First Year Scheduling Recommendations
for Students Interested in the
Computer Science Major

Recommendations:

  1. See "Preliminary Notes" in Arts & Sciences for recommendations concerning a First Year Seminar and a Writing course.
  2. It is very important for computer science 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.
  3. Mathematics Courses: It is critical for a computer science major to be developing mathematical skills at the same time as they are taking computer science courses. The specific sequence of mathematics courses and whether a course is taking during the first semester depends on the whether credit is being brought in for Calculus I (MATH 141Q) and the score earned on the Math Placement Exam.

Students who are uncertain whether to major in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems should follow the recommendations shown above for Computer Science.

Students who are uncertain whether to major in Computer Science or Computer Science track in Digital Arts should follow the recommendations for Digital Arts: Digital Arts recommendations.


Revised: 06/17/13