CIS Major Requirements

Effective Fall 2015

To complete a major in Computer and Information Science, you must complete the following courses.

104 credits total

 

CIS Core Requirements (48 credits) Credits
Lower-Division Core Courses (20 credits)  
Complete the following sequences concurrently. All courses must be taken graded.
  • CIS 210-212 Introduction to Computer Science I-II-III
  • MATH 231, 232 Elements of Discrete Mathematics I, II
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Upper-Division Core Courses (28 credits)  
Complete the following courses. All courses must be taken graded.
  • CIS 313 Intermediate Data Structures
  • CIS 314 Computer Organization
  • CIS 315 Intermediate Algorithms
  • CIS 330 C/C++ and Unix
  • CIS 415 Operating Systems
  • CIS 422 Software Methodology I
  • CIS 425 Principles of Programming Languages
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CIS Upper-Division Track and Elective Requirements (24 credits)  
Complete 20 credits of upper-division CIS electives (with a maximum number of 8 credits from courses numbered 399 - 409, and 4 credits in any one course numbered 400-409). 20
Complete 4 credits of upper-division math electives (courses with Math 252 or higher prerequisite). 4
Mathematics (16 credits)  
Complete one of the following two-course sequences. All courses must be taken graded.
  • MATH 251, 252 Calculus I, II
  • MATH 261, 262 Calculus with Theory I, II
  • MATH 246, 247 Calculus for the Biological Sciences
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Students also choose 8 credits from the following courses. Taken graded.
  • MATH 233 Elements of Discrete Mathematics III
  • MATH 253 Calculus III OR MATH 263 Calculus with Theory III
  • MATH 341 Elementary Linear Algebra
  • MATH 343 Statistical Models/Methods OR MATH 425 Statistical Methods I
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Science Requirement (12 credits)  
Complete one of the following options. Accompanying labs are recommended, but not required. The courses may be taken Pass/No Pass or Graded.
  • Physics: PHYS 201, 202, 203 General Physics I, II, III
  • Physics: PHYS 251, 252, 253 Foundations of Physics I, II, III
  • Chemistry: CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry I, II, III
  • Chemistry: CH 224H, 225H, 226H Honors General Chemistry I, II, III
  • Geography: GEOG 141 The Natural Environment and two from [GEOG 321 Climatology, GEOG 322 Geomorphology, or GEOG 323 Biogeography]
  • Geological Sciences: GEOL 201 Earth's Interior Heat and Dynamics, GEOL 202 Earth Surface and Environmental Geology, GEOL 203 Evolution of the Earth
  • Psychology: PSY 201 Mind and Brain, 202 Mind and Society, and choose one from [304 Biopsychology OR 330 Thinking OR 348 Music and the Brain]
  • Biology: Choose one from [CH 111 Introduction to Chemical Principles OR CH 113 The Chemistry of Sustainability OR CH 221 General Chemistry OR CH 224 Honors General Chemistry] and BI 211 General Biology and choose one from [BI 212 General Biology or BI 213 General Biology]
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Writing Requirement (4 credits)  
Complete one of the following courses. The course may be taken Pass/No Pass or Graded
  • WR 320 Scientific and Technical Writing
  • WR 321 Business Communications
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