Return to 2008-09 UGB Menu

Computer Science Major (CMPS)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations and AOS Codes:
Computer Science, U180
Bioinformatics, U838

The B.S. degree in Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone: 410/347-7700.

Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 in the core courses, required electives, and required supporting discipline courses.

Because computer science courses change rapidly, it is recommended that the sequence 130, 230, 330 be completed within four (4) consecutive semesters.

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

6

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Mathematics (GMT)
required: MAT 191

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: PHY 291 or CHE 111, 112, and one additional GNS course with a different departmental prefix

7

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See requirements and approved courses.

Category

S.H.

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture
either a GHP/GPM or GMO course

3

Natural Sciences
one additional GNS/GLS or GPS course

3–4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
one additional GSB course

3

Foreign Language (GFL)
intermediate-level proficiency in one language, demonstrated by placement test, or completion of course work through course number 204

0–12

Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
a total of four WI courses

 

 

IV Major Requirements

Computer Science Concentration

  1. CSC 130, 230, 250, 261, 312, 330, 339, 340, 350, 490, 553, 562
  2. CSC Electives: 15 additional s.h., selected from any CSC course at the 300 level or above, 3 s.h. of which may be satisfied by completing one of MAT 310, 390, 394, 515, 531, 532, 540, 541, 542, 556, STA 551, 552, 580

Bioinformatics Concentration

  1. CSC 130, 230, 250, 261, 312, 330, 339, 340, 471, 490, 521, 526, 553, 562
  2. CSC Elective: 3 s.h. selected from any CSC course at the 500 level (except 521, 526, 553, 562)

V Supporting Discipline Requirements

Computer Science Concentration

MAT 191*, 292, 293; one of STA 271 or STA 290

Bioinformatics Concentration

MAT 191*, 292, 293; one of STA 271 or STA 290; STA 580

*MAT 191 satisfies GMT.

VI Science Requirements

Computer Science Concentration

Either PHY 291* and 292 or CHE 111*, 112*, 114, 115

At least 4 additional s.h. of science courses (BIO 111 recommended) selected from any course carrying credit toward a biology, chemistry, or physics major.

Bioinformatics Concentration

CHE 111*, 112*

BIO 111*, 112*, 392, 393

*BIO 111 or 112 satisfies GLS; CHE 111, 112, PHY 291 satisfy GNS.