Computer Science and Mathematics

Major Requirements

Major: Computer Science & Mathematics

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 120

University Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
  2. Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework.  Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specific by the university.
  4. A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
  5. At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses number 300 or higher.
  6. Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institituion. 
    1. Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU residence credits as defined in #7.
    2. 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.
  7. 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

Communication (C)12
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) *†
Total Credits39
  •  A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.

College Requirements

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

Major Requirements

A grade of 'C' or better is required in MATH & CSCI prefix courses used toward the major.

Mathematics Major Requirements
MATH 129Basic Linear Algebra3
MATH 165Calculus I (May satisfy general education category R)4
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 265Calculus III4
MATH 266Introduction to Differential Equations3
MATH 270Introduction to Abstract Mathematics3
MATH 329Intermediate Linear Algebra3
MATH 420Abstract Algebra I3
Choose 6 credits of 300-400 level Math courses (we recommend two of the following):6
Abstract Algebra II
Graph Theory
Combinatorics
Numerical Analysis I
MATH 491Seminar2
Computer Science Major Requirements
CSCI 160Computer Science I4
CSCI 161Computer Science II4
CSCI 189Skills for Academic Success 11
CSCI 213Modern Software Development3
CSCI 313Software Development for Games3
CSCI 336Theoretical Computer Science3
CSCI 366Database Systems3
CSCI 372Comparative Programming Languages3
CSCI 374Computer Organization and Architechure3
CSCI 445Software Projects Capstone3
CSCI 467Algorithm Analysis3
CSCI 489Social Implications of Computers3
Related Required Courses
STAT 367Probability3
STAT 368Statistics3
Select one from the following:3
Simulation Models
Linear Programming and Network Flows
Any 400 level Mathematics Course not used to satisfy a requirement above
Total Credits80

Program Notes

  • Except for courses offered only as pass/fail grading, no course may be taken Pass/Fail.