Computer Systems Engineering - B.S.C.S.E.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 130 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1102M or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 2250* or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): PHYS 1211-1211L* or PHYS 1251*

Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L) or (BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or (BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L


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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): MATH 2260*

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H 
POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H 


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Area VI
CSCI 1301-1301L*
CSCI 1302*
MATH 2500*
MATH 2700*
PHYS 1212-1212L* or PHYS 1252


If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Entrance Requirements
Applicants are initially admitted as "Intended Majors." There is no guarantee of acceptance into the Computer Systems Engineering Degree program. To be considered as a candidate for Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.C.S.E.), students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the following courses: 
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
Selection of applicants is based on a review of student scores and achievements in the following three areas:
  • Entrance Requirement Coursework (30%)
  • Major Specific Coursework (40%)
  • Personal Statement of Purpose (30%)

Entrance Requirement Coursework
Entrance Requirement Coursework applies to all degree programs. Students must complete the following courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better:

Major Specific Coursework
To be considered as a candidate for Computer Systems Engineering (B.S.C.S.E.), students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the following courses: 

Personal Statement of Purpose
In no more than two pages, provide your personal statement of purpose:
  • Explain your interest in engineering and describe your experience with engineering.
  • What is your ultimate career aspiration?
  • How will your chosen College of Engineering major(s) enable you to reach your career goals?

The above criteria are minimum application requirements and do not guarantee acceptance to any major in the College of Engineering.


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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
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Required Courses (70 hours)
First Year - Fall Semester
CSCI 1301-1301L* (Area VI)
CSEE 2200
ENGL 1101 (Area I)
FYOS 1001
MATH 2250* (Area I)
Social Science Elective (Area V) 

First Year - Spring Semester
CSCI 1302* (Area VI)
CSCI 2611
CSEE 2210
MATH 2260* (Area III)
PHYS 1211-1211L* or PHYS 1251* (Area II) 

Second Year - Fall Semester
CSCI 1730
CSEE 2220*
ENGL 1102 (Area I)
MATH 2500* (Area VI)
PHYS 1212-1212L* or PHYS 1252*  (Area VI)

Second Year - Spring Semester
CSCI 2720 
CSEE 2920
ENGR 2170*
MATH 2700* (Area VI)
Social Science Elective (Area V)  
World Language and Culture (Area IV)

Third Year - Fall Semester
CSEE 4270
ELEE 4230/6230
ENGR 2090
ENGR 2110*
Humanities and the Arts (Area IV)

Third Year - Spring Semester
CSEE 4230
CSEE 4280 
ELEE 3270
MATH 3300
Choose one (1) Computer Systems Engineering Elective (See below for course options)

Fourth Year - Fall Semester
CSEE 4235
CSEE 4910
ELEE 4210/6210
Social Science Elective (Area V) 
Choose one (1) Computer Systems Engineering Elective (See below for course options)
World Language and Culture (Area IV)

Fourth Year - Spring Semester
CSEE 4911
Life Science Elective (Area II) 
Choose two (2) Computer Systems Engineering Electives (See below for course options)
World Language and Culture (Area IV)

Computer Systems Engineering Electives:
Students are required to select four electives from the following list, at least one of which must be a CSEE or ELEE course. Students are allowed to substitute one elective with two semesters of CURO working on the same research project.

CSCI 4150/6150
CSCI 4370/6370
CSCI 4490/6490
CSCI(ARTI) 4530/6530
CSCI 4730/6730
CSCI 4740/6740
CSCI 4760/6760
CSCI 4830/6830
CSEE 4210
CSEE 4240
CSEE 4310
CSEE 4320
CSEE 4530/6530
CSEE 4620/6620
CSEE 4630
ELEE 4220/6220
ELEE 4260/6260
ELEE 4270
ELEE 4540/6540
MATH(BINF) 4780/6780 

*Note: All students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in each of the following courses: CSEE 2200CSEE 2210, CSEE 2220, CSCI 1301-1301L, CSCI 1302, ENGR 2110ENGR 2170, MATH 2250, MATH 2260, MATH 2500, MATH 2700, MATH 3300, PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1251, PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1252. Except for those ENGR courses requiring a grade of C (2.0) or better, a maximum of two other courses with grades of D (1.0) for all courses with prefixes associated with the UGA College of Engineering may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. 
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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