Dec 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Computer Science B.A./B.S.

Integrated Computer Science integrates computer science with domain knowledge in some external area of concentration. The degree combines a student-selected concentration from any field of study outside of computer science with a computational core focused on real-world programming skills, electives expanding those skills and providing additional cultural and ethical knowledge, and a capstone project applying those skills to the concentration area. Integrated Computer Science equips students to apply computational thinking and methods in a wide variety of possible careers and to become academic, cultural, and industrial leaders who integrate the breadth and depth of an arts and sciences education with technical expertise in computer science.

Admission Requirements: None.

Program Effective Spring 2021

Minimum Credits within the Major: (59 credit hours)

Note: 41 + 18 in an outside concentration.

In addition to the basic requirements for a BS or BA from the College of Arts & Sciences, students must complete the following:

Computer Science Electives (12 credit hours)

Note: Twelve credit hours from any CC 55 level course or higher.

Integration Electives (12 credit hours)

Students must complete four courses from the list of integration areas below, with at least one in each integration area, and at least one Moral Reasoning course being either PHILO 386 or PHILO 492

Concentration (18+ credit hours)

The concentration requirement may be completed in 1 of 3 ways:

  • Minor, or Secondary major: Complete a minor of 18 or more credits, or Secondary Major in any field (excluding Integrated Computer Science and Computer Science ), from any college.

Note: If no minor of 18 or more credits is offered in a given field, a student may satisfy this requirement by completing a minor and enough additional credits to complete at least 18 credits total in the field. If no minor is offered at all in a given field, a student may take 18 credits in that field to satisfy the requirement. Courses counted toward the ICS core cannot count toward the concentration.

  • Double Major: Earn a second major in any field (excluding ICS and CS), from any college.
  • Interdisciplinary Concentration Option: Take 18 additional credits from the three core course areas or from the list below to complete an interdisciplinary concentration. These credits must include six classes from three different fields, two at the 500 level or above.

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120