University of Vermont

Department of Computer Science

BS, Major in CSIS
2008-09

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Requirements

For the Bachelor of Science, Major in Computer Science and Information Systems (BS[CSIS]), the requirements for Catalogue 2008-09 are a minimum of 122 credits (120 for students exempt from PEAC requirement) as follows:

  • Computer Science (38 credits): 14, 21, 64, 110, 121, 124, 148, 292, plus 15 additional credits (5 courses) including 3 credits (1 course) at the 100-level or above (CS 123 is recommended for students who wish to pursue graduate study in computer science) and 9 credits( 3 courses) at the 200-level of which not more than 3 credits may be independent study;
    [The remaining 3 credits of the "15 additional credits", may be at the 0xx level or above. Students with no programming experience should take a course with a programming component at the 0xx level *prior* to CS21 Computer Programming I.]
  • Business Administration (27 credits): 60, 61, 120, 132, 141, 143, 150, 173, 180;
  • Economics (6 credits): 11, 12 ;
  • Mathematics (6-8 credits): 19+20 or 21+22 (recommended) ;
  • Statistics (3 credits): Stat 153 [CSIS majors should replace STAT 153 with STAT 141 to meet prerequisites for BSAD courses.  This exception was approved by CS Curriculum Committee 3/6/08.] ;
  • Science (8-10 credits): 1 laboratory science sequence, selected from the following 3 sequences:
    • Biology: 1, 2
    • Chemistry: 31, 32
    • Physics: 31 with 21; 42 with 22
  • Writing (3 credits): English 1, 50, or 53
  • 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 defined below.
    • 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.]
  • [Free electives (11 credits, no PEAC) to reach the minimum of 120 academic credits]
  • PEAC (2 credits): See Academic and General Information for exceptions.

Grade Policy for BS(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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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 123, 124, 222, 224, 195 Probability Models


BS Major in Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS), 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.


Alternate course sequence beginning with CS 21 Computer Programming I (rather than CS 0XX)
SEMESTER
FIRST YEAR 1st 2nd
CS 0xx1 3 -
MATH 19, Calculus I1 3 -
ECON 11, Macro 3 -
English I, Written Exp. 3 -
Electives1 3 6
CS 14, Visual BASIC - 3
MATH 20, Calculus II1 - 3
ECON 12, Micro - 3
15 15
SOPHOMORE YEAR
BSAD 60, Financial Acct. 3 -
CS 21, Computer Prog. I 4 -
CS 64, Math. Comp. 3 -
STAT 153, Prob/Statistics3 3 -
Electives1 3 7
BSAD 61, Managerial Acct. - 3
CS 110, Computer Prog. II - 3
CS 148, Data Base for Web - 3
16 16
JUNIOR YEAR
BSAD 120, Mgmt. Org. Behav 3 -
BSAD 141, Mgmt. Info. Syst. 3 -
CS 121, Computer Org. 3 -
CS 1XX or above (123?)1 3 -
Electives1 3 6
BSAD 150, Market Mgmt. - 3
BSAD 173, Prod.Oper.Anal. - 3
CS 124, Data Structures - 3
15 15
SENIOR YEAR
BSAD 132, Legal Political.. 3 -
BSAD 143, Struct.Analysis 3 -
CS 292, Senior Seminar 1 -
CS 2XX 3 -
Electives1 6 3
BSAD 180, Manag. Finance - 3
CS 2XX - 3
CS 2XX - 3
16 12
1Electives:
   

Students with no programming experience should take an 0xx level course with a programming component prior to CS 21 Computer Programming I.

See requirements for the following elective categories: HSS, Free, and Science.

Science electives (8-10 credits): Requires one laboratory science sequence selected from the following three:

Biology 1, 2;
Chemistry 31, 32;
Physics 31 with 21, 42 with 22.

CS 123 is not required, but recommended for graduate study in CS.

Keep in mind that most courses are 3 credits, so it is likely that one will need to take a full 3-credit course even if only 2 more credits are actually required.

PEAC credits are not shown in this program and are not included in the "Electives" credits.

 

2MATH:

    MATH 21, 22 (in place of MATH 19, 20) is recommended for the most flexibility in switching degree programs. Also, certain higher-level CS elective courses (e.g., Computer Graphics) and sciences (e.g., Physics 31/21) have prerequisites that require MATH 21, 22.

3STAT:
    
STAT 153 should be replaced with STAT 141 to meet
     prerequisite requirements for some BSAD courses.

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