The credit/no-credit option may not be applied to any courses specifically listed above, nor may that option be applied to computer science electives
Progressing in the Major
Students may enroll in each of CS 149, CS 159, CS 240 and CS 261 at most twice. Most CS courses require a grade of “C-” or better (“B-” or better in CS 149) in prerequisite courses. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in all courses used to satisfy CS major degree requirements.
Periodically, the department may offer a collection of two or more advanced courses in a particular area of study.
Students successfully completing those courses will obtain a certificate in that area of study. Examples of possible certificate programs include networking, software engineering and information security.
U.S. Government Requirements for Computer Scientists
The U.S. government standard for occupational category GS- 1550: Computer Science Series includes a requirement of 15 hours in statistics and mathematics including differential and integral calculus. This means that students considering a career as a computer scientist with the U.S. government (including DoD, NASA, etc.) must complete more math courses than the minimum requirement for a B.S. degree. Recommended calculus sequences for these students are MATH 235-MATH 236 or MATH 231- MATH 232-MATH 236. However, only the U.S. Office of Personnel Management can give final approval of individual qualifications.