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I. Requirements in B.S. in Computer Science (Fall 2006 - Spring 2008)

The following outline is for students declaring their major Fall 2006 or later and before Fall 2008. All other COSC majors should visit their advisors with any questions.

REQUIRED COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES (48 credits)

COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
COSC 112 Computer Science I 4
COSC 113 Computer Science II 4
COSC 208 Discrete Structures 3
COSC 214 Data Structures & Algorithms 4
COSC 254 Computer Organization 4
COSC 330 Systems Programming I 3
COSC 350 Programming Languages 3
COSC 354 Computer Architecture 3
COSC 370 Comp Ethics, Social & Legal Issues 3
COSC 374 Object-Oriented Design 3
COSC 414 Operating Systems 3
COSC 428 Design & Analysis of Algorithms 3
COSC 430 Systems Programming II 3
COSC 480 Senior Capstone 3
COSC 495 Senior Seminar 3


II. ELECTIVES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (8 credits)
A minimum of 8 semester hours of 200-400 level courses in COSC or CTEC, with at least 3 semester hours at 300-400 level. (click here to go to the available computer science courses page).

III. REQUIRED MATHEMATICAL COURSES (14 credits)

COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
MATH 225 Calculus I 4
MATH 226 Calculus II 4
MATH 228 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 240 Intro to Probability & Statistics 3

IV. REQUIRED NATURAL LABORATORY SCIENCES (14 credits)
  1. Ten credits of Physics as follows:
      PHYS 201
      PHYS 202
      PHYS 271
      PHYS 272
    and
  2. Four (or more) credits of:
      CHEM 107 AND CHEM 170 or higher OR higher
    or
    1. BIOL 102 or higher


V. REQUIRED ENGLISH COURSE (3 credits)

COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
ENGL 362 Advanced Tech & Prof Writing 3

Note: Computer Science majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in each course in areas I through V above.



VI. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)

COMMUNICATION SKILLS (6 semester hours)
COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
ENGL 101 Composition & Literature I 3
ENGL 102 Composition & Literature II 3


Arts and Humanities (9 semester hours)
COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
COMM 101 Oral Communications 3
Arts & Humanities Electives 3

Choose from designated General Education courses in art, literature, modern languages, music, philosophy, speech, theater, and interdisciplinary African American studies. No more than two courses may be from one discipline.


Social Sciences (12 semester hours)
COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
HIST 114 or 115 African American History 3
Social Sciences Elective 9

Choose from designated General Education courses in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, or interdisciplinary social science. No more than two courses may be from one discipline.

NOTE: Science, Mathematics, and Emerging Issues General Education Requirements are satisfied by required courses in areas I through IV.

Note: The department reserves the right to specify suitable General Education courses, in keeping with COMAR, for its majors.



VII. Institutional Requirements (6 credits)

Freshman Seminar (3 semester hours)
COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
FRSE 101 Freshmen Seminar 3

Freshmen Seminar (FRSE 101) is required for all entering freshmen and for all transfer students with fewer than 12 credits.


Health and Wellness (3 semester hours)

Choose one of the General Education courses designated for this category.

COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
HEED 102 Life and Health 3
IDIS 210 Issues in Women's Health 3

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