Computer Science: Combined Bachelor of Science & Masters of Science (2009)

This degree program requires 151 SH

The College of Computer and Information Science reserves the right to modify the curriculum described in this document or the individual courses as necessary in the future.

Additional Requirements
At least 32 SH must be Masters level courses in Computer Science.
For co-op purposes, choose attendance pattern BB = co-op division N.

Computer Science: Undergraduate Level (45 or 46 SH: 10 @ 4 SH, 5 or 6 @ 1 SH)

Required Computer Science Courses (37 or 38 SH)

Freshmen take both CS 1200 (CS U221) and CS 1210 (CS U222).

Transfers take CS 1220 (CS U223) instead.

  • CS 1200 (CS U221) CS/IS Overview 1 [1 SH]
  • CS 1210 (CS U222) CS/IS Overview 2 [1 SH]
  • CS 1220 (CS U223) CS/IS Co-op Preparation [1 SH]

Freshman level courses with labs or recitations

  • CS 1800 (CS U200) Discrete Structures [4 SH]
    • CS 1801 (CS U201) Recitation for CS 1800 (CS U200) [0 SH]
  • CS 2500 (CS U211) Fundamentals of Computer Science 1 [4 SH]
    • CS 2501 (CS U212) Lab for CS 2500 (CS U211) [1 SH]
  • CS 2510 (CS U213) Fundamentals of Computer Science 2 [4 SH]
    • CS 2511 (CS U214) Lab for CS 2510 (CS U213) [1 SH]
  • CS 2800 (CS U290) Logic and Computation [4 SH]
    • CS 2801 (CS U291) Lab for CS 2800 (CS U290) [1 SH]

Upper level courses

  • CS 2600 (CS U380) Computer Organization [4 SH]
  • CS 3500 (CS U370) Object-Oriented Design [4 SH]
  • CS 3800 (CS U390) Theory of Computation [4 SH]
  • CS 4500 (CS U670) Software Development [4 SH]

Senior Seminar

  • CS 4000 (CS U600) Senior Seminar [1 SH]

Computer Science Elective Requirements (8 SH)

CS elective: CS 3000 or higher, IS 4200 (IS U535) or IS 4300 (IS U570).

One CS Elective must be a CS course that satisfies the Capstone Requirement.

  • CS Elective 1 [4 SH]
  • CS Elective 2 (Capstone) [4 SH]

Computer Science: Masters Level (32 SH: 8 @ 4 SH)

Required Masters Level CS Courses (12 SH)

  • CS 5400 (CS G111) Principles of Programming Languages [4 SH]
  • CS 5600 (CS G112) Computer Systems [4 SH]
  • CS 5800 (CS G113) Algorithms [4 SH]

Masters Level CS Electives (20 SH)

  • Masters Level CS Elective 1 [4 SH]
  • Masters Level CS Elective 2 [4 SH]
  • Masters Level CS Elective 3 [4 SH]
  • Masters Level CS Elective 4 [4 SH]
  • Masters Level CS Elective 5 [4 SH]

The Masters Level CS electives may be chosen from either Masters courses or from those PhD level courses for which the student is qualified.

The course CS 5010 (CS G107) may not be taken as a Masters Level CS elective because it duplicates material taught in the undergraduate curriculum.

2 of the 5 Masters Level CS electives must be in one of the following concentrations.

Artificial Intelligence
Database Management
Graphics
Information Security
Networks
Programming Languages
Software Engineering
Systems
Theory

English (8 SH: 2 @ 4 SH)

  • ENGL 1111 (ENG U111) College Writing [4 SH]
  • ENGL 3302 (ENG U302) Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions [4 SH]

With permission, you may substitute ENGL 3301 (ENG U301) for ENGL 3302 (ENG U302).

  • ENGL 3301 (ENG U301) Advanced Writing in the Disciplines [4 SH]

Mathematics (16 SH: 4 @ 4 SH)

  • MATH 1341 (MTH U241) Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering [4 SH]
  • MATH 1342 (MTH U242) Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering [4 SH]
  • MATH 2331 (MTH U371) Linear Algebra [4 SH]
  • MATH 3081 (MTH U481) Probability and Statistics [4 SH]

Science Pairs with Labs (10 SH: 2 @ 4 SH, 2 @ 1 SH)

You must complete a pair from the same science.

See below for the list of permitted pairs.

  • Science 1 [4 SH]
    • Lab for Science 1 [1 SH]
  • Science 2 [4 SH]
    • Lab for Science 2 [1 SH]

Electrical & Computer Engineering (4 SH: 1 @ 4 SH)

  • EECE 3230 (ECE U230) Computer Architecture for Computer Scientists [4 SH]

General Requirements (4 SH: 1 @ 4 SH)

  • SOCL 4528 (SOC U528) Computers & Society [4 SH]

General Electives (32 SH: 8 @ 4 SH)

  • Elective 1: Level 1 Arts/Humanities Core [4 SH]
  • Elective 2: Level 1 Social Sciences Core [4 SH]
  • Elective 3 [4 SH]
  • Elective 4 [4 SH]
  • Elective 5 [4 SH]
  • Elective 6 [4 SH]
  • Elective 7 [4 SH]
  • Elective 8 [4 SH]

The general electives must be consistent with the policy on general electives articulated by the College of Computer and Information Science on the college web site.

