BS, Major in Computer Science
PDF: Graduation Checklist
For the Bachelor of Science, Major in Computer Science (BS[CS]), the requirements for Catalogue 2008-09 are a minimum of 122 credits (120 for students exempt from PEAC requirement) as follows:
- Computer Science (44 credits): 21, 64, 110, 121, 123,
124, 201, 224 or 243, 292, and 18 additional credits (6 courses), including 15
credits at the 200-level (not more than three credits of which may be
[The remaining 3 credits of the 18 additional credits may be at the 0XX level or above. Students with no programming experience should take one 3-credit course at the 0XX level with a programming component prior to CS 21 Computer Programming I. See Course Sequence.]
- Mathematics (14 credits): 21, 22, two of (121, 124, 173, 271)
- Statistics (3 credits): 153
- Science (13 credits): advisor-approved science electives in Astronomy, Anatomy
and Neurobiology, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science,
Geology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Nutrition and Food
Sciences, Physics, or Electrical Engineering 3 or 4, to include 1 laboratory
science sequence selected from the following:
- Biology: 1 or 11, 2 or 12
- Chemistry: 31 or 35, 32 or 36
- Physics: 31 with 21, 42 with 22
Note: Certain minors require specific science courses.
- Technical Electives (6 credits): Two courses in approved technical electives.
- Writing (3 credits): English 1, 50, or 53
- Humanities and Social Science (HSS) (18 credits): 6 courses in Social Science, Humanities, and Fine Arts
electives. At least 6 credits must be chosen from the Social Science Group and
at least 6 credits must be chosen from the Humanities and Fine Arts Group as
- Social Science Group: ALANA, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, or other advisor-approved social science electives.
- Humanities and Fine Arts Group: Art, Classics, Drama, Film, Language, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Speech or other advisor-approved humanities or fine arts electives.
Credits used to fulfill the UVM general diversity requirement can be applied towards these HSS requirements. [For the University general diversity requirement see courses specified by the university catalogue: General Requirements.]
- Non-CS electives (9 additional credits): advisor-approved electives (excluding CS and PEAC)
- Free Electives (to reach the minimum of 120 credits, no PEAC) [10 credits]
- PEAC (2 credits): See Academic and General Information for exceptions.
- MINOR: Students must complete a University-approved minor (excluding Computer Science); courses used to fulfill other requirements may be used to satisfy minor requirements.
Grade Policy for BS[CS]
No more than three grades of D+, D, or D- in CS courses numbered 123 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.
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.)
Spring: CS 123, 124, 222, 224, 195 Probability Models
BS Major in Computer Science, 2008-09
Sample Course Sequence
The definitive source for degree requirements is the official UVM Catalogue.
Your specific sequence may be different from this one. Responsibility for completion of degree requirements rests with you, the student. Read the catalog and plan your course sequence carefully. Note prerequisites. Contact your academic advisor in the Computer Science Department if you have questions.
The minimum number of academic credits required is 120 plus 2 PEAC credits = 122. This sample program shows 120 academic credits. You must add in the 2 PEAC credits. To complete the degree in the minimum number of credits, the required Minor must also be fulfilled within these 120 credits.
These technical electives have been approved by the CS Department for the BS, Major in Computer Science.
- CS 1XX or above
- Math 1XX or above, except 161, 162, 167, 179
- Stat 2XX (Advisor-approved substitutions may be possible; see your advisor.)
- Any courses acceptable as science electives
- Any course in EE except EE 101
- Any course in CE except CE 2, 10, 11, 12
- Any course in ME
- Phil 13
- Other advisor-approved electives at the 100-level or above