Computer Science - B.S.

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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 120 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 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1113 or  MATH 2200 or 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): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): CSCI 1301-1301L

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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 ) and POLS 1101  or POLS 1105H 

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Area VI
CSCI 1302
CSCI 2670
CSCI 2720
MATH 2250 

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) 

Note: Computer Science requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements. 
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Entrance Requirements
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. 
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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.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (15 hours)
To earn a degree in CSCI, students must have:
a) At least 40 hours of credit from: CSCI 1301-1301L, CSCI 1302, CSCI 1730, CSCI 2670, CSCI 2720, CSCI 3030, CSCI 4720, Application Design Group, Systems Design Group, and CSCI electives.
b) At least 19 hours of credit from: CSCI 2610MATH 2250, and the Major Related Electives. 

(All major coursework must be completed with a grade "C" (2.0) or higher.)
CSCI 4720

Application Design Group - choose one course from the following:
CSCI 4050/6050
CSCI 4370/6370

Systems Design Group - choose one course from the following:
CSCI 4570/6570
CSCI 4730/6730
CSCI 4760/6760

Computing, Ethics, and Society:
CSCI 3030 

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Major Electives (12 hours)

Choose an additional twelve (12) hours of CSCI 4000/6000-level courses except CSCI 4150/6150. Required courses and major electives may not overlap.
All major electives and major-related electives must be completed with a grade of "C"(2.0) or higher. 
Note: Restrictions on total hours are listed in the course description for CSCI 4900/6900 and CSCI 4950/6950.

Major Related Electives (15 hours)
Major-related and major elective courses may not overlap.

1) Choose eleven (11) hours of computer science (CSCI), mathematics (MATH), or statistics (STAT) courses from the following:
CSCI 2150-2150L
CSCI 4150/6150
MATH 2260*
MATH 2270
MATH 2400
MATH 2410/MATH 2410H
MATH 2500
MATH 2700 
MATH 3000
MATH 3300 
MATH 3500/MATH 3500H
MATH 3510/MATH 3510H 
STAT 2000*
STAT 4210

NOTE: Choosing seven (7) of these hours from upper-division coursework will help meet the requirement 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.

2) Choose an additional 4-hour physical or biological science course with a laboratory from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences requirements found at: http://franklin.uga.edu/students/college_degree_requirements.php (This course is in addition to those used to fulfill Area II requirements and General Electives.
 
Teamwork Requirement

Each student must take 1 team-based course. The following courses currently satisfy the teamwork requirement:
CSCI 4050/6050
CSCI 4300
CSCI 4370/6370 
CSCI(ARTI) 4530/6530
CSCI 4800/6800
Courses satisfying the teamwork requirement may simultaneously fufill other major related requirements.  

Areas of Emphasis

In addition to fulfilling the major requirements (15 hours), major electives (12 hours), and major-related electives (15 hours)  of the major in computer science, the student may elect to specialize in one of the eight areas of emphasis listed below. Courses may satisfy both requirements for the major and requirements for an area of emphasis.

Computer Systems
Choose at least 12 hours from the following:
CSCI 4250/6250 
CSCI 4570/6570 
CSCI 4730/6730
CSCI 4760/6760
CSCI 4780/6780 

Software Design
Choose at least 12 hours from the following:
CSCI 4050/6050 
CSCI 4210/6210 
CSCI 4370/6370 
CSCI 4500/6500 
CSCI 4570/6570  

Computational Science and Visualization
At least one course taken as elective from each of the following groups: (total at least 12 hours)
Group 1: 
CSCI 4140/6140 
CSCI 4150/6150
Group 2: 
CSCI 4210/6210
CSCI 4800/6800 
CSCI 4810/6810
Group 3: 
CSCI 4380/6380
CSCI 4470/6470 
CSCI 4490/6490
CSCI 4850/6850  

Internet and Information Technology
Choose 12 hours from the following:
CSCI 4300 
CSCI 4330/6330 
CSCI 4350/6350 
CSCI 4370/6370 
CSCI 4740/6740

Theoretical Computer Science
Choose at least 12 hours of courses including CSCI 4470/6470 and the remainder taken as electives from the following:
MATH 3000 or MATH 3300 
CSCI 4380/6380
CSCI 4490/6490
CSCI(MATH)(PHYS) 4612/6612
CSCI 4740/6740 
MATH(CSCI) 4670/6670 
MATH(CSCI) 4690/6690 

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Choose at least 12 hours of courses including CSCI(PHIL) 4550/6550 and the remainder taken as electives from the following:
CSCI 4070/6070 
CSCI 4330/6330 
CSCI(ARTI) 4530/6530 
CSCI(ARTI) 4540/6540 
CSCI 4560/6560 
CSCI 4800/6800 

Applied Data Science
Choose 12 hours from the following:
CSCI 4350/6350
CSCI 4360/6360
CSCI 4370/6370
CSCI 4380/6380 

Cybersecurity
Choose at least 12 hours of courses including CSCI 4250/6250 and the remainder taken as electives from the following:
CSCI 4730/6730
CSCI 4760/6760
CSCI 4780/6780 
 

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General Electives (18 hours)
Upper division (0-12 hours) 
Any level (6-18 hours) 
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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