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The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

CS Course Guidesheet 2017-18

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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. 

Computer Science with CS 110

These suggested course tracks are based on undergraduate requirements from the class entering in the 2017-18 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.

Take note of Pre- or Co-requisites

Computer Science starting with CS 120

Year 1

Fall

Social Science/Humanities Elective

Spring

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective

Science (Must have a science sequence and one other L course)

Year 2

Fall

Science (Must have a science sequence and one other L course)

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective

 

OR

OR

OR

Spring

Science (Must have a science sequence and one other L course)

 

Year 3

Fall

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective

Spring

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective

Free Elective

Year 4

Fall 

Computer Science Elective

Computer Science Elective

Free Elective

Spring 

Computer Science Elective

Computer Science Elective

Free Elective

Free Elective (Physical Activity/Wellness)

Computer Science starting with CS 110

Year 1

Fall

Social Science/Humanities Elective

Spring

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective

Science (Must have a science sequence and one other L course)

Year 2

Fall

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective

Science (Must have a science sequence and one other L course)

OR

OR

OR

Spring

Science (Must have a science sequence and one other L course)

Year 3

Fall

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective

Spring

Free Elective (Physics Activity/Wellness)

Year 4

Fall

Computer Science Elective

Computer Science Elective

Free Elective

Spring

Computer Science Elective

Computer Science Elective

Free Elective

Social Sciences/Humanities Elective

CS Flowchart

Supplemental information

The following information supplements that provided in the University Bulletin. It applies to students who matriculated Fall 2016 or after.

All required Computer Science courses, except CS 101, are offered every semester. The minimum grade in a required Computer Science course must be at least a C- to be allowed to take any Computer Science course, for which it is a prerequisite.

Calculus Topics are broken down as follows:

Humanities/Social Science – May be filled by courses offered by the Division of Humanities, the Division of Social Sciences, the Psychology Department and HDEV courses offered by the College of Community and Public Affairs. Many of the courses taken to meet the General Education requirements will fulfill the Humanities/Social Science requirement. 

Mathematics - Students who are strong in math are encouraged to take MATH 330 (Number Systems) instead of MATH 314 (Discrete Mathematics). Students with a strong math background may take MATH 381 (Graph Theory) as their Math elective. The following Binghamton University course can be substituted for MATH 327: MATH 448 (Introduction to Probability and Statistics II).

Free Electives – May be filled by extra courses from any of the areas listed above, SOM courses, or additional Computer Science courses. A maximum of 2 HWS credits may be counted as Free Elective credits. At least four of these credits must be in humanities, social sciences, arts and other disciplines (excluding computer science) that provide breadth of background. CS 110 counts as a free elective. 

Prerequisites for Computer Science Courses 

The MATH and CS pre-requisites must have a grade of at least C-. 

Last Updated: 1/19/18