Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS-CS)
Effective Fall 2012
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS-CS) at the University of Georgia
provides a strong foundation in computer science theory and practice in the context
of a liberal arts education. Typical BS-CS program graduates pursue careers in software development,
systems administration, consulting, or project management. In addition, BS-CS graduates pursue
graduate studies at universities throughout the country. The BS-CS program at The University of
Georgia is accredited by the CAC Commission of ABET.
For students matriculated to UGA prior to 2012 the BS-CS requirements maybe found here.
BS-CS Degree Requirements
BS-CS degree students must satisfy four levels of requirements:
- UGA General Education Core Curriculum requirements;
- Computer Science Department Requirements;
- Franklin College of Arts and Sciences requirement; and
- Additional University System of Georgia requirements.
| The University of Georgia, and Board of Regents Requirements
|| Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
|| Department of Computer Science Requirements
Foundational Coursework (9-hours)
Sciences (7-8 hours)
Quantitative Reasoning (3 hours)
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)
Social Sciences (9 hours)
Upper Division Coursework (39 hours)
Physical Education (1 hour)
Additional Requirements (which may be included in the above requirements):
Federal and Georgia Constitution
United States and Georgia History
Foreign Language (11 hours)
Literature (3 hours)
Fine Arts / Philosophy / Religion (6 hours)
History (3 hours)
Social Sciences (6 hours)
Biological Sciences (3-4 hours)
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Multicultural (3 hours)
Choose 11-hours from CSCI 2150-2150L, CSCI 4150, MATH 2260, MATH 3000, STAT 2000, STAT 4210, MATH 2270, MATH 2400, MATH 2410/2410H, MATH 2500, MATH 2700, MATH 3500/3500H, MATH 3510/3510H
Additional Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences course with lab (4-hours)
(12 hours) Choose any CSCI 4000/6000-level courses (except CSCI 4150/6150) that do not overlap with courses used to fulfill major requirements.
CSCI 4050, CSCI 4250, CSCI 4300, CSCI 4530, or CSCI 4800 (choose 1)
Note: Many courses can count for both a General Education Core and Franklin College requirement.
For instance, taking HIST 2111 fulfills Franklin College's History requirement, provides hours
toward the Social Sciences requirement for UGA, and also fulfills the United States and
Georgia History requirement. All BS-CS students are required to consult an
academic advisor prior to registering for classes.
Major Requirements for Computer Science
In addition to fulfilling University of Georgia's General Education Core Curriculum, BS-CS students
complete major coursework. BS-CS major coursework consist of both Area IV (Major) courses as well
as BS-CS Major Requirements and BS-CS Electives. All major-related coursework and associated
pre-requisites must be fulfilled with grades of C (2.0) or higher.
A student's matriculation date at UGA determines which set of major requirements he or she must fulfill.
Students who matriculated prior to the Fall 2012 semester must fulfill these requirements.
The BS-CS program (Pre Fall 2012) course flowchart worksheet is available for
gaining insight into the pre-requisite structure. However, please note that
the UGA Bulletin is the official
source for degree requirements.
||Theory of Computation
||CSCI 1302, CSCI 1730
| MATH 2250
||Courses Satisfying this Requirement
|Computing & Society
||CSCI 3030, Computing, Ethics, and Society
||CSCI 4720, Computer Architecture
||CSCI 4050, Software Engineering
CSCI 4370, Database Management
(choose one of the above two courses)
||CSCI 4570, Compilers
CSCI 4730, Operating Systems
CSCI 4760, Computer Networks
(Choose one of the above three courses)
||Any CSCI 4000-level course
Students may complete an optional Area of Emphasis to give your degree more structure and help you in presenting your qualifications to potential employers
|Major Related Electives (Math)
MATH 2410/MATH 2410H
MATH 3500/MATH 3500H
MATH 3510/MATH 3510H
(Choose 11 hours of the above courses. Note, choosing 7 of these hours from upper-division coursework
helps students meet the requirements of 39-hours of upper division coursework overall)
*If MATH 2260 or STAT 2000 was taken to satisfy core curriculum requirements, students must select
another course to satisfy major-related requirements.
|Major Related Electives (Science)
||Choose an additional biological or physical science course, including a lab, from
Franklin College's Requirements.
The BS-CS (Effective Fall 2012) course flowchart worksheet is available for gaining insight into the
pre-requisite structure. However, please note that the UGA Bulletin is the official source for degree requirements.
The professional advisors at the Franklin College, and your CS faculty advisor,
will help you navigate this maze of requirements and achieve a timely graduation. See our Undergraduate Advising page for details on the advising process.