Sep 24, 2021  
University Catalog 2020-2021 
    
University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, B.S.


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The objective of the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science is to prepare qualified students for careers involving the design of computer systems and their applications to science and industry.  The program provides an excellent foundation in all core areas of computer science with the opportunity to choose electives in a variety of specialized fields.  The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science is  120 units, of which  90 units are in the major.  Consult with an advisor in the department for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree, including GE and free electives.

General Education Requirements (48 units, of which 21 units are in the major)

Lower Division General Education Requirements

American Institutions - US History (3 units)
American Institutions - US Constitution and State/Local Govt. (3 units)

Block A - English Language Communication and Critical Thinking (9 units):

Block B - Natural Science (9 units): 

  • B1 - Physical Science requirement (3) - Met by PHYS 2100 (5)  
  • B2 or B3 - Biological science (3); or Interdisciplinary Physical-Biological science (3)
  • B4 - Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Concepts (3) - Met by MATH 2110 (4)  

Block C - Arts and Humanities (6 units):

Block D - Social Science (6 units)

Block E - Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development (3 units)

Upper Division general education requirements (9 units):

Block B - Natural Science and Quantitative Reasoning (3) - Met by CS 3112 (3) , CS 3186 (3)  

Block C - Arts & Humanities (3) - Met by CS 4961 (3) , CS 4962 (3)  

Block D - Social Science (3) - Met by CS 4961 (3) , CS 4962 (3)  

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