Undergraduate Degree Requirements
The undergraduate degree in computer science requires the successful completion of courses in the following areas. Specific details on each area can be found by selecting from among the links on the left. There are also a number of general university requirements that apply to all students.
Fundamental Academic Skills (15 hours)
The required courses in this area ensure that you possess certain fundamental academic skills, including English and writing, mathematics, and public speaking.
Distribution Requirements (30 hours)
Courses in this area provide the breadth of a liberal education. The areas included are the natural and physical sciences, humanities and fine arts, and the social and behavorial sciences.
Cultural Diversity (6 hours)
This area provides you with an appreciation for the cultural diversity that exists in the nation and the world.
Required CIST and CSCI Courses (39 hours)
These courses form the foundation of a degree in computer science, and provide fundamental skills and knowledge.
Required Mathematics Courses (16 hours)
These courses provide the mathematical skills required of all computer scientists.
The Core Extension (24 hours)
Courses in the core extension are individually chosen, with approval of the undergraduate program committee. These include additional upper division computer science courses and perhaps courses in a specific application area.
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