The Major in Computer Science, Human-Centered Computing concentration focuses on how people interact with computers. Students will learn to apply techniques from computer science, artificial intelligence, and cognitive psychology to evaluate, design, and produce usable computer interfaces. This is an important specialization within software development teams in industry and other organizations.

Effective Fall 2018

CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Select one course from the following: 4
CS1---No Prior Programming Experience  
CS1--Prior Programming Experience  
CS 165CS2--Data Structures 4
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Electives 5
 Total Credits 30
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications 4
CS 253Software Development with C++ 4
CS 270Computer Organization 4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
Select one course from the following: 2-3
Matrices and Linear Equations  
Linear Algebra I  
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and Behavior 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists  
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Electives 4
 Total Credits 31-32
CS 320Algorithms--Theory and Practice 3
CS 464Principles of Human-Computer Interaction4A,4B,4C4
CT 310Web Development 4
PSY 250Research Design and Analysis I 3
PSY 350Research Design and Analysis II 3
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Upper-Division Elective 3
 Total Credits 29
CS 410Introduction to Computer Graphics 4
CS 440Introduction to Artificial Intelligence4A,4C4
PSY 452Cognitive Psychology 3
Select one course from the following: 2
Cognitive Psychology Laboratory  
Sensation and Perception Laboratory  
PSY 456Sensation and Perception 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Upper-Division Electives 0-3
Electives1 8-10
 Total Credits 30-32
 Program Total Credits: 120

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. Those pre-calculus requirements are listed as benchmark courses in Freshman Semester 1 below.

Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
Select one course from the following:   4
CS1---No Prior Programming Experience X  
CS1--Prior Programming Experience X  
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Electives   5
MATH 117, MATH 118, and MATH 124 must be completed by the end of Semester 1, if necessary.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 165CS2--Data Structures X 4
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1) X1B4
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)X 3C3
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
CO 150 and CS 163 or CS 164 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
MATH 125 and MATH 126 must be completed by the end of Semester 2, if necessary.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 220Discrete Structures and their Applications X 4
CS 270Computer Organization X 4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1) X1B4
Electives   4
CS 165 and MATH 160 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 253Software Development with C++ X 4
Select one course from the following:   2-3
Matrices and Linear EquationsX   
Linear Algebra IX   
PSY 252Mind, Brain, and BehaviorX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists    
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
CS 220, CS 270, and MATH 161 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15-16
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 320Algorithms--Theory and Practice X 3
PSY 250Research Design and Analysis I   3
Advanced Writing  23
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Upper-Division Elective   3
CS 253 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 464Principles of Human-Computer Interaction X4A,4B,4C4
CT 310Web Development X 4
PSY 350Research Design and Analysis II   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
CS 320 must be completed by the end of Semester 6. X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CS 410Introduction to Computer GraphicsX  4
CS 440Introduction to Artificial IntelligenceX 4A,4C4
PSY 452Cognitive Psychology   3
PSY 456Sensation and Perception   3
 Total Credits   14
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   2
Cognitive Psychology LaboratoryX   
Sensation and Perception LaboratoryX   
Arts and HumanitiesX 3B3
Upper-Division ElectivesX  0-3
ElectivesX  8-10
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   16-18
 Program Total Credits:   120