Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)

To complete the BSCS, students must meet all requirements for an applied science degree from the McKelvey School of Engineering in addition to the below requirements. The degree requires 120 units including core courses, math courses, and electives.

Core Requirements*
CSE 131
Computer Science I3 units
CSE 132Computer Science II3 units
CSE 240
or Math 310
Logic and Discrete Mathematics
Foundations for Higher Mathematics
3 units
CSE 247Data Structures and Algorithms3 units
CSE 332SObject-Oriented Software Development Laboratory3 units
CSE 347Analysis of Algorithms3 units
Total units 18

*Each of these core courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

Technical Elective Requirements
At least 24 additional units in computer science or computer science-related courses with an S, M, T or A suffix of which at least one must be a systems (S) course and at least one must be a machine (M) or application (A) course. In satisfying these technical electives, up to 6 units may be taken outside the CSE classroom. Independent work (CSE 400E, CSE 497-CSE499) is possible by finding a suitable faculty mentor for the work. Such work can be classified as S, M, T or A with approval. Some or all of the 6 units may also be satisfied by taking courses in other departments, including those outside of the Engineering School. Students can seek approval for courses by contacting the associate chair.
Students with interests in a particular area of computing should refer to the technical elective course sequences for suggestions on which courses are relevant to that area.

Math Requirements
Math 131*Calculus I
3 units
Math 132*Calculus II3 units
Math 233*Calculus III3 units
Math 309
or ESE 318
Matrix Algebra
Engineering Mathematics A
3 units
ESE 326
or Math 3200
or QBA 120
&QBA 121
or Psych 300
Probability and Statistics for Engineering
Elementary to Intermediate Statistics and Data Analysis
Managerial Statistics I
and Managerial Statistics II
Introduction to Psychological Statistics
3 units
Total units 15

*Upon completing a course in the calculus sequence (Math 131-Math 132-Math 233) with a grade of C+ or better, the student may apply to receive credit for the preceding courses in the calculus sequence by following the department's back credit policy.

Additional Departmental Requirements*
CWP 100College Writing I3 units
Engr 310Technical Writing3 units
Natural Sciences electives 8 units
Humanities and Social Sciences electives 18 units
Total Units 32

*The College Writing and Humanities and Social Sciences requirements are those required of all students in the McKelvey School of Engineering. The Natural Sciences requirement is for 8 units designated NSM (Natural Sciences and Mathematics) from any of the following departments: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Environmental Studies, or Physics. The College Writing and Natural Sciences courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

All courses taken to meet any of the above requirements (with the exception of the humanities and social sciences electives) cannot be taken on a pass/fail basis.