First Year Scheduling Recommendations
for Students Interested in the
Computer Information Systems Major
See "Preliminary Notes" in Arts & Sciences
for recommendations concerning a First Year Seminar and a Writing course.
- It is very important for computer information systems majors to take a
computer science course during their first semester. The specific course that they
should take depends on how much programming experience they have.
- Students who have never taken a programming course should take CSCI 111Q.
- Students who have completed a programming course should take CSCI 141.
- Students with a 4 or 5 on the AP Computer Science exam, or an IB score of
6 or 7 get credit for CSCI 141, and should try to take CSCI 142 during the
Students who are uncertain whether to major in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems should
follow the recommendations shown above for Computer Science:
Computer Science recommendations.