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(Archive) Computer Science (CMPSC)

ARCHIVED FILE
Begin Date: Summer Session 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Computer Science (CMPSC) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR DALE MILLER, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Science is concerned with the analysis, design, and applications of computing software and systems. It includes a core foundation in computer hardware and software with emphasis on the design of efficient default-free software. It includes programming languages, data structures, compilers, operating systems, data bases, and artificial intelligence.

The major is designed to provide fundamental training in preparing graduates for positions in schools, commerce, industry, and government. Students should consult their advisers in formulating suitable programs.

For the B.S. degree in Computer Science, a minimum of 125 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(15 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 94 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (56 credits)
PHYS 201 GN(4)[1], 202 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CSE 103 GQ(4)[1], 120(3)[1], 231(3)[1], 260(3)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], 141 GQ(4)[1], 220 GQ(2) (Sem: 1-4)
CSE 271(3)[1], 331(3)[1], MATH 230(4) (Sem: 3-4)
STAT 318(3), 319(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CSE 411(3)[1], 428(3)[1], 465(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
CSE 420W(3) or 430W(3) (Sem: 7-8)
Select one course from three of the following lists a, b, c, d: (Sem: 7-8)
a. CSE 413(3), 418(3), 431(3), 458(3), 471(3)
b. CSE 412(3), 447(3), 477(3)
c. CSE 421(3), 441W(3), 481(3), 486(3)
d. CSE 451(3), 455(3), 456(3), 457(3), 467(3)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (26 credits)
Select 3 credits from the approved list of natural sciences courses (Sem: 3-4)
Select 0-8 credits in a foreign language (proficiency demonstrated by examination or course work to the level of the second semester; if fewer than 8 credits are needed to reach the required proficiency, students choose selections from program list to total 8 credits.) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 9-17 credits from department list (Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 5-6)
Select 6 credits in 400-level non-CSE courses in consultation with adviser (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-03-024

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)

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