Computer Science and Mathematics
Major: Computer Science & Mathematics
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specific by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses number 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institituion.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU residence credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Residence credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
|Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree – An additional 12 credits Humanities and Social Sciences and proficiency at the second year level in a modern foreign language. *||12|
|Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree – An additional 6 credits in Humanities or Social Sciences *||6|
Humanities and Social Sciences may be fulfilled by any course having the following prefix: ADHM, ANTH, ARCH, ART, CJ, CLAS, COMM, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GEOG, GERM, HDFS, HIST, LA, LANG, MUSC, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, RELS, SOC, SPAN, THEA, WGS, or any course from the approved list of general education courses in humanities and social sciences (general education categories A and B). These credits must come from outside the department of the student’s major.
A grade of 'C' or better is required in MATH & CSCI prefix courses used toward the major.
|Mathematics Major Requirements|
|MATH 129||Basic Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 165||Calculus I (May satisfy general education category R)||4|
|MATH 166||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 265||Calculus III||4|
|MATH 266||Introduction to Differential Equations||3|
|MATH 270||Introduction to Abstract Mathematics||3|
|MATH 329||Intermediate Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 420||Abstract Algebra I||3|
|Choose 6 credits of 300-400 level Math courses (we recommend two of the following):||6|
|Abstract Algebra II|
|Numerical Analysis I|
|Computer Science Major Requirements|
|CSCI 160||Computer Science I||4|
|CSCI 161||Computer Science II||4|
|CSCI 189||Skills for Academic Success 1||1|
|CSCI 213||Modern Software Development||3|
|CSCI 313||Software Development for Games||3|
|CSCI 336||Theoretical Computer Science||3|
|CSCI 366||Database Systems||3|
|CSCI 372||Comparative Programming Languages||3|
|CSCI 374||Computer Organization and Architechure||3|
|CSCI 445||Software Projects Capstone||3|
|CSCI 467||Algorithm Analysis||3|
|CSCI 489||Social Implications of Computers||3|
|Related Required Courses|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Linear Programming and Network Flows|
Any 400 level Mathematics Course not used to satisfy a requirement above
CSCI 189 is only required for first-time, first-year students--A first-time, first-year student is defined as a student who has not yet completed a college course as a college student. Students that are not first-time, first-year students that either transfer into the university or change their major are not required to take CSCI 189.
- Except for courses offered only as pass/fail grading, no course may be taken Pass/Fail.