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 (through the online form below) by the end of their first term in the Professional Program.
  • Any changes to the Applied Plan must 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.

To submit a proposed plan of study, use the Applied CS Program webform.

View an example plan to get an idea of a particular student's course schedule. For more details about completing an academic plan, make an appointment with an advisor.