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

Computer Science, BS


Program Description


The Computer Science program is oriented toward design, implementation, and application of software systems to solve information processing problems. This program is more technically oriented than the Computer Information Systems curriculum. It prepares students for employment in the computer software field or for continued study toward an advanced degree in computer science. This program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org. 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.

Bachelor’s to Master’s Plan

The School of Computing allows students to apply up to nine hours of graduate credit (6000- and 8000-level courses) toward both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students participating in this program must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.4 and be admitted to the Graduate School prior to registering for graduate courses. Details of the suggested curriculum and program information are available from the School.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Credit Hours: 16

Junior Year


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 122


Footnotes


1 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.

2 Two-semester sequence in the same physical or biological science, each including a laboratory, is required. Select one of the following sequences:

The six remaining credits may be selected from BIOL, BCHM, CH, GEN, GEOL, MICR, PHYS courses; or ENSP 2000 . Excess credits in the lab sciences may apply to the remaining science requirements.

3 See General Education Requirements .

4 MATH 1190  or MATH 4190  may be substituted.

5 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 .

6 MATH 3020  or STAT 3300  may be substituted.

7 Select from courses in AAH, ANTH, ART, CHIN, COMM, DANC, EAS, ECON, ENGL, FR, GEOG, GER, HIST, HUM, ITAL, JAPN, MUSC, PA, PAS, PHIL, POSC, PSYC, REL, RUSS, SOC, SPAN, THEA, WS. Courses selected to satisfy this requirement may not also be used to satisfy the Communication; Mathematical, Scientific and Technological Literacy; Arts and Humanities; or Social Sciences General Education Requirements.

8 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 ). Courses selected to satisfy this requirement may not also be used to satisfy other major requirements.

9 Select CPSC 3120  or CPSC 3500  

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

Notes:

  1. For graduation, a candidate for the BS degree in Computer Science must have earned a grade of C or better in each CPSC course applied to the non-elective requirements of 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. General Education  Cross-Cultural Awareness and Science and Technology in Society requirements must be satisfied.