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    Jul 13, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science (BS)

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Offered by the Department of Computer Science , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the major requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and departmental approval.

University Requirements

AU Core Requirements

For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements

  • 62 credit hours with grades of C or better, including at least 40 credit hours at or above 300-level

Course Requirements

Calculus (4 credit hours)

Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Statistics (4 credit hours)

Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Content Domains (12 credit hours)

Complete 12 credit hours with one course from four of the following content domains:

Concentration (12 credit hours)

Complete 12 credit hours at or above 300-level, with no more than 3 credit hours of internship, independent study, or independent reading, from the following, or other approved courses:

Note: Students may develop an individual sequence of courses, which may include courses outside the discipline that contain substantive content which expands or extends their understanding of the discipline of Computer Science. Examples of individually-designed concentrations include but are not limited to data science, game programming, cyber-security, computer forensics, international service, management consulting, entrepreneurship, neural sciences, physics, mathematics, economics, government computing, environmental studies, computer graphics design, bioinformatics, multimedia computing, or technical writing.

Capstone (6 credit hours)

Combined Computer Science (BS) and Computer Science (MS)

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. For more information, see Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  of this catalog.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor’s/master’s programs:

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