May 26, 2020
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog
Computer Science - Theory and Computation Concentration (BS)
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Please refer to the Four Year Plan for departmental recommended path towards graduation.
- The College of Engineering requires nine additional breadth credits (21 credits total including the University Breadth requirements) (minimum grade of C-).
- These nine credits may be selected in any combination from the University Breadth Requirements list and the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement List in any category except Math, Natural Sciences and Technology.
- Of the 21 credits, six credits must be at the Upper Level, defined as:
- any 300-level or higher course on the University Breadth Requirement list (excluding Math, Natural Sciences and Technology courses)
- any 300-level or higher course on the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list (excluding Math, Natural Sciences and Technology courses)
- any foreign language instruction course at the 107 level or higher as designated on the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list (some courses above the 107 level do NOT count toward this requirement because they are taught in English).
- A maximum of two courses (six credits) can be taken from the Career and Professional Preparation sub-section of the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list to satisfy the College of Engineering additional breadth requirement.
- Of the 21 credits, three credits may be used to satisfy the University Multicultural Requirement (recommended for timely progress toward degree completion.)
- With few exceptions, students may not use courses from their major to satisfy Breadth Requirement coursework.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Courses taken from the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list can ONLY count toward the additional nine credits of breadth the College of Engineering requires for its majors. They CANNOT count for University Breadth.
Students pursuing any engineering major (except Computer Science or Information Systems) must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in all engineering, mathematics, and science courses used to fulfill graduation requirements. If a course is repeated, only the last grade will be used to compute the engineering grade point average; all grades are used to compute the University’s cumulative grade point index. Credit from courses taken pass/fail cannot be used to complete any engineering degree requirement, unless the course is only offered pass/fail in the engineering curriculum.
Computer Science Major Requirements:
The thesis option requires a CIS faculty member who agrees to supervise the thesis.
One of the following sequences (6 credits):
Lab Science Requirement:
Take one of the following 8-credit sequences:
Students pursuing the concentration in bioinformatics take BISC 207-208 and one of the chemistry sequences. The chemistry sequence fulfills the lab science requirement and the BISC sequence fulfills a requirement in the concentration.
ENGL 312 , ENGL 410 , and CISC 355 all count toward the College of Engineering Additional Breadth Requirement as Upper Level Breadth courses.
Choose one of the following:
Choose one of the following tracks:
Six credits from the following:
- At most 1 credit of ELEG 387/CISC 387 may be applied towards the restricted elective requirement.
- At most 2 credits of ELEG 487/CISC 487 may be applied towards the restricted elective requirement.
Take 3-4 credits of CISC courses at the 300 level or higher.
No course may be applied to more than one of the departmental requirement categories.
After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.
Credits to Total a Minimum of 124
Last Revised for 2019-2020 Academic Year