Oct 21, 2020
The purpose of the programs is to allow superior students to accelerate the pace of learning and to complete the bachelor’s and master’s programs in five years. Students will accomplish this goal by taking 15 to 18 graduate credits during the first four years that fulfill current undergraduate requirements and, in the fifth year, satisfy graduate requirements. Graduate courses taken in the undergraduate program are calculated as part of the undergraduate cumulative index. Graduate courses taken in the graduate program (fifth year) are calculated as part of the graduate cumulative index. The program will follow the existing curricula for undergraduate and graduate programs currently offered by the department. As part of the program, students will engage in a variety of internship experiences.
After four years, students will have completed the bachelor’s program. Upon completion of the five-year program, students will have a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, as well as significant internship experience that will allow them to pursue an exciting career in computer science and/or a doctoral degree. The program should be completed in a maximum of six years.
In the first four years, students will complete 124-130 credits to fulfill the bachelor’s degree, including 18 graduate credits toward the master’s degree. In the fifth year, students will complete the remaining 15 credits to fulfill the 33 credits of the master’s degree.
|Total Credits in BS Degree
Overview: Year 5
|Graduate Computer Science Courses
|Total Credits BS/MS
- Two additional courses acceptable for major credit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics (6-10 Credits)
- CS 202 - Computer Science II Credits: 4
- MTH 310 - Discrete Mathematics Credits: 3
- MTH 408 - Automata and Formal Languages Credits: 3
- Two additional Mathematics courses for major credit selected from the following list in consultation with an advisor: MTH 232, MTH 233, MTH 236, MTH 240, MTH 250, any 300 or 400 level MTH class. 6-8 Credits
- One laboratory-based course acceptable for major credit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics to complete the sequence from the college core (such as BIO 102, BIO 225, CHM 110, PHY 102). 4-5 credits
- Two additional courses in Biology, Chemistry or Physics acceptable for major credit (courses need not be in the same discipline). 6-10 credits
Graduate Level Courses taken as Undergraduate
- CS 650 - Operating Systems (3 Credits)
- Five Graduate Level CS Electives (12 Credits)
Total Major Requirements: 41 Credits
Open Electives 0-4 Credits
Total BS Requirements: 120-124 Credits
- CS 980 - Thesis Preparation Seminar (3 Credits)
- CS 981 - Thesis (3 Credits)
- 3 CS Graduate Level Electives (9 Credits)
CS 201 , CS 202 and all other courses counted toward the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. To continue in the major, students who fail to earn a grade of “C” or better in a required course must repeat that course before taking additional courses.