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Computer Science (CS) is a vibrant subject with academic depth, enormous growth, and universal economic impact. Computers are now ubiquitous in society and influence the way we learn, the way we do science and business, and the way we interact with and understand our world. Edsgar Dijkstra (a renowned computer scientist, 1930-2002) is reputed to have said “Computer Science is no more about computers, than astronomy is about telescopes.” Rather, CS is aptly defined as the science of problem solving. CS requires a combination of logical thinking, creativity, problem decomposition, implementation, verification and validation, and teamwork. Computing Careers are extremely versatile, lucrative, and in tremendous and growing demand.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems combines a computer science major with the business core.

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2017-2018

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2016-2017

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2015-2016

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2014-2015

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2013-2014

Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science, Major in Computer Science and Information Systems (B.S. CSIS), the requirements for Catalogue 2013-14 are a minimum of 120 credits as follows:

  • Computer Science (38 credits): 14; 21 or equivalent with core: 64, 110, 121, 124, 148, 292; plus 15 additional credits including 3 credits at the 100-level or above (CS 125 is recommended for students who wish to pursue graduate study in computer science) and 9 credits at the 200-level.
  • [The remaining 3 credits of the 18 additional credits may be at the 0XX level or above. Students with no programming experience may want to take a 3-credit course at the 0XX level with a programming component prior to CS 16 or 21.]
  • Business Administration (27 credits): 60, 61, 120, 132, 141, 1XX+, 150, 173, 180;
  • Economics (6 credits): 11, 12 ;
  • Mathematics (6-8 credits): 19+20 or 21+22 (recommended) ;
  • Statistics (3 credits): Stat 141
  • Natural Science (8-10 credits): 1 laboratory science sequence, elected from the following 3 sequences:
  • BIOL 1 (or BCOR 11), BIOL 2 (or BCOR 12);
  • CHEM 31 (or 35), 32 (or 36)
  • PHYS 51 and 152. (31/125 sequence is an acceptable substitution).
  • Writing (3 credits): English 1, 50, or 53
  • Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (18 credits): Eighteen additional credits chosen from courses in ALANA Studies, Anthropology, Area and International Studies, Art History, Art Studio, Classics, Communication Sciences, Dance, Economics, English, Film and Television Studies, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Holocaust Studies, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theatre, Women's and Gender Studies, and World Literature.
  • [See UVM diversity requirement: General Requirements. Credits used to fulfil the UVM diversity requirement can also satisfy other distribution requirements.]
  • Free Electives (11 credits no PEAC) to reach the minimum of 120 credits.

Grade Policy for B.S. CSIS

No more than three grades of D+, D, or D- in CS courses numbered 123 and higher and in BSAD courses numbered 100 and higher.
Requirements are defined by the official UVM Catalogue (not by this website).

Disclaimer: This information should reflect official Catalogue requirements and is subject to correction.

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2012-2013

Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science, Major in Computer Science and Information Systems (B.S. CSIS), the requirements for Catalogue 2012-13 are a minimum of 120 credits as follows:

  • Computer Science (38 credits): 14; one introductory programming course chosen from 16, 21, or equivalent; with core: 64, 110, 121, 124, 148, 292; plus 15 additional credits including 3 credits at the 100-level or above (CS 125 is recommended for students who wish to pursue graduate study in computer science) and 9 credits at the 200-level.
  • [The remaining 3 credits of the 18 additional credits may be at the 0XX level or above. Students with no programming experience may want to take a 3-credit course at the 0XX level with a programming component prior to CS 16 or 21.]
  • Business Administration (27 credits): 60, 61, 120, 132, 141, 1XX+, 150, 173, 180;
  • Economics (6 credits): 11, 12 ;
  • Mathematics (6-8 credits): 19+20 or 21+22 (recommended) ;
  • Statistics (3 credits): Stat 141
  • Natural Science (8-10 credits): 1 laboratory science sequence, elected from the following 3 sequences:
  • BIOL 1 (or BCOR 11), BIOL 2 (or BCOR 12);
  • CHEM 31 (or 35), 32 (or 36)
  • PHYS 51 and 152. (31/125 sequence is an acceptable subsitution).
  • Writing (3 credits): English 1, 50, or 53
  • Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (18 credits): Eighteen additional credits chosen from courses in ALANA Studies, Anthropology, Area and International Studies, Art History, Art Studio, Classics, Communication Sciences, Dance, Economics, English, Film and Television Studies, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Holocaust Studies, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Theatre, Women's and Gender Studies, and World Literature.
  • [See UVM diversity requirement: General Requirements. Credits used to fulfil the UVM diversity requirement can also satisfy other distribution requirements.]
  • Free Electives (11 credits no PEAC) to reach the minimum of 120 credits.

Grade Policy for B.S. CSIS

No more than three grades of D+, D, or D- in CS courses numbered 123 and higher and in BSAD courses numbered 100 and higher.
Requirements are defined by the official UVM Catalogue (not by this website).

Disclaimer: This information should reflect official Catalogue requirements and is subject to correction.

Course Sequence

Some core courses are offered only once a year.
Fall: CS 64, 121, 148, 201, 243, 292, STAT 153(May not be offered. Take CS 195 Probability Models.),(check STAT 141)
Spring: CS 124, 125, 222, 224, 195 Probability Models

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4 Year Plan for Career Success

Careers

  • Software Development
  • System Administrator
  • Chief Information Officer

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