Computer Science and Chemistry

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

Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum

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

Computer Science email:
Chemistry advising (School of Chemical Sciences advising):

Minimum required major coursework normally equates to 66 hours.

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

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Required Computer Science Coursework
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
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
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 28

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.


 The following courses may not be used to complete the advanced chemistry hours: CHEM 315CHEM 397CHEM 420CHEM 445CHEM 447CHEM 492CHEM 494CHEM 496CHEM 497 and CHEM 499; and any course in another unit, such as any BIOC or MCB course.