BS, Major in CSIS
PDF: Graduation Checklist
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
[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.
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)
STAT 153 should be replaced with STAT 141 to meet
prerequisite requirements for some BSAD courses.