Computer Science and Liberal Arts and Sciences Discipline

The LAS major in Computer Science and an LAS Discipline is a flexible program for students who plan to pursue technical or professional careers in arts and sciences areas requiring a sound grounding in computer science. This major allows students to combine study of computer science with training in a field in Liberal Arts and Sciences to offer students novel perspectives in interdisciplinary work.  Students can use the supporting coursework to prepare for employment immediately upon graduation or for pursuing graduate study in a wide variety of fields or to complete a significant body of courses in a single area, such as a double major or minor.

Students are strongly encouraged to get involved in undergraduate research through independent studies and funded research experiences, with the goal of learning from the University of Illinois CS and LAS internationally recognized scholars outside the classroom and participating in the exciting quest for new contributions to the field.

Students interested in Mathematics or Statistics should enroll in the Math/CS or Stat/CS degree

Current approved curricula include:

Computer Science and Anthropology

Computer Science and Astronomy

Computer Science and Chemistry

Computer Science and Linguistics

For the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum

Please see the computer science advisor as well as the advisor in your LAS discipline.

Current approved curricula include:

Computer Science and Anthropology

Computer Science email: academic@cs.illinois.edu
Anthropology email: anthro@illinois.edu

Computer Science and Astronomy

Computer Science email: academic@cs.illinois.edu
Astronomy email: astronomy@illinois.edu

Computer Science and Chemistry

Computer Science email: academic@cs.illinois.edu
Chemistry email: School of Chemical Sciences advising: scs-advising@illinois.edu

Computer Science and Linguistics

Computer Science email: academic@cs.illinois.edu
Linguistics email: lasersoh@illinois.edu

Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 66 hours, including 32 in Computer Science and 24 in the LAS discipline.

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

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses 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 advisor in your LAS discipline.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Required Computer Science Courses:
CS 100Freshman Orientation 10-1
CS 125Intro to Computer Science4
CS 126Software Design Studio3
CS 173Discrete Structures3
CS 225Data Structures4
CS 233Computer Architecture4
CS 241System Programming4
Choose one of the following:3
Statistical Analysis
Biostatistics
Probability & Statistics for Computer Science
CS 374Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation4
CS 421Progrmg 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
MATH 231Calculus II3
LAS Discipline coursework (Min. of 24 hours)24
An additional 24 hours of coursework in one of the following Liberal Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology, Astronomy, Chemistry, or Linguistics. Coursework must be chosen in consultation with an advisor and approved by the LAS department. Must include at least 12 hours at the 300- or 400-level.
Total Hours65-67
1

 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.