This program combines the study of computer science with a liberal arts education. It prepares students for employment as computing professionals while offering significant freedom to choose coursework in other areas. The major is especially popular with students who want the technical education in computer science with the flexibility to take other non-technical courses, sometimes in the form of a minor or certificate.
Note: the CSC and CSE degree programs are virtually identical in the core Computer Science coursework. Both programs are Bachelor of Science and are equal in terms of the learning of the discipline of Computer Science, as well as career preparation and opportunities. CSE is under the rules, regulations, policies, and authority of the College of Engineering; CSC is under the rules, regulations, policies, and authority of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). The CISE department administers the academic particulars and delivery of the CSC program; however, since the CSC is under the authority CLAS, students interested in changing majors to CSC will need to contact an advisor in the CLAS Academic Advising Center in Farrior Hall.
Catalog Year 2013-present
Catalog Year 2012 and previous
Interested students should contact a CISE Academic Advisor or visit the CISE Student Services Center (E405 CSE Building).