BS In Computer Science Software Development Concentration

Bachelor of Science 2016-2017

Computer Science


Software Development Concentration


Curriculum Requirements

Course Legend

First Year

CSC 241 AND CSC 242
OR CSC 243 AND 1 Major Elective
MAT 140
MAT 141
CSC 300
IT 223 IT 223 Self-Test
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 110
OR LSP 111
LSP 112
WRD 103
WRD 104
1 Arts & Literature
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Second Year

CSC 299
CSC 301
CSC 321
CSC 347
CSC 373
CSC 374
WRD 204
Liberal Studies Requirements
LSP 200
CSC 208
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
1 Understanding the Past

Third Year

CSC 355
CSC 376
CSC 343
OR CSC 344
OR CSC 348
OR CSC 389
SE 350
2 Major Electives
2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Experiential Learning
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Arts & Literature
1 Understanding the Past

Fourth Year

CSC 394 (Capstone)
4 Major Electives
3 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab or Science as a Way of Knowing
1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

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
    ANI 230
    CSC 281
    CSC 282
    CSC 233
    CSC 235
    CSC 309
    GAM 226
    GAM 244
    GAM 245
    ISM 210
    ISM 336
    IT 130 IT 130 Self-Test
    IT 231
    IT 232
    IT 263
    MAT 150
    MAT 151
  • Advanced Major Field Courses
    • Theory of Computation
      CSC 327
      CSC 344
      CSC 389
    • Data Storage
      CSC 352
      CSC 353
    • Computer Systems
      CSC 343
      CSC 361
      CSC 362
      CSC 371
      CSC 372
      CSC 375
      TDC 368
    • Data Analysis and Data Mining
      CSC 324
      CSC 334
      CSC 367
      GEO 241
      GEO 243
    • Computational Sciences
      CSC 331
    • Artificial Intelligence
      CSC 357
      CSC 358
      CSC 380
    • Computer Vision
      CSC 381
      CSC 382
    • Software Engineering
      SE 325 SE 325 Self-Test
      SE 333
      SE 352
      SE 359
      SE 368
      SE 371
    • Security
      CNS 320
      CNS 340
      CSC 333
    • Human-Computer Interaction
      CSC 360
      ISM 360
      IT 330
    • Computer Graphics
      GPH 321
      GPH 325
      GPH 329
      GPH 339
      GPH 358
      GPH 372
      GPH 389
    • Computer Game Development
      CSC 361
      GAM 350
      GAM 353
      GAM 372
      GAM 374
      GAM 376
      GAM 377
      GAM 378
      GAM 380
      GAM 382
      GAM 386
      GAM 390
      GAM 394
      GAM 395
    • Web Development
      CSC 308
      ECT 330
      ECT 360
      IT 320
    • Computer Networks
      TDC 362
      TDC 363
      TDC 365
      TDC 371
      TDC 372
      TDC 375
      TDC 377
      TDC 379

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.

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 WRD 103 and WRD 104 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 CSC 208 Ethics in Technology as one of the two required Philosophical Inquiry learning domain requirements.

Although students are free to take course requirements in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students follow these year-by-year suggestions, especially regarding the first-year major courses.

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements.

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 WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA:
  • Between 3.500 and 3.699 will graduate cum laude
  • Between 3.700 and 3.849 will graduate magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will graduate 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.