Degree Requirements Effective for Students Who Matriculated Fall 2012 or Later The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS-CS) at the University of Georgia provides a strong foundation in computer science theory and practice in the context of a liberal arts education. Typical BS-CS program graduates pursue careers in software development, systems administration, consulting, or project management. In addition, BS-CS graduates pursue graduate studies at universities throughout the country. The BS-CS program at The University of Georgia is accredited by the CAC Commission of ABET. Our degree requirements changed for students who declared their CSCI major during the Fall 2012 semester or later. Students who declared their CSCI major during Fall 2012 or later will fulfill the new requirements. Students who declared their major prior to 2012 must fulfill the Pre-2012 BS-CS requirements (Pre-2012 course flowchart). Please note that the UGA Bulletin is the official source for degree requirements. Summary of Requirements (Fall 2012 and later) BS-CS degree students must satisfy four levels of requirements in 121 credit hours: UGA General Education Core Curriculum requirements; School of Computing Major Requirements; Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (FCAS) requirements; and Additional University System of Georgia requirements. Note: Many courses can count for both a General Education Core and Franklin College requirement. For instance, taking HIST 2111 fulfills Franklin College's History requirement, provides hours toward the Social Sciences requirement for UGA, and also fulfills the United States and Georgia History requirement. All BS-CS students are required to consult an academic advisor prior to registering for classes. Major Requirements for Computer Science In addition to fulfilling University of Georgia's General Education Core Curriculum, BS-CS students complete major coursework. BS-CS major coursework consist of both Area IV (Major) courses as well as BS-CS Major Requirements and BS-CS Electives. All major-related coursework and associated pre-requisites must be fulfilled with grades of C (2.0) or higher. A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required in all Area VI courses and prerequisite courses CSCI 1301-1301L, CSCI 1730, and CSCI 2610 or equivalent courses that are counted as prerequisites to complete the Computer Science major. Area VI Requirements for Computer ScienceEffective for students matriculating Fall 2012 or later Course No. Course Title Prerequisites CSCI 1302 Software Development CSCI 1301 CSCI 2670 Theory of Computation CSCI 2610 CSCI 2720 Data Structures CSCI 1302, CSCI 2610 MATH 2250 Calculus I MATH 1113 BS-CS Major Requirements for Computer Science Effective for students matriculating Fall 2012 or later Requirement Courses Satisfying this Requirement Computing & Society CSCI 3030: Computing, Ethics, and Society Computer Architecture CSCI 4720: Computer Architecture Algorithms CSCI 4470: Algorithms Application Design CSCI 4050: Software EngineeringCSCI 4370: Database Management (choose one of the above two courses) Systems Design CSCI 4570: CompilersCSCI 4730: Operating SystemsCSCI 4760: Computer Networks (Choose one of the above three courses) Major Electives CSCI 4000-level courses (not already taken to fulfill another CSCI requirement) (12 hours) Students may complete an optional Area of Emphasis to give your degree more structure and help you in presenting your qualifications to potential employers. Major Related Electives (Math) CSCI 2150-2150LCSCI 4150/6150MATH 2260*MATH 2270MATH 2400MATH 2410/MATH 2410HMATH 2500MATH 2700MATH 3000MATH 3300MATH 3500/MATH 3500HMATH 3510/MATH 3510HSTAT 2000*STAT 4210 (Choose 11 hours of the above courses. Note, choosing 7 of these hours from upper-division coursework helps students meet the requirements of 39-hours of upper division coursework overall) *If MATH 2260 or STAT 2000 was taken to satisfy core curriculum requirements, students must select another course to satisfy major-related requirements. Students are also required to take one of the following courses to fulfill a teamwork requirement: CSCI 4050, CSCI 4300, CSCI 4530, or CSCI 4800. This course may overlap with another CSCI requirement. The BS-CS (Effective Fall 2012) course flowchart worksheet is available for gaining insight into the pre-requisite structure. However, please note that the UGA Bulletin is the official source for degree requirements. Academic Advising The professional advisors at the Franklin College will help you navigate this maze of requirements and achieve a timely graduation. See our Undergraduate Advising page for details on the advising process.