C SC Course Descriptions
The Department of Computer Science is
in the College of Science.
Degrees, Majors, Minors, and Options:
Graduate Degrees -- consult the
Graduate Catalog or
department office for details.
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Major and Degrees -- undergraduate degrees link to the
Degree/Academic Program Requirements Reports (APRRs).
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Computer Science (B.S.,
Students may declare one of the following, prior to admission to a
degree granting program:
The undergraduate program does not require a minor; however, students
may select an optional