BS In Computer Science Standard Concentration

Bachelor of Science 2011-2012

Computer Science

Degree Requirements
Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in all Major courses (excluding Liberal Studies courses and Open Electives)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA:
  • Between 3.500 and 3.699 will be graduated cum laude
  • Between 3.700 and 3.849 will be graduated magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will be graduated summa cum laude
For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.
Course Requirements
Liberal Studies
The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Note: Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

The representation of these course requirements on a year-by-year basis is just a suggestion. Students are free to take these courses in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites.

First Year
CSC 241 Introduction to Computer Science I
CSC 242 Introduction to Computer Science II
MAT 140 Discrete Mathematics I
MAT 141 Discrete Mathematics II
CSC 224 Java for Programmers
IT 223 Data Analysis
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110 Discover Chicago
OR LSP 111 Explore Chicago
LSP 112 Focal Point Seminar
WRD 103 Composition and Rhetoric I
WRD 104 Composition and Rhetoric II
1 Arts & Literature
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
Second Year
CSC 383 Data Structures and Algorithms in Java
OR CSC 393 Data Structures in C++
CSC 321 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
CSC 309 C++ for Programmers
CSC 373 Computer Systems I
CSC 374 Computer Systems II
WRD 204 Technical Writing
1 Open Elective
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200 Seminar On Multiculturalism in the United States
CSC 208 Ethics in Technology
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
1 Understanding the Past
Third Year
CSC 355 Database Systems
SE 350 Object-Oriented Software Development
INTC 220 Public Speaking
3 Major Electives
2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Junior Year Experiential Learning
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Arts & Literature
1 Understanding the Past
Fourth Year
CSC 376 Distributed Systems
CSC 348 Introduction to Compiler Design
CSC 394 Software Projects (Capstone)
3 Major Electives
2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Scientific Inquiry
1 Self, Society, and the Modern World
Major Electives

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Major Electives can be chosen from the list below. At least 4 of the 6 Major Field elective courses must be taken from the list of Advanced Major Field courses .
  • Introductory Major Field Courses
    CSC 233 Codes and Ciphers
    CSC 235 Problem Solving
    GAM 244 Game Development I
    GAM 245 Game Development II
    IM 210 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
    IM 336 Interactive Media Scripting for Programmers
    IT 130 Introductory Computing for the Web
    IT 231 Web Development I
    IT 232 Web Development II
    IT 263 Applied Networks and Security
    MAT 150 Calculus I
    MAT 151 Calculus II
  • Advanced Major Field Courses
    • Theory of Computation
      CSC 344 Automata Theory and Formal Grammars
      CSC 389 Theory of Computation
      CSC 327 Problem Solving for Contests
    • Data Storage
      CSC 352 Database Programming
      CSC 353 Advanced Database Concepts
    • Computer Systems
      CSC 343 Introduction to Operating Systems
      CSC 347 Concepts of Programming Languages
      CSC 375 Introduction to Robotics
      TDC 368 Network Programming
    • Data Analysis and Data Mining
      CSC 324 Data Analysis and Statistical Software II
      CSC 367 Introduction to Data Mining
      CSC 334 Advanced Data Analysis
    • Computational Sciences
      CSC 331 Scientific Computing
    • Artificial Intelligence
      CSC 357 Expert Systems
      CSC 358 Symbolic Programming
      CSC 380 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
      CSC 395 Research Colloquium
    • Computer Vision
      CSC 381 Introduction to Digital Image Processing
      CSC 382 Applied Image Analysis
    • Software Engineering
      SE 325 Introduction to Software Engineering
      SE 330 Object Oriented Modeling
      SE 333 Software Testing
      SE 352 Object-Oriented Enterprise Application Development
      SE 368 Software Measurement and Project Estimation
    • Security
      CNS 320 Computer Forensic and Incident Response
      CNS 340 Fundamentals of Information Assurance
      CSC 333 Cryptology
    • Human-Computer Interaction
      CSC 360 User Interface Architecture and Development
      IM 360 User-Centered Evaluation
      IT 330 User Interface Development for Interactive Systems
    • Computer Graphics
      GPH 325 Survey of Computer Graphics
      GPH 329 Computer Graphics Development II
      GPH 339 Advanced Rendering Techniques
      GPH 372 Principles of Computer Animation
      GPH 375 Advanced Graphics Development
      GPH 389 Real-Time Graphics Techniques
      GPH 395 Computer Graphics Senior Project
    • Computer Game Development
      GAM 350 Physics for Game Developers
      GAM 374 Fundamentals of Game Programming I
      GAM 376 Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games
      GAM 378 Strategy Games Programming
      GAM 380 Console Game Development Environments
      GAM 382 Serious Games
      GAM 353 Tool Programming for Game Development
      GAM 386 Game Programming for Mobile Devices
      GAM 390 Multiplayer Game Development
      GAM 391 Game Performance Optimization
      GAM 394 Game Development Project I
      GAM 395 Game Development Project II
    • Web Development
      CSC 308 Frameworks for Web Application Development
      ECT 330 Advanced Internet Application Development
      ECT 360 Introduction to Xml
      ECT 365 Web Server Operations
      IT 320 Content Management Systems
    • Computer Networks
      TDC 362 Principles of Data Communications
      TDC 363 Introduction to Local Area Networks
      TDC 365 Network Interconnection Technologies
      TDC 371 Wireless Communications Networks
      TDC 372 Digital Access Services
      TDC 375 Network Protocols
      TDC 377 Fundamentals of Network Security
      TDC 379 Telecommunication and Network Security Practicum
Open Electives
Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option (see the DePaul Undergraduate Course Catalog for details). Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.