Oct 02, 2023  
2018-19 College of Liberal Arts 
2018-19 College of Liberal Arts [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Major

Meet the Faculty

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a computer science major that develops students’ ability to design and implement computer programs to solve many types of problems. Based on curricula developed by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the major prepares students for graduate study and for many interesting careers in the computer industry. The computer science minor complements any major for which computer applications are important. The minor also gives students excellent preparation for many computer-related occupations.

Major Requirements

Thirteen (13) courses are required, all nine (9) core courses and four (4) electives, including at least one from each of group 1 and group 2. A first-year student majoring in computer science will typically take CMS 167 /CMS 167L  and one of MAT 111 , MAT 109 , MAT 110 , or MAT 108  in the Fall, and CMS 170  and MAT 140  in the spring.


Group 2:

At least one is required. A student who is considering graduate studies should take CMS 460.