The Computer Science concentration is a broad computer science program that prepares students for any introductory position in the field. This concentration also allows students to select a research area and focus on that topic in their 400-level coursework. Students can also take a breadth focus -- a little bit of everything -- for a broader perspective.

Effective Fall 2020

A minimum grade of C (2.000) is required in CO 150 and in all CS, DSCI, MATH, STAT and departmental Technology Focus Elective courses which are required for graduation.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
CS 165CS2--Data Structures 4
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
Select one course from the following: 4
CS1---No Prior Programming Experience  
CS1--Prior Programming Experience  
Select at least two courses totaling a minimum of 7 credits from the following (one course must be or include the sequenced laboratory): 7
Introduction to Astronomy (GT-SC2)3A 
Human Origins and Variation (GT-SC2)3A 
Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)3A 
Principles of Plant Biology (GT-SC1)3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A 
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A 
Exploring Earth - Physical Geology (GT-SC2)3A 
The Blue Planet - Geology of Our Environment (GT-SC2)3A 
Geology of Natural Resources (GT-SC2)3A 
Physical Geology for Scientists and Engineers3A 
Honors Seminar: Knowing in the Sciences3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A 
Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants (GT-SC1)3A 
Introductory Genetics: Applied/Population/Conservation/Ecological (GT-SC2)3A 
Introductory Genetics: Molecular/Immunological/Developmental (GT-SC2)3A 
Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)3A 
Oceanography (GT-SC2)3A 
General Physics I (GT-SC1)3A 
General Physics II (GT-SC1)3A 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A 
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A 
Arts and Humanities3B3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Electives 2
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
CS 201/PHIL 201Ethical Computing Systems (GT-AH3)3B3
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications 4
CS 253Software Development with C++ 4
CS 270Computer Organization 4
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Linear Algebra for Data Science  
Linear Algebra I  
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Biostatistics  
Intro to Theory and Practice of Statistics  
Historical Perspectives3D3
Electives 6-7
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
CS 314Software Engineering4A,4B3
CS 320Algorithms--Theory and Practice 3
CS 370Operating Systems 3
Two CS courses numbered 300- or above, excluding 380-399 and 480-499 6-8
Advanced Writing23
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Electives 8-10
 Total Credits 31
Senior
 
Capstone Course - select one course from the following: 4
Introduction to Computer Graphics4C 
Object-Oriented Design4C 
Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms4C 
Introduction to Bioinformatics Algorithms4C 
Database Systems4C 
Introduction to Big Data4C 
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence4C 
Introduction to Machine Learning4C 
Introduction to Distributed Systems4C 
Introduction to Compiler Construction4C 
Principles of Programming Languages4C 
Modern CyberSecurity4C 
Computer Networks and the Internet4C 
Blockchain Principles and Applications4C 
Principles of Human-Computer Interaction4C 
Computer Architecture4C 
Parallel Programming4C 
Two CS courses numbered 400- or above, excluding 480-499 8
Select one group from the following - Technology Focus or Minor/Second Major: 10
Group A - Technology Focus
  
Technology Focus Electives (6 credits) - see list below
  
CS course numbered 400- or above, excluding 480-499, not taken elsewhere in the program (4 credits)
  
Group B - Minor or Second Major
  
Electives1 6
 Total Credits 28
 Program Total Credits: 120

Technology Focus Electives

If Group A - Technology Focus is selected Senior year, select at least 6 credits from the list below, not taken elsewhere in the program. At least 3 credits must be upper-division (300- to 400-level). 

Any CS, CT, DSCI, IDEA, MATH, or STAT Courses numbered 300- or above, excluding 380-399 and 480-499
BZ 350Molecular and General Genetics4
BZ 360Bioinformatics and Genomics3
CIS 320Project Management for Information Systems3
CIS 350Operating Systems and Networks3
CIS 360Systems Analysis and Design3
CIS 413Advanced Networking and Security3
CIS 455Advanced Database Management3
ECE 452Computer Organization and Architecture3
ENGR 422Technology Entrepreneurship3
JTC 372Advanced Web Design and Management3
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)4
or MATH 255 Calculus for Biological Scientists II
MGT 330Creativity, Innovation, and Value Creation3
MGT 340Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship3
MGT 420New Venture Creation3
NR 322Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
PHIL 410Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems3
PHIL 411Logic in Philosophy and Beyond3
PHIL 415Logic and Scientific Method3
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and Behavior3
PSY 352Learning and Memory3
PSY 452Cognitive Psychology3
PSY 454Biological Psychology3
PSY 456Sensation and Perception3
PSY 458Cognitive Neuroscience3

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:

To prepare for first semester: The curriculum for the Computer Science major assumes students enter college prepared to take calculus. Entering students who are not prepared to take calculus will need to fulfill pre-calculus requirements in the first semester. All students must maintain a C (2.000) or better in CO 150 and in all CS, DSCI, MATH, STAT and departmental Technology Focus Elective courses which are required for graduation.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1) X1B4
Select one course from the following:   4
CS1---No Prior Programming Experience X  
CS1--Prior Programming Experience X  
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Department Approved Science (See list on Concentration Requirements Tab)  3A3
Electives   1
MATH 124 and MATH 126 may be necessary for some students to fulfill pre-calculus requirements.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
CS 165CS2--Data Structures X 4
Department Approved Science with Lab (See list on Concentration Requirements Tab)  3A4
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
Elective   1
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2 with a grade of C or better.X   
CS 163 or CS 164 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications X 4
CS 270Computer Organization X 4
Select one course from the following:   3
Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods    
Introduction to Biostatistics    
Intro to Theory and Practice of Statistics    
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 201/PHIL 201Ethical Computing Systems (GT-AH3) X3B3
CS 253Software Development with C++ X 4
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Linear Algebra for Data ScienceX   
Linear Algebra IX   
Electives   6-7
CS 165 and CS 220 and CS 270 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
MATH 160 and MATH 369 or DSCI 369 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   17
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 314Software Engineering X4A,4B3
CS 320Algorithms--Theory and Practice X 3
CS 370Operating Systems X 3
Advanced Writing  23
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
CS 253 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Two CS courses numbered 300- or above, excluding 380-399 and 480-499 X 6-8
Electives   8-10
CS 314 and CS 320 and CS 370 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Capstone Course (See Capstone Course List on Concentration Requirements tab)X 4C4
CS course numbered 400- or above, excluding 480-499 X 4
Technology Focus or Minor/Second Major courses   6
At least 2 Upper-Division CS classes must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS*** Course numbered 400- or aboveX  4
Technology Focus or Minor/Second Major coursesX  4
ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120