Computer + Information Science Sample Plan

4-Year Plan for Entering First-Year Students with a High School GPA of 89 or higher

Year One - Fall Semester Credit   Year One - Spring Semester Credit
FYS 101: First Year Seminar 1   MAT 115: Finite Mathematics OR MAT 413: Discrete Mathematics 4
CS 108: Computing Fundamentals 4   CS 240 - Data Structures and Algorithms 4
Basic Communication [1] 4   CS Natural Science course (1 of 2) [3] 4
General Education course (1 of 4) [2] 4   General Education course (3 of 4)  [2] 4
General Education course (2 of 4) [2] 4      
Total 17   Total 16
         
Year Two - Fall Semester Credit   Year Two - Spring Semester Credit
CS 220: Computer Organization 4   CS 330: Operating Systems and Networking 4
CS 249: Object-Oriented Programming 4   MAT 151: Calculus I 4
MAT 120: Precalculus 4   CS Natural Science course (2 of 2)  [3] 4
General Education course (4 of 4) [2] 4   Open Elective 4
Total 16   Total 16
         
Year Three - Fall Semester Credit   Year Three - Spring Semester Credit
CS 350: Information and Knowledge Management 4   CS 431: Principles of Programming Languages 4
CS Advanced Elective [4] 4   CS Advanced Elective [4] 4
MAT 152: Calculus II OR CS Mathematics Elective (1 of 2) [5] 4   CS Mathematics Elective (2 of 2) [5] 4
Upper Division Writing [6] 4   Open Elective 4
Total 16   Total 16
         
Year Four - Fall Semester Credit   Year Four - Spring Semester Credit
CS 370: Software Engineering 4   CS 498 - Capstone Project 4
CS Advanced Elective [4] 4   CS Elective 4
CS Elective 4   CS Elective 4
Open Elective 4   Open Elective
Total   16   Total 16
         
      Total planned credit hours 129

[1] See the Catalog for the list of applicable General Education courses in the Basic Communication area
[2] See the Catalog for the list of applicable General Education courses in the areas: Social Science, American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilization, Humanities, The Arts and Foreign Language
[3] See the BS Computer and Information Sciences program requirements in the catalog for the list of acceptable Natural Science courses
[4] See the BS Computer and Information Sciences program requirements in the catalog for the list of acceptable CS Advanced Electives
[5] See the BS Computer and Information Sciences program requirements in the catalog for the list of acceptable Mathematics courses
[6] See the Catalog for the list of applicable General Education courses satisfying the Upper Division Writing requirement

 

4-Year Plan for Entering First-Year Students with a High School GPA below 89

Year One - Fall Semester Credit   Year One - Spring Semester Credit
FYS 101: First Year Seminar 1   CS 108: Computing Fundamentals 4
CS 100: Introduction to Computing Seminar 4   CS Natural Science course (1 of 2) [3] 4
MAT 110: College Algebra OR MAT 111: College Mathematics 4   General Education course (2 of 4) [2] 4
Basic Communication [1] 4   General Education course (3 of 4) [2] 4
General Education course (1 of 4) [2] 4      
Total 17   Total 16
         
Year Two - Fall Semester Credit   Year Two - Spring Semester Credit
MAT 115: Finite Mathematics OR MAT 413: Discrete Mathematics 4   CS 249: Object-Oriented Programming 4
CS 220: Computer Organization 4   MAT 120: Precalculus 4
CS 240: Data Structures and Algorithms 4   CS Natural Science course (2 of 2) [3] 4
General Education course (4 of 4) [2] 4   Open Elective 4
Total 16   Total 16
         
Year Three - Fall Semester Credit   Year Three - Spring Semester Credit

CS 330: Operating Systems and Networking
Management

4   CS 350: Information and Knowledge 4
CS Advanced Elective [4] 4   CS Advanced Elective [4] 4
MAT 151: Calculus I 4   MAT 152: Calculus II OR CS Mathematics Elective (1 of 2) [5] 4
Open Elective 4   Upper Division Writing [6] 4
Total 16   Total 16
         
Year Four - Fall Semester Credit   Year Four - Spring Semester Credit
CS 370: Software Engineering 4   CS 431: Principles of Programming Languages 4
CS Advanced Elective [4] 4   CS 498: Capstone Project 4
CS Elective 4   CS Elective 4
CS Mathematics Elective (2 of 2) [5] 4   CS Elective
Total  16   Total 16
         
      Total planned credit hours 129

[1] See the Catalog for the list of applicable General Education courses in the Basic Communication area
[2] See the Catalog for the list of applicable General Education courses in the areas: Social Science, American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilization, Humanities, The Arts and Foreign Language
[3] See the BS Computer and Information Sciences program requirements in the catalog for the list of acceptable Natural Science courses
[4] See the BS Computer and Information Sciences program requirements in the catalog for the list of acceptable CS Advanced Electives
[5] See the BS Computer and Information Sciences program requirements in the catalog for the list of acceptable Mathematics courses
[6] See the Catalog for the list of applicable General Education courses satisfying the Upper Division Writing requirement


Below is a chart illustrating the CS-specific core, elective, math, and science course requirements. It also illustrates the prerequisite dependencies for CS courses:

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