Computer Science: Combined Bachelor of Science & Masters of Science
For Students Entering in Fall 2008 or Later
January 13, 2013
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The College of Computer and Information Science reserves the right to modify the curriculum described in this document or the individual courses as necessary in the future.
Additional Requirements for the BS/MS
The entrance requirements for joining this BS/MS program are:
At least 32 SH in Computer Science courses must be taken at the Masters level or higher.
The final GPA for the Computer Science courses taken at the Masters level or higher must be at least 3.0.
For co-op purposes, choose attendance pattern BB.
The 2009 version of these requirements may be found at 2009 Requirements
Revision of June 1, 2012:
Revision of September 13, 2012:
Revision of December 20, 2012:
Computer Science: Undergraduate Level (45 or 46 SH: 10 @ 4 SH, 5 or 6 @ 1 SH)
Required Computer Science Courses (37 or 38 SH)
Freshmen and certain transfers will take CS 1200 during Fall semester.
Starting in Fall 2012, all students will take CS 1210 in the semester before going on co-op.
Prior to Fall 2012, transfers took CS 1220 instead of CS 1210. Starting in Fall 2012, CS 1220 will not be offered.

CS 1200 CS/IS Overview 1 1
CS 1210 CS/IS Overview 2: Co-op Preparation 1
CS 1220 CS/IS Co-op Preparation 1
Freshman level courses with labs or recitations
CS 1800 Discrete Structures 4
CS 1801 Recitation for CS 1800 0
CS 2500 Fundamentals of Computer Science 1 4
CS 2501 Lab for CS 2500 1
CS 2510 Fundamentals of Computer Science 2 4
CS 2511 Lab for CS 2510 1
CS 2800 Logic and Computation 4
CS 2801 Lab for CS 2800 1
Upper level courses
CS 2600 Computer Organization 4
CS 3500 Object-Oriented Design 4
CS 3800 Theory of Computation 4
CS 4500 Software Development 4
Senior Seminar
CS 4000 Senior Seminar 1
Computer Science Elective Requirements (8 SH)
CS Elective 1 4
CS Elective 2 (Capstone) 4

A CS elective is a 4 SH course that is not already required and that is in the ranges:
One CS Elective must be a CS course that satisfies the Capstone Requirement.
Computer Science: Masters Level (32 SH: 8 @ 4 SH)
Required Masters Level CS Courses (12 SH)
CS 5400 Principles of Programming Languages 4
CS 5600 Computer Systems 4
CS 5800 Algorithms 4
Masters Level CS Electives (20 SH)
Masters Level CS Elective 1 4
Masters Level CS Elective 2 4
Masters Level CS Elective 3 4
Masters Level CS Elective 4 4
Masters Level CS Elective 5 4
The Masters Level CS electives may be chosen from either Masters courses or from those PhD level courses for which the student is qualified.
The course CS 5010 may not be taken as a Masters Level CS elective because it duplicates material taught in the undergraduate curriculum.
2 of the 5 Masters Level CS electives must be in one of the following concentrations.
Artificial Intelligence
Database Management
Graphics
Information Security
Networks
Programming Languages
Software Engineering
Systems
Theory
English (8 SH: 2 @ 4 SH)
ENGL 1111 College Writing 4
ENGL 3302 Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions 4
With permission, you may substitute ENGL 3301 for ENGL 3302.
ENGL 3301 Advanced Writing in the Disciplines 4
Mathematics (16 SH: 4 @ 4 SH)
MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering 4
MATH 1342 Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering 4
MATH 2331 Linear Algebra 4
MATH 3081 Probability and Statistics 4
Science Pairs with Labs (10 SH: 2 @ 4 SH, 2 @ 1 SH)
Science 1 4
Lab for Science 1 1
Science 2 4
Lab for Science 2 1
You must complete a pair from the same science.
See below for the list of permitted pairs.
Electrical & Computer Engineering (4 SH: 1 @ 4 SH)
EECE 3230 Computer Architecture for Computer Scientists 4
General Requirements (4 SH: 1 @ 4 SH)
SOCL 4528 Computers & Society 4
General Electives (32 SH: 8 @ 4 SH)
Elective 1: Level 1 Arts/Humanities Core 4
Elective 2: Level 1 Social Sciences Core 4
Elective 3 4
Elective 4 4
Elective 5 4
Elective 6 4
Elective 7 4
Elective 8 4
The general electives must be consistent with the policy on general electives articulated by the College of Computer and Information Science on the college web site.
NU Core
2 of the general electives must be used to satisfy:
Level 1 Arts/Humanities Core
Level 1 Social Sciences Core
Comparative Cultures Requirement
The Comparative Cultures Requirement must be satisfied. If this is done by taking a course then this course must be one of the general electives that is taken in addition to the NU Core Level 1 electives.
Details for Science Pairs with Labs
The following is the list of permitted science pairs with labs.
Biology
Take the following course and lab:
BIOL 1111 General Biology 1 4
BIOL 1112 Lab for BIOL 1111 1
Then choose one course and lab from:
BIOL 1113 General Biology 2 4
BIOL 1114 Lab for BIOL 1113 1
BIOL 2301 Genetics & Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 2302 Lab for BIOL 2301 1
Chemistry
Take the following courses, labs, and recitations:
CHEM 1211 General Chemistry 1 4
CHEM 1212 Lab for CHEM 1211 1
CHEM 1213 Recitation for CHEM 1211 0
CHEM 1214 General Chemistry 2 4
CHEM 1215 Lab for CHEM 1214 1
CHEM 1216 Recitation for CHEM 1214 0
Earth & Environmental Science
Take one or both of the following pairs of courses and labs:
ENVR 1200 Dynamic Earth 4
ENVR 1201 Lab for ENVR 1200 1
ENVR 1202 History of Earth & Life 4
ENVR 1203 Lab for ENVR 1202 1
If you choose only ENVR 1200 and its lab, then choose one course and its lab from the following:
ENVR 2310 Earth Materials 4
ENVR 2311 Lab for ENVR 2310 1
ENVR 2340 Earth Landforms & Processes 4
ENVR 2341 Lab for ENVR 2340 1
ENVR 3300 Geographic Information Systems 4
ENVR 3301 Lab for ENVR 3300 1
ENVR 4106 Coastal Processes 4
ENVR 4107 Lab for ENVR 4106 1
ENVR 4500 Applied Hydrogeology 4
ENVR 4501 Lab for ENVR 4500 1
ENVR 5244 Sedimentation 4
ENVR 5245 Lab for ENVR 5244 1
If you choose only ENVR 1202 and its lab, then choose:
ENVR 5242 Ancient Marine Life 4
ENVR 5243 Lab for ENVR 5242 1
Physics
Take one of the following Physics groups.
Physics Group A
PHYS 1145 Physics for Life Sciences 1 4
PHYS 1146 Lab for PHYS 1145 1
PHYS 1147 Physics for Life Sciences 2 4
PHYS 1148 Lab for PHYS 1147 1
Physics Group B
PHYS 1151 Physics for Engineering 1 4
PHYS 1152 Lab for PHYS 1151 1
PHYS 1153 Interactive Learning Session for PHYS 1151 0
PHYS 1155 Physics for Engineering 2 4
PHYS 1156 Lab for PHYS 1155 1
PHYS 1157 Interactive Learning Session for PHYS 1155 0
Physics Group C
PHYS 1161 Physics 1 4
PHYS 1162 Lab for PHYS 1161 1
PHYS 1163 Recitation for PHYS 1161 0
PHYS 1165 Physics 2 4
PHYS 1166 Lab for PHYS 1165 1
PHYS 1167 Recitation for PHYS 1165 0