BS Computer Science | Software Development

Bachelor of Science 2021 through2022

Computer Science


Software Development Concentration

Students majoring in the Computer Science program are forbidden from double-majoring in the BS Game Programming, BS Information Technology, and BS Math and Computer Science programs; as well as from minoring in Computer Science and Information Technology.

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
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 Historical Inquiry

Third Year

CSC 355
CSC 376
CSC 343
OR CSC 344
OR CSC 348
OR CSC 389
SE 350
SE 333
OR SE 359
OR SE 371
1 Major Elective
2 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Experiential Learning
1 Philosophical Inquiry
1 Arts & Literature
1 Historical Inquiry

Fourth Year

CSC 394 (Capstone)
4 Major Electives
3 Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
1 Arts & Literature
1 Religious Dimensions
1 Scientific Inquiry Lab
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 16 of the 20 Major Field elective credit hours 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
CSC 395
GAM 226
GAM 244
GAM 245
UXD 210
UXD 336
IT 130 IT 130 Self-Test
IT 231
IT 232
IT 263
MAT 150
MAT 151

Advanced Major Field Courses

  • CSC 327
  • CSC 344
  • CSC 389


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. 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.