Computer Science + Chemistry, BSLAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences Major in Computer Science + Chemistry

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Undergraduate Degree Programs in Chemistry

for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences Major in Computer Science + Chemistry

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 visit the computer science advisor as well as the Chemical Sciences advising office.

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 66 hours. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.

Required Computer Science Coursework
CS 100Computer Science Orientation (recommended; CS 100 is an orientation course aimed at first-year students, so students who declare the major after the freshman year are not required to complete it.)1
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
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
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 Chemistry Coursework - Minimum of 24 hours
Foundation Courses- 12 hours required
Select one of the following (General or Accelerated Chemistry):8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
Accelerated Chemistry I
and Accelerated Chemistry Lab I
and Accelerated Chemistry II
CHEM 232Elementary Organic Chemistry I4
or CHEM 236 Fundamental Organic Chem I
Advanced Chemistry Courses- 12 hours
CHEM 440Physical Chemistry Principles4
or CHEM 442 Physical Chemistry I
In consultation with an advisor, choose 8 hours of 300- or 400- level chemistry courses (The following courses may not be used to complete the advanced chemistry hours: CHEM 315, CHEM 397, CHEM 445, CHEM 447, CHEM 492, CHEM 494, CHEM 496, CHEM 497 and CHEM 499; and any course in another unit, such as any BIOC or MCB course.)8