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Applied Option

Computer science is a key component in many different fields: psychology, biology, music, chemistry, mathematics, any area in health/medical fields. This option allows student to take their CS courses and begin to apply them to these other outside areas and fields. Students can pick and choose different courses that interest them and put together a program that prepares them for using CS in a specific and targeted field. There are also 3 options already outlined that students may use to choose courses for approval: multimedia minor, simulation and gaming, and software systems for sustainability and renewable energy.

STEPS TO DECLARE OPTION:

  1. Make an appointment to speak with a CS advisor.
  2. Choose between Pre-Approved or Personal Options.

Important Notes

  • ALL CS - Applied Option Students must complete/submit an Approval Form for Applied Options.
  • Any changes to the Applied Plan bust be approved and documented by the CS Head Advisor.
  • PLAN AHEAD! Not all courses are offered every term and can be limited even to certain years!
     

REQUIRED PRE COURSES FOR Pro ENTRANCE (calculated in Pre GPA):

  • CS 160
  • CS 161
  • CS 162
  • CS 261
  • CS 271
  • CS 275
  • MTH 231
  • MTH 251
  • MTH 252
  • COMM 111 or 114
  • WR 121
  • WR 214 or 222

Pre-Approved Options

A pre-approved options means that the faculty have identified a group of courses that can be selected and taken to fulfill the Applied program. Students must still submit an Approval Form for Applied Options. The three pre-approved plans are:

  • Multimedia minor
  • Game & Simulation Development
  • Software Systems for Sustainability & Renewable Energy (SSSRE)

Multimedia Minor

  1. Student must declare a Multimedia minor by completing a Change of Major Form and have it signed in the College of Liberal Arts Office (Gilkey Hall 213). Make an appt. with Jeff Hale: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/advising
  2. Review the Approved Option Description
  3. Complete and submit an Approval Form for Applied Options to KEC 1148 (EECS main office) or email to calvin.hughes@oregonstate.edu
  4. Upon approval, make sure that MyDegrees accurately reflects plan.

Game & Simulation Development

  1. Review the Approved Option Description
  2. Complete and submit an Approval Form for Applied Options to KEC 1148 (EECS main office) or email to calvin.hughes@oregonstate.edu
  3. Upon approval, make sure that MyDegrees accurately reflects plan.

Software Systems for Sustainability and Renewable Energy (SSSRE)

  1. Review the Approve Option Description
  2. Complete and submit an Approval Form for Applied Options to KEC 1148 (EECS main office) or email to calvin.hughes@oregonstate.edu
  3. Upon approval, make sure that MyDegrees accurately reflects plan.

Personal Applied Option

  1. After meeting with an advisor, complete and submit an Approval Form for Applied Options to KEC 1148 (EECS main office) or email to calvin.hughes@oregonstate.edu
  2. Your proposal must go through the curriculum committee for approval which could take up to 2 weeks.
  3. BE SURE to plan ahead and know when courses are being offered through other departments to avoid graduation issues.
     

Thinking about majoring in biology or psychology? Take a look at these options.

*Courses in these options are still being modified.  Please consult your advisor about your interest in these options.

Biology Meets Computers    Psychology Meets Computers