Computer Science and Philosophy

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

Major in Computer Science and Philosophy

Please see the computer science advisor as well as the philosophy advisor.

Computer science email:

Philosophy email:

Minimum required major and supporting 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).

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Required Computer Science Courses:32-33
CS 100Freshman Orientation 11
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:
Probability & Statistics for Computer Science
Statistical Analysis
CS 374Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation4
CS 421Programming Languages & Compilers3 or 4
Mathematics (may also fulfill the General Education Quantitative Reasoning I and II requirements)9-10
MATH 220Calculus5
or MATH 221 Calculus I
MATH 225Introductory Matrix Theory2
MATH 231Calculus II3
Required Philosophy coursework
PHIL 203Ancient Philosophy4
PHIL 206Early Modern Philosophy4
PHIL 421Ethical Theories3 or 4
Choose one of the following:3
Theory of Knowledge
PHIL 454Advanced Symbolic Logic3 or 4
PHIL 480, Capstone Seminar3
In consultation with an advisor, choose 12 hours of philosophy courses, not more than one of which may be at the 100-level and at least two of which must be at the 300- or 400-level.12