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Applied Option

The Applied option allows students to develop a degree program that focuses on their area of interest. Students can shape a program that includes fields outside computer science such as music, chemistry, mathematics and medical fields, or specialize in an area of computer science such as artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, game and simulation development, human-computer interaction, and computer security. Students pick 32 credits of electives to develop a cohesive focus area and shape their degree to their particular interest or needs.

Important Notes

  • ALL Applied Option students must complete and submit an Approval Form for Applied Options to an advisor by the end of their first term in the Professional Program.
  • Any changes to the Applied Plan bust be approved and documented by the CS Curriculum Committee.
  • PLAN AHEAD! Not all courses are offered every term and can be limited even to certain years!

Required Pre-courses for Pro-school 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

Ideas for options:

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

Biology Meets Computers    Psychology Meets Computers