The Department of Computer Science offers four options for undergraduate degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S. CS)

This program offers the most technical depth in computing, math, and science but has the most free electives (offered through the College of Engineering & Mathematical Science). A minor is encouraged but not required.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems (B.S. CSIS)

This program combines a computer science major with courses in the business core (offered through the College of Engineering & Mathematical Science in cooperation with the School of Business).

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (B.A. CS)

This program offers a computer science major within the context of a broad liberal arts education (offered through the College of Arts & Sciences). A minor is required as well as a variety of distributional electives in humanities, social, fine arts, literature, and foreign language courses.

Bachelor of Science in Data Science, (B.S. DS)

This transdisciplinary program provides students with a strong education at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, and statistics, as a foundation for making sense of the plethora of big data now prevalent in virtually all application domains. A minor is encouraged but not required.

 

Accelerated Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S. CS):

The Department also offers an Accelerated Master's Program (AMP), which qualified undergraduates may apply for at the end of their junior year; two courses taken during the senior year can count toward both bachelor's and master's degrees simultaneously, enabling completion of the M.S. in a fifth year. 

Not sure which Major is for you?

You can make your course selections so that you can delay the decision. If you don't know which program is for you, we suggest taking:

Semester 1: CS 050 CS 008, CS 021, MATH 021, ENGL 001 or TAP class, elective*
Semester 2: CS 110, CS 064, MATH 022, electives*
*If you're considering the B.S. CSIS, you should take ECON 011 and ECON 012

See a CS advisor for help in keeping your options open, and in deciding which CS program is for you.

Transfer Students

If you are a transfer student, please refer to the University's Transfer Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

AP Credits

Credit is granted for AP exam scores of 4 or 5 in most cases; scores of 3 are accepted in some areas. Please consult the University's AP Guide (PDF) for more information.