BS in Computer Science

Program Requirements 

A minimum total of 120 credit hours is required for the computer science program and includes the 65 credit hours of major courses that must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.000. All courses that are prerequisites to other courses have to be completed with a grade of C- or better. In addition to meeting the requirements of the WSU General Education Program and the requirements of the College of Engineering, students in the computer science program must take the following courses:

Course Title Hours
College/Program Requirements
PHIL 125Introductory Logic 1,23
or PHIL 105 Critical Reasoning
PHIL 354Ethics and Computers 13
Mathematical/Natural Sciences
MATH 242Calculus I 15
MATH 243Calculus II 15
MATH/CS 321Discrete Structures I3
MATH/CS 322Discrete Structures II3
MATH 511Linear Algebra3
PHYS 313Physics for Scientists I 14
PHYS 314Physics for Scientists II 14
PHYS 316University Physics Lab II 11
IME 254Engineering Probability and Statistics I3
Major Courses
IME 255Engineering Economy3
CS 194Introduction to Digital Design4
CS 211Introduction to Programming4
CS 238Assembly Language Programming3
CS 311Object-Oriented Programming4
CS 394Introduction to Computer Architecture3
CS 400Data Structures4
CS 410Programming Paradigms3
CS 664Computer Networks3
CS 580Introduction to Software Engineering3
CS 510Programming Language Concepts3
CS 540Operating Systems3
CS 560Design and Analysis of Algorithms3
CS 656Introduction to Cybersecurity3
CS 665Introduction to Database Systems3
EE 585
EE 595
Senior Design Project I
and Senior Design Project II
Technical Electives
Select 12 credit hours. At least 9 out of the 12 credit hours must be from the School of Computing. Up to 2 credit hours of co-op can be used as nondepartmental technical electives.12
Other General Education Courses 315
First-Year Seminar Course or Departmental Technical Elective 43
Total Credit Hours120

Applied Learning

Students in the Bachelor of Science in computer science program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing the two capstone design experiences consisting of EE 585 and EE 595.