Computer Science + Astronomy, BSLAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Computer Science & Astronomy


computer science website: CS + X Degrees

astronomy website: CS + Astronomy

department page: https://astro.illinois.edu/


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college websites: https://las.illinois.edu/ and https://engineering.illinois.edu


astronomy email: astronomy@illinois.edu

computer science email: undergrad@cs.illinois.edu


for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Computer Science & Astronomy


A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office by the beginning of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see the computer science advisor as well as the astronomy advisor.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 68-71 hours. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs office by the beginning of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see the Computer Science advisor as well as the Astronomy advisor.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.

Required Computer Science Coursework
CS 100Freshman Orientation (recommended) 11
CS 124Introduction to Computer Science I3
CS 128Introduction to Computer Science II3
CS 173Discrete Structures3
CS 225Data Structures4
CS 222Software Design Lab1
Choose one of the following combinations8-11
Computer Architecture
and System Programming
OR
Introduction to Computer Systems
& two CS courses at the 400 level above CS 403, excluding CS 421 and CS 491
Choose one of the following:3
Statistical Analysis
Biostatistics
Probability & Statistics for Computer Science
CS 374Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation4
CS 421Programming Languages & Compilers3
Mathematics (may also fulfill the General Education Quantitative Reasoning I and II requirements)
MATH 221Calculus I4-5
or MATH 220 Calculus
MATH 225Introductory Matrix Theory2 or 3
or MATH 257 Linear Algebra with Computational Applications
MATH 231Calculus II3
Required Astronomy Coursework - Minimum of 27 Hours
Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy Foundations15
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec & Mag4
MATH 241Calculus III4
ASTR 210Introduction to Astrophysics3
Advanced Astronomy Courses (Minimum 12 total advanced ASTR hours required)12-13
ASTR 310Computing in Astronomy3
Select 2 courses from the following list: 6-7
Stellar Astrophysics
Planetary Systems
Galaxies and the Universe
Astronomical Techniques
Additional ASTR course(s) at the 300 level or higher2-3