Washington University, St. Louis Engineering

BS in Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) is the traditional computer science degree in the School of Engineering & Applied Science. If you are planning a career in computer science and want a degree with an engineering flavor, then a BSCS may be the right choice. The degree requires 120 units, including a set of eight core courses and six electives that provide a broad CS background.

  1. Core: CSE 131, CSE 132, CSE 240, CSE 241, CSE 332S, CSE 436S, (CSE 260M or CSE 361S), and (CSE 422S or CSE 431S or CSE 425S)
  2. CSE technical electives: Any six (6) additional CS courses with an S, T, M, or A suffix. These courses must include at least one from theory (T), at least one from systems (S), and at least one from either machines (M) or applications (A). Up to six [6] units of Independent Study (CSE 400 or CSE 400E) can count towards technical electives. There is no limit as to how many Independent Study courses that can count towards the general 120 units.
  3. Calculus: Math 131-132-233
  4. Mathematics: Math 131-132-233 or 141-142, Math 217, and Math 309 or ESE 318 or ESE 319
  5. Probability: Math 3200 or ESE 326 or the sequence QBA 120-121
  6. Science: Physics 117A-118A and Chemistry 111A-151
  7. Writing: EP 310 and the EComp requirement
  8. Humanities and Social Sciences: 18 units total, with at least 6 units in the humanities and at least 6 in the social sciences
  9. Additional requirements: At least 30 units at the 300-level or higher must be Engineering courses.

*Please check Engineering School rules and policies on the Bulletin.

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Bryan Hall, CB 1045, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-6160, Fax: (314) 935-7302

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