NU Core

2 of the general electives must be used to satisfy:

Breadth-or-Depth Requirement

Among the 6 remaining general electives, either:

or:

Comparative Cultures Requirement

The Comparative Cultures Requirement must be satisfied. If this is done by taking a course then this course must be one of the general electives that is taken in addition to the NU Core Level 1 electives.

A comparative cultures course may be counted as one of the courses used to satisfy the Breadth-or-Depth requirement.

Level 1 Arts/Humanities Core
Level 1 Social Sciences Core
3 must fall into Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences
3 must be in one discipline outside CS/IS and at least one of these electives must be at an intermediate level

Details for Science Pairs with Labs

The following is the list of permitted science pairs with labs.

Biology

Take the following course and lab:

Then choose one course and lab from:

  • BIOL 1111 (BIO U111) General Biology 1 [4 SH]
    • BIOL 1112 (BIO U112) Lab for BIOL 1111 (BIO U111) [1 SH]
  • BIOL 1113 (BIO U113) General Biology 2 [4 SH]
    • BIOL 1114 (BIO U114) Lab for BIOL 1113 (BIO U113) [1 SH]
  • BIOL 2301 (BIO U301) Genetics & Molecular Biology [4 SH]
    • BIOL 2302 (BIO U302) Lab for BIOL 2301 (BIO U301) [1 SH]

Chemistry

Take the following courses, labs, and recitations:

  • CHEM 1211 (CHM U211) General Chemistry 1 [4 SH]
    • CHEM 1212 (CHM U212) Lab for CHEM 1211 (CHM U211) [1 SH]
    • CHEM 1213 (CHM U213) Recitation for CHEM 1211 (CHM U211) [0 SH]
  • CHEM 1214 (CHM U214) General Chemistry 2 [4 SH]
    • CHEM 1215 (CHM U215) Lab for CHEM 1214 (CHM U214) [1 SH]
    • CHEM 1216 (CHM U216) Recitation for CHEM 1214 (CHM U214) [0 SH]

Earth & Environmental Science

Take one or both of the following pairs of courses and labs:

If you choose only ENVR 1200 (ENV U200) and its lab, then choose one course and its lab from the following:

If you choose only ENVR 1202 (ENV U220) and its lab, then choose:

  • ENVR 1200 (ENV U200) Dynamic Earth [4 SH]
    • ENVR 1201 (ENV U201) Lab for ENVR 1200 (ENV U200) [1 SH]
  • ENVR 1202 (ENV U220) History of Earth & Life [4 SH]
    • ENVR 1203 (ENV U221) Lab for ENVR 1202 (ENV U220) [1 SH]
  • ENVR 2310 (ENV U310) Earth Materials [4 SH]
    • ENVR 2311 (ENV U311) Lab for ENVR 2310 (ENV U310) [1 SH]
  • ENVR 2340 (ENV U340) Earth Landforms & Processes [4 SH]
    • ENVR 2341 (ENV U341) Lab for ENVR 2340 (ENV U340) [1 SH]
  • ENVR 3300 (ENV U560) Geographic Information Systems [4 SH]
    • ENVR 3301 (ENV U561) Lab for ENVR 3300 (ENV U560) [1 SH]
  • ENVR 4106 (ENV U546) Coastal Processes [4 SH]
    • ENVR 4107 (ENV U547) Lab for ENVR 4106 (ENV U546) [1 SH]
  • ENVR 4500 (ENV U520) Applied Hydrogeology [4 SH]
    • ENVR 4501 (ENV U521) Lab for ENVR 4500 (ENV U520) [1 SH]
  • ENVR 5244 (ENV U544) Sedimentation [4 SH]
    • ENVR 5245 (ENV U545) Lab for ENVR 5244 (ENV U544) [1 SH]
  • ENVR 5242 (ENV U542) Fossils and Paleontology [4 SH]
    • ENVR 5243 (ENV U543) Lab for ENVR 5242 (ENV U542) [1 SH]

Physics

Take one of the following Physics groups.

Physics Group A

  • PHYS 1145 (PHY U145) Physics for Life Sciences 1 [4 SH]
    • PHYS 1146 (PHY U146) Lab for PHYS 1145 (PHY U145) [1 SH]
  • PHYS 1147 (PHY U147) Physics for Life Sciences 2 [4 SH]
    • PHYS 1148 (PHY U148) Lab for PHYS 1147 (PHY U147) [1 SH]

Physics Group B

  • PHYS 1151 (PHY U151) Physics for Engineering 1 [4 SH]
    • PHYS 1152 (PHY U152) Lab for PHYS 1151 (PHY U151) [1 SH]
    • PHYS 1153 (PHY U153) Interactive Learning Session for PHYS 1151 (PHY U151) [0 SH]
  • PHYS 1155 (PHY U155) Physics for Engineering 2 [4 SH]
    • PHYS 1156 (PHY U156) Lab for PHYS 1155 (PHY U155) [1 SH]
    • PHYS 1157 (PHY U157) Interactive Learning Session for PHYS 1155 (PHY U155) [0 SH]

Physics Group C

  • PHYS 1161 (PHY U161) Physics 1 [4 SH]
    • PHYS 1162 (PHY U162) Lab for PHYS 1161 (PHY U161) [1 SH]
  • PHYS 1165 (PHY U165) Physics 2 [4 SH]
    • PHYS 1166 (PHY U166) Lab for PHYS 1165 (PHY U165) [1 SH]