CS Course Guidesheet 2014-15

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These suggested course tracks are based on undergraduate requirements from the class entering in the 2014-15 academic year. These are only suggestions, refer to the University Bulletin for the official requirements for each major.

For archived requirements refer to the University Bulletin. Select desired year in the bottom left-hand corner under, "Bulletin Archive" and then the area of study.

For more information on graduate-level requirements go here.

Please make note of Pre- or Co-requisites

Program with CS110

Your schedule over four years may vary considerably from this sample but you must observe course prerequisites. The flowchart for required courses in CS shows which courses must precede others.

Students are encouraged to vary this schedule depending on their interests and the CS advisor will be happy to discuss alternatives. 

Students with AP credit for Gened courses and a strong CS background may take CS 120 and CS 140 in the first semester. Students without prior programming experience should take CS 110 in Fall and either CS 120 or CS 140 in the Spring. Please consult a CS advisor before attempting CS 120 and CS 140 together.

For students with Programming Experience

Year 1

Fall - 17 Credits 

Social Science/Humanities Elective - These courses should be selected to fulfill the General Education Composition (C), Global Interdependencies (G), Pluralism (P), Aesthetics (A), Humanities (H), Social Science (N) and Physical Activity/Wellness (Y, S or B) requirements. Students who have not earned an 85 or higher in a NYS foreign language Regents exam must complete one semester of a foreign language. One Free Elective must be in Liberal Arts & Science. At most 2 credits of Physical Activity/Wellness can be counted as free elective credit.

 Spring - 16 Credits 

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective - These courses should be selected to fulfill the General Education Composition (C), Global Interdependencies (G), Pluralism (P), Aesthetics (A), Humanities (H), Social Science (N) and Physical Activity/Wellness (Y, S or B) requirements. Students who have not earned an 85 or higher in a NYS foreign language Regents exam must complete one semester of a foreign language. One Free Elective must be in Liberal Arts & Science. At most 2 credits of Physical Activity/Wellness can be counted as free elective credit.

Science - Must have a science sequence and one other L course, see Bulletin for details.  

Year 2

Fall - 16 Credits 

Science - Must have a science sequence and one other L course, see Bulletin for details.  

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective - These courses should be selected to fulfill the General Education Composition (C), Global Interdependencies (G), Pluralism (P), Aesthetics (A), Humanities (H), Social Science (N) and Physical Activity/Wellness (Y, S or B) requirements. Students who have not earned an 85 or higher in a NYS foreign language Regents exam must complete one semester of a foreign language. One Free Elective must be in Liberal Arts & Science. At most 2 credits of Physical Activity/Wellness can be counted as free elective credit.

OR

OR

Spring - 16 Credits 

Science - Must have a science sequence and one other L course, see Bulletin for details.  

Year 3 

Fall - 16 Credits 

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective - These courses should be selected to fulfill the General Education Composition (C), Global Interdependencies (G), Pluralism (P), Aesthetics (A), Humanities (H), Social Science (N) and Physical Activity/Wellness (Y, S or B) requirements. Students who have not earned an 85 or higher in a NYS foreign language Regents exam must complete one semester of a foreign language. One Free Elective must be in Liberal Arts & Science. At most 2 credits of Physical Activity/Wellness can be counted as free elective credit.

Spring - 16 Credits 

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective - These courses should be selected to fulfill the General Education Composition (C), Global Interdependencies (G), Pluralism (P), Aesthetics (A), Humanities (H), Social Science (N) and Physical Activity/Wellness (Y, S or B) requirements. Students who have not earned an 85 or higher in a NYS foreign language Regents exam must complete one semester of a foreign language. One Free Elective must be in Liberal Arts & Science. At most 2 credits of Physical Activity/Wellness can be counted as free elective credit. 

Free Elective 

Year 4

Fall - 16 Credits 

Computer Science Elective

Computer Science Elective 

Free Elective

Spring - 14 Credits 

Computer Science Elective

Computer Science Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective (Physical Activity/Wellness) 

 

Undergraduate Program with CS 110

For students with Limited Programming Experience

Your schedule over four years may vary considerably from this sample but you must observe course prerequisites. The flowchart for required courses in CS shows which courses must precede others.

Students are encouraged to vary this schedule depending on their interests and the CS advisor will be happy to discuss alternatives. 

Students without prior programming experience should take CS 110 in Fall and either CS 120 or CS 140 in the Spring—visit the CS advisor before attempting CS 120 and CS 140 together. (CS 110 counts as a free elective)

Year 1

Fall - 17 Credits 

Social Science/Humanities Elective - These courses should be selected to fulfill the General Education Composition (C), Global Interdependencies (G), Pluralism (P), Aesthetics (A), Humanities (H), Social Science (N) and Physical Activity/Wellness (Y, S or B) requirements. Students who have not earned an 85 or higher in a NYS foreign language Regents exam must complete one semester of a foreign language. One Free Elective must be in Liberal Arts & Science. At most 2 credits of Physical Activity/Wellness can be counted as free elective credit.

Spring - 16 Credits 

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective - These courses should be selected to fulfill the General Education Composition (C), Global Interdependencies (G), Pluralism (P), Aesthetics (A), Humanities (H), Social Science (N) and Physical Activity/Wellness (Y, S or B) requirements. Students who have not earned an 85 or higher in a NYS foreign language Regents exam must complete one semester of a foreign language. One Free Elective must be in Liberal Arts & Science. At most 2 credits of Physical Activity/Wellness can be counted as free elective credit.  

Science - Must have a science sequence and one other L course, see Bulletin for details. 

Year 2 

Fall - 16 Credits 

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective - These courses should be selected to fulfill the General Education Composition (C), Global Interdependencies (G), Pluralism (P), Aesthetics (A), Humanities (H), Social Science (N) and Physical Activity/Wellness (Y, S or B) requirements. Students who have not earned an 85 or higher in a NYS foreign language Regents exam must complete one semester of a foreign language. One Free Elective must be in Liberal Arts & Science. At most 2 credits of Physical Activity/Wellness can be counted as free elective credit.  

OR

OR

Science - Must have a science sequence and one other L course, see Bulletin for details.  

Spring - 16 Credits 

Science - Must have a science sequence and one other L course, see Bulletin for details. 

Year 3

Fall - 16 Credits 

Social Science/Humanities Elective - These courses should be selected to fulfill the General Education Composition (C), Global Interdependencies (G), Pluralism (P), Aesthetics (A), Humanities (H), Social Science (N) and Physical Activity/Wellness (Y, S or B) requirements. Students who have not earned an 85 or higher in a NYS foreign language Regents exam must complete one semester of a foreign language. One Free Elective must be in Liberal Arts & Science. At most 2 credits of Physical Activity/Wellness can be counted as free elective credit. 

Spring - 16 Credits 

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective - These courses should be selected to fulfill the General Education Composition (C), Global Interdependencies (G), Pluralism (P), Aesthetics (A), Humanities (H), Social Science (N) and Physical Activity/Wellness (Y, S or B) requirements. Students who have not earned an 85 or higher in a NYS foreign language Regents exam must complete one semester of a foreign language. One Free Elective must be in Liberal Arts & Science. At most 2 credits of Physical Activity/Wellness can be counted as free elective credit. 

Year 4

Fall - 16 Credits 

Computer Science Elective

Computer Science Elective

Free Elective

Spring - 14 Credits 

Computer Science Elective 

Computer Science Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective (Physical Activity/Wellness)