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2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Requirements for a Major in Computer Science

Students who wish to major in computer science must complete the following.

1. Degree Requirements

Students must complete the general university degree requirements as identified in the General Academic Regulations section of the catalog.

2. Admission

Admission to major standing in computer science is competitive and requires an application for admittance into the major. See the computer science program description for more information regarding admission to the major.

3. Computer Science Major

Computer science majors must complete the following CIS courses with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Required Computer Science Courses

Elective Computer Science Courses

Computer science majors must select three electives from the following:

4. Cognate Courses

Computer science majors must complete the following cognate courses:

Select one math elective:

Select two science electives:

Suggested Order of Coursework

This suggested order of coursework assumes that students will complete the CS foundation and general education courses with the help of their advisor and apply for admission at the end of the winter semester of their first year. The following course sequence also assumes a strong mathematics background for the entering student. If mathematics deficiencies exist, completing the mathematics prerequisites should be the student's top priority.

Recommended course of study plans may be found on the PCEC Advising website: gvsu.edu/pcec/advising/program-plans-computer-science-cs-67.htm.

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four



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