May 26, 2019  
Undergraduate Record 2016-2017 
    
Undergraduate Record 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Computer Science (B.S.)


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Program Objectives Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program:

  • Have the knowledge and skills that allow them to make tangible contributions in their profession.
  • Have the knowledge and skills that allow them meet new technical challenges.
  • Are able to contribute effectively to society.
  • Are able to work effectively as team leaders and members.
  • Have the ability to be innovators in the design, analysis and application of computer systems.

Grading Policy Majors and minors are required to maintain a C average or better in their CS courses.
 

Computer Science Curriculum (127 credits)


Third Semester Credits: 16


APMA Elective (See footnote 3 below) Credits: 3

HSS Elective (See footnote 1 below) Credits: 3

Fourth Semester Credits: 16


STS 2xxx/3xxx Credits: 3

Unrestricted Elective (See footnote 4 below) Credits: 3

Fifth Semester Credits: 18


APMA Elective (See footnote 3 below) Credits: 3

HSS Elective (See footnote 1 below) Credits: 3

Unrestrictive Elective (See footnote 4 below) Credits: 3

Sixth Semester Credits: 15


APMA Elective (See footnote 3 below) Credits: 3

Unrestricted Elective (See footnote 4 below) Credits: 3

HSS Elective (See footnote 1 below) Credits: 3

CS 3xxx/4xxx Elective Credits: 3

Seventh Semester Credits: 15


CS 3xxx/4xxx Elective Credits:3 

CS 4970  (see Footnote 5 below) or CS 3XXX/4XXX Elective Credits: 3

Unrestricted Elective (See footnote 4 below) Credits: 3

Eighth Semester Credits: 15


CS 4971 - Capstone Practicum II  (See footnote 5 below) or CS 4980 - Capstone Research  Credits: 1 to 3

CS 3xxx/4xxx Credits: 3

Unrestricted Elective (See footnote 4 below) Credits: 3

HSS Elective (See footnote 1 below) Credits: 3

Footnotes


(1) Chosen from the approved list available in A122 Thornton Hall.
(2) Chosen from: BIOL 2010, 2020; CHEM 1620; ECE 2066; MSE 2090; and PHYS 2620.
(3) Chosen from APMA 2130, 3080, 3100, 3120 or 3150 (but cannot take both 3120 and 3150). APMA 3100 is required to take during one of the semesters.
(4) Unrestricted electives may be chosen from any graded course in the University except mathematics courses below MATH 1310 and courses that substantially duplicate any others offered for the degree, including PHYS 2010, 2020; CS 1100, 1200; or any introductory programming course. Students in doubt as to what is acceptable to satisfy a degree requirement should get the approval of their advisor and the dean’s office, located in A122 Thornton Hall. APMA 1090 counts as a three-credit unrestricted elective.
(5) The CS capstone experience 4970 and 4971 requires 4th year standing.
(6
) CS 2190 requires second- or third-year standing.

Minor


The 18-credit computer science minor consists of CS 1110 (or one of the following:  1111,1112, 1113 or 1120), 2110, 2102 and 2150. In addition, two three-credit non-independent study computer science electives at the 3000 level or better must be taken. More information and a list of allowable electives are available at www.cs.virginia.edu/minor. Students must apply for a CS Minor by late February. Approval is decided in early March.

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