Nov 14, 2018  
Undergraduate Record 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Record 2018-2019

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

Unrestricted 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 2100 - Introduction to Biology w/ Laboratory: Cell Biology & Genetics; BIOL 2200 - Introduction to Biology w/ Laboratory: Organismal & Evolutionary Biology; CHEM 1620 - Introductory Chemistry II for Engineers; PHYS 2620 - Modern Physics; MSE 2090 - Introduction to Materials Science; any APMA course 2000 or higher, not already required by a student’s major, and does not duplicate material from another APMA course.
(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


Due to a rapidly growing demand for computing courses, the department can only accept a limited number of students to declare a minor in Computer Science. The CS department continues to work with the university to obtain resources that will allow more students to declare the Computer Science minor. Currently, SEAS students who complete CS 2150 can apply for CS Minor status. Non-SEAS students must complete all minor requirements before applying.

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 regarding the CS Minor can be found at https://engineering.virginia.edu/departments/computer-science/academics/computer-science-undergraduate-programs/cs-minor.

Requirements to Declare the Minor: SEAS students wishing to declare the minor normally apply in the spring of their first or second year. Applications from third and fourth year students will be considered only if there are still available spaces that were not taken earlier. The normal deadline is March 1. Applicants who have already completed CS 2150 will be notified if they have been accepted as a CS minor by April 1. Applicants who are currently enrolled in CS 2150 will be notified if they have been accepted as a CS minor by June 1.

BS in Computer Engineering majors: CpE students cannot declare the minor in CS. Because the CpE combines CS and EE, graduates with this degree will automatically have the equivalent of the minor in CS.

Courses


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