B.S. Combined Major for Computer Science and Biology

Computer Science Overview Courses

Freshmen or freshmen transfers should complete one of the following sets of courses:

  • CS 1200 CS/IS Overview 1 AND CS 1210 CS/IS Overview 2: Co-op Preparation
  • BIOL 1000 Biology/Biochemistry at Northeastern AND BIOL 1106 Introduction to Experiential Education

Computer Science Fundamental Courses

Complete the following four courses with a grade of C- or higher:

Computer Science Required Courses

Complete the following five courses:

Senior Seminar

Complete the following course:

English Requirement

Complete the following courses:

With permission, you may substitute ENGW 3301 or ENGW 3315 for ENGW 3302.

  • ENGW 3301 Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
  • ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Mathematics Requirement

Complete the following three courses. A grade of C- or higher is required in MATH 1251 and 1252:

  • MATH 1251 Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 1
  • MATH 1252 Calculus and Differential Equations for Biology 2
Statistics Requirement. Choose one.

Biology Required Courses

Choose one:

  • BIOL 2299 Inquiries in Cell and Molecular Biology 4
  • ENVR 2290 Ecology and Evolution of Behavior

Complete the following courses:

Biology Capstone

Complete the following course:

 Biology Integrative Course

Complete one of the following courses with corresponding lab, as indicated:

Biology Electives

Complete two biology courses (with corresponding labs, if offered) at the level of BIOL 2311 or above. One of these two courses must be from the following list, with corresponding lab:

Chemistry Required Courses

Complete the following four courses with corresponding labs:

Computing and Social Issues

Complete one of the following courses:

  • SOCL 4528 Computers & Society
  • SOCL 3485 Environment, Technology, and Society
  • ANTH 3418 Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
  • IA 5240 Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights

General Electives

Complete five general electives. One of these electives must be used to satisfy the NU Core arts/humanities level 1 requirement, and one must be used to satisfy the NU Core social science level 1 requirement. If the NU Core comparative study of cultures requirement is to be satisfied by taking a course, then it must also be one of the general electives.