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    Oct 07, 2022  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

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
  • Maximum 6 credit hours of CSC coursework may be substituted for relevant non-CSC coursework with the approval of the program director

Course Requirements


Calculus (4 credit hours)


Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Statistics (4 credit hours)


Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Tracks: Breadth of Knowledge (12 credit hours)


Complete 12 credit hours from the following, including 3 credit hours from each of the following tracks:

Tracks: Depth of Knowledge (12 credit hours)


Complete 12 credit hours from one of the following tracks:

Note: The course applied to the breadth of knowledge requirement cannot be double counted in this requirement. Students may substitute a custom track developed with the approval of the program director and consisting of a minimum of 6 credit hours of CSC coursework.

Capstone (6 credit hours)


Complete 6 credit hours from the following:

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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