Elective Requirements

The objective of this requirement is to expand the student’s contact with advanced, "state-of-the-art" topics in the major field geared toward their own interest. Students are prescribed technical electives based on their CS Concentration track selected.

A. Computational Biology

  • BIOL 200 Genetics
  • BIOL 320 Molecular Biology
  • CSCI 474 Computational Biology
  • Any technical elective approved for the Computer Science track

B.Computational Chemistry

  • CHEM 001 General and Applied Chemistry
  • CHEM 184 Methods in Computational Chemistry
  • MATH 159 Differential Equations or MATH 164 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
  • Any technical elective approved for the Computer Science track

C.Gaming

  • CSCI 421 Computer and Video Game Development
  • CSCI 422 Game Engine Programming
  • Any technical elective approved for the Computer Science track

D.Computational Mathematics

  • MATH 159 Differential Equations
  • MATH 164 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
  • Any technical elective approved for the Computer Science track

E.Computer Networking

  • CSCI 450  Introduction to Computer Networks
  • CSCI 451 Applied Wireless networks
  • CSCI 452 Network and Web Programming
  • INFO 393 Network/Internet Security Management

F.Computational Physics

  • PHYS 154 Computational Physics I
  • PHYS 155 Computational Physics II
  • MATH 159 Differential Equations or MATH 164 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
  • Any technical elective approved for the Computer Science track

G.Cybersecurity

  • INFO-391  Introduction to Information Security
  • INFO-393 Network/Internet Security Management
  • CSCI 453 Intro to Cybersecurity I
  • CSCI 454 Intro to Cybersecurity II, or INFO 393 Network/Internet Security Management
  • CSCI 429 Computer and Network Forensics I
  • CSCI 430 Computer and Network Forensics II
  • CSCI 456 Introduction to Behavioral Cybersecurity
  • CSCI 433 Introduction to Database Security

H.Computer Science

  • Any CSCI course numbered 300 to 499 (excluding required courses).
  • Any CSCI Graduate courses open to seniors.
  • Computer Engineering EECE 211 Introduction to Digital Systems
  • Computer Engineering EECE 412 Advanced Digital Systems
  • Electrical Engineering EECE-416 Microcomputer Design.
  • EECE-456 Embedded Systems Design Laboratory
  • Any Mathematics courses not required and having a Calculus prerequisite.
  • Any course approved by the department.

I.Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • EGPP 493 Bison Startup: Technology Entrepreneurship and Lean Startups
  • EGPP 494 Bison Accelerate: Launch and Iterate


Non-Technical Electives

Four courses, each of at least 3 credits, are required. Among these courses must be:

  • One from the University’s African-American Cluster
    • ENGL 054/055 African-American Literature
    • POLS 006 Pan-Africanism
    • HIST 005/006 Introduction to Black Diaspora
    • AFST 101 African World: Intro. To Contemporary Africa
    • AFRO 005/006 Afro-American Studies
    • MUTP 100 Blacks in the Arts
    • FASH 102 Perspectives on African-American Dress
    • ARTH 193 Black Body Dress and Culture
  • Any course from the Divisional Studies A, B, C, and D lists of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Any foreign language course at "Level II" or higher, or a "Level I" course provided that a more advanced course in the same language is included.
  • Any other course recommended in writing by the student’s academic advisor and approved by the department chairperson.

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