BS in Computer Science with Human-Centered Computing Concentration

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with an HCC Concentration, students need to complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Computer Science degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Engineering section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Degree Requirements

Summary of Requirements
Required Outside the College of Engineering57
Required in the College of Engineering54
Technical Electives3
Required Mathematics Courses6
Free Electives8
Total Hours128

Required Outside College of Engineering

Required Courses
ENGL 160Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts3
ENGL 161Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research3
General Education Core
Select one course from each of the following categories: a15
Exploring World Cultures
Understanding the Creative Arts
Understanding the Past
Understanding the Individual and Society
Understanding US Society
Humanities/Social Sciences/Art Electives
At least three of the selected courses must be from the following: (Please note: In order to enroll in some of these courses, students will have to go to the respective departments to get an override on prerequisites and/or enrollment restrictions.) b12
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Research in Psychology (prerequisite PSCH 100)
Introduction to New Media Arts
3D Space I: Modeling
Embedded Media: Physical Computing
Information Aesthetics I
Writing for the Electronic Media
Media, Information and Society
Visual Communication
MATH 180Calculus I c4
MATH 181Calculus II c4
MATH 210Calculus III c3
MATH 220Introduction to Differential Equations3
PHYS 141General Physics I (Mechanics) c4
PHYS 142General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) c4
Science Elective (see below) d2
Total Hours57

Required in the College of Engineering 

Required Courses
ENGR 100Engineering Orientation a1
CS 111Program Design I3
CS 141Program Design II3
CS 151Mathematical Foundations of Computing3
CS 211Programming Practicum2
CS 251Data Structures4
CS 261Machine Organization3
CS 301Languages and Automata3
CS 341Programming Language Design and Implementation3
CS 342Software Design3
CS 361Systems Programming3
CS 362Computer Design3
CS 377Ethical Issues in Computing3
CS 401Computer Algorithms I3
CS 422User Interface Design and Programming3
CS 461Operating Systems Design and Implementation3
CS 499Professional Development Seminar0
Select at least three of the following:9
Computer Vision I
Image Analysis and Computer Vision I
Artificial Intelligence I
Natural Language Processing
Visualization and Visual Analytics
Computer Graphics I
Video Game Design and Development
Total Hours54

Technical Electives

Select one of the following:3
Framework-based Software Development for Hand-held Devices
Undergraduate Design/Research
Economics and Computation
Artificial Intelligence I a
Introduction to Machine Learning
Computer Vision I a
Image Analysis and Computer Vision I
Introduction to Data Science
Natural Language Processing a
Visualization and Visual Analytics a
Computer Graphics I a
Video Game Design and Development a
Creative Coding
Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
Software Engineering I
Engineering Distributed Objects For Cloud Computing
Introduction to Networking
Introduction to Parallel and Distributed Processing
Principles of Concurrent Programming
Design and Implementation of Network Protocols
Systems Performance and Concurrent Computing
Computer Architecture
Network Security
Compiler Design
Object-Oriented Languages and Environments
Programming Language Design
Public Policy, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing, Privacy, and Security
Software Development for Mobile Platforms
Wearables and Nearables Technology Laboratory
Database Systems
Big Data Mining
Secure Web Application Development
Networked Operating Systems Programming
Secure Operating System Design and Implementation
Building Secure Computer Systems
Human Augmentics
Robotics: Algorithms and Control
Hardware Description Language Based Digital and Computer System Design
Introduction to Symbolic Computation
Numerical Analysis
Computational Geometry
Linear and Non-Linear Programming
Models in Applied Mathematics
Total Hours3

Required Mathematics Courses 

Required Courses
IE 342Probability and Statistics for Engineers a3
or STAT 381 Applied Statistical Methods I
MATH 310Applied Linear Algebra3
or MATH 320 Linear Algebra I
Total Hours6

Lab Science Sequence and Science Electives

Every student must take a total of at least 2 additional credit hours in the science area to make up a total of 10 credits. Additional courses may be other courses on this list, courses that have PHYS 141, PHYS 142, or any of these courses as prerequisites, or other courses from a list maintained by the Department of Computer Science of certain additional courses in Engineering and quantitative social sciences.

Required Courses
Select two hours from the following: a2
Biology of Cells and Organisms
Biology of Populations and Communities
Matter and Energy
and Foundations of Chemical Inquiry I b
Chemical Dynamics
and Foundations of Chemical Inquiry II b
Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry I
Honors and Majors General and Analytical Chemistry II
Global Environmental Change
Earth, Energy, and the Environment
Total Hours2

Free Electives

Select 8 hours of Free Electives8
Total Hours8

Sample Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterHours
MATH 180 Calculus I 4
CS 111 Program Design I 3
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
General Education Core course 3
General Education Core course 3
ENGR 100 Engineering Orientation a 1
Second Semester
MATH 181 Calculus II 4
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
CS 141 Program Design II 3
CS 151 Mathematical Foundations of Computing 3
General Education Core course 3
Sophomore Year
First Semester
MATH 210 Calculus III 3
PHYS 141 General Physics I (Mechanics) 4
CS 211 Programming Practicum 2
CS 251 Data Structures 4
General Education Core course 3
Second Semester
CS 261 Machine Organization 3
CS 301 Languages and Automata 3
MATH 220 Introduction to Differential Equations 3
PHYS 142 General Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism) 4
Humanities/Social Sciences/Art Elective 3
Junior Year
First Semester
CS 361 Systems Programming 3
CS 362 Computer Design 3
CS 342 Software Design 3
IE 342
Probability and Statistics for Engineers
or Applied Statistical Methods I
Science Elective 2
Humanities/Social Science/Art Elective b 3-4
Second Semester
CS 341 Programming Language Design and Implementation 3
CS 422 User Interface Design and Programming 3
CS 461 Operating Systems Design and Implementation 3
MATH 310
Applied Linear Algebra
or Linear Algebra I
Humanities/Social Science/Art Elective b 3-4
Senior Year
First Semester
CS 377 Ethical Issues in Computing 3
CS 401 Computer Algorithms I 3
CS 424 Visualization and Visual Analytics 3
CS 425 Computer Graphics I 3
Free Elective 2
General Education Core course 3
Second Semester
CS 426 Video Game Design and Development 3
CS 499 Professional Development Seminar 0
Technical Elective 3
Humanities/Social Science/Art Elective b 3-4
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Total Hours128