Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science, BA


Program Description


The Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science is ideal for students interested in acquiring a broad-based liberal arts education that includes a strong and solid understanding of computer science. The curriculum is oriented toward design, implementation, and application of computer software systems to solve information processing problems. The program prepares students for employment in the computer software field or for continued study toward an advanced degree in computer science. Additional information about the major, curriculum, and advising can be found at http://www.clemson.edu/computing/.

Students who change majors into Computer Science must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 14

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Computer Science Technical Requirement 3 Credits 9
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Natural Science Requirement 4 Credits 10
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Writing Requirement 3 Credits 11
Credit Hours: 16

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Computer Science Technical Requirement 6 Credits 9
  • Departmental Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 12
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 4
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Computer Science Technical Requirement 6 Credits 9
  • Fine Arts Requirement 3 Credits 13
  • Minor Requirement 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 121


Footnotes


1 Select either the MATH 1020 /MATH 2070 , MATH 1060 /MATH 2070 , or MATH 1060 /MATH 1080  sequence. Students who select the MATH 1060 /MATH 1080  sequence will have satisfied the elective credits in the freshman year. Students interested in computer graphics should select the MATH 1060 /MATH 1080  sequence.

2 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement at Clemson University statement in Academic Regulations .

3 Select either the CPSC 1010  and CPSC 1020  sequence; or the CPSC 1060  and CPSC 1070  sequence. The sequence of CPSC 1110  and CPSC 1020  is also acceptable with one elective credit taken in the first semester.

4 See General Education Requirements .

5 MATH 1190  or MATH 4190  may be substituted.

6 Select from: COMM 1500 , COMM 2500 , HON 2230 ; or the cluster of courses AS 3090 , AS 3100 , AS 4090 , AS 4100 ; or ML 1010 , ML 1020 .

7 CPSC 2920  satisfies the Science and Technology in Society General Education Requirement.

8 MATH 3020  or MATH 3110  or STAT 3300  may be substituted. MATH 3110  is required for computer graphics courses.

9 Select from 3000-level or higher CPSC courses. No more than three credits of CPSC 3990  or CPSC 4810  may be applied to this requirement, and no more than six credits of CPSC 4820  may be applied. Up to three credits of ECE 3000-level or higher courses; or MATH 3650 ; or MATH 4000-level courses may be substituted (except MATH 4190 ).

10 Select from courses in BIOL, BCHM, CH, GEOL, MICR, PHYS; or ENSP 2000 . At least one course must include a laboratory and satisfy the Natural Science General Education Requirement .

11 Select from: ENGL 3040 , ENGL 3120 , ENGL 3140 , ENGL 3150 , ENGL 3330  

12 Select from courses in AAH, ANTH, ART, CHIN, DANC, ENGL, FR, GER, HUM, ITAL, JAPN, MUSC, PA, PHIL, REL, RUSS, SPAN or THEA. A course selected to satisfy this requirement may not also be used to satisfy the Fine Arts Requirement or the Communication; Mathematical, Scientific and Technological Literacy; Arts and Humanities; or Social Sciences General Education Requirements.

13 MUSC 2100  or any course in AAH, ART or THEA. A course selected to satisfy this requirement may not also be used to satisfy the Departmental Humanities Requirement or the Communication; Mathematical, Scientific and Technological Literacy; Arts and Humanities; or Social Sciences General Education Requirements.

Notes:

  1. For graduation, a candidate for the BA degree in Computer Science must have earned a grade of C or better in each CPSC course applied to the non-elective requirements for the degree.
  2. A grade of C or better must be earned in all prerequisite courses (including CPSC and MATH courses) before enrolling in the next CPSC course.
  3. The General Education  Cross-Cultural Awareness General Education Requirement must be satisfied.