Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 03014POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 03014Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803Summer II: 
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3 HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
  POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 16 13 12
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CS 33983CS Advanced Elective3Summer I: 
CS 33393CS Advanced Elective3MATH 33053
CI 43323CS Advanced Elective3Summer II: 
ENG Literature select one of the following:3CI 33253ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
 Life & Physical Sciences14 
Life & Physical Sciences14  
 16 16 6
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CI 43703EDST 46816 
CI 43433  
RDG 33233  
Select one of the following:3  
CS 43283  
 15 6
Total Hours: 131

Computer Science majors must take sixteen hours (4 courses) of Life & Physical Sciences 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.