2019-20 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2019-20 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, BS

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About the Program

Apply Now The program teaches students to expand the frontiers of computer science by applying computational principles to technical and societal problems. This includes developing new software, managing information databases and creating graphical solutions to help engineers and scientists visualize the physical and biological world.

Degree Requirements

  • 120 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of C required for all Major Core (including MA 16300 and CS 12300) courses
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (30-31 Credits Minimum)

Other Required Courses (36 Credits)

Electives (28-30 Credits)

If a student chooses to take a Math, CS, or Stat course, beyond those required, as an elective then the student must choose from  the following list: MA 26400 , CS 20600 , or other MA, STAT, or CS courses at the 30000-level or above

Science with Lab (3-4 Credits)

Natural Science Elective (3-4 Credits)

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all Major Core (including MA 16300 and CS 12300) courses (unless otherwise noted); 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 4 (15-16 Credits)

Semester 5 (12-13 Credits)

Semester 6 (15 Credits)

Semester 7 (15 Credits)

Semester 8 (12-15 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Note 1: Students who take ENGL 10800 instead of ENGL 10400 must complete General Education requirement with a Gen Ed approved writing intensive English course.

Note 2: If a MA, STAT or CS course is taken as an elective, it must be MA 26400 or CS 20600 or a MA, STAT, or CS course at the 30000-level or above.

Note 3: Senior Design Project, CS 42000, may be taken in either Semester 7 or Semester 8.


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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