Typical Schedules for Completing a B.A. in Computer Science

The following are example schedules for completing the B.A. in Computer Science. The schedules have some flexibility, both in timing and which math courses you take to complete the requirements. We present these typical schedules to show that (1) there are a variety of options for when you can start the Computer Science degree and (2) you can easily complement a Computer Science major with another major or a minor.

The B.S. adds MATH courses 101, 102,  221, and 222 and one additional MATH course at the 200-level or above, as well as requires both CS 312 and CS 313.

Starting Fall First Year:

Year Fall Winter Spring
First Year CS 111 CS 112
Sophomore CS 209 CS 210
Math 121
Junior Elective 1 CS 211
Elective 2
Senior CS 312 (or 313 winter)
Elective 3
Elective 4

Starting the computer science major in the fall of the first year yields the most scheduling flexibility and opportunities to take more than the required courses or study abroad for at least one term. Many students take a computer science elective in at least one Spring term.

Starting Winter First Year:

Year Fall Winter Spring
First Year CS 111
Sophomore

Math 121
CS 112 (if offered)

CS 210
CS 112
Junior CS 209 CS 211
Elective 1
Elective 2
Senior CS 312 (or 313 winter)
Elective 3
Elective 4

Starting Fall Sophomore Year:

Year Fall Winter Spring
First Year
Sophomore CS 111 CS 112
Math 121
Junior CS 209 CS 210
CS 211
Elective 1
Senior CS 312 (or 313 winter)
Elective 2
Elective 3 Elective 4

Starting Winter Sophomore Year:

You may want to consider the computer science minor instead of the major if you start taking computer science in the winter of your sophomore year.

Year Fall Winter Spring
First Year
Sophomore CS 111
Junior Math 121

CS 112
CS 210

Elective 1
Senior CS 209
CS 312 (or 313 winter)
Elective 2
CS 211
Elective 3
Elective 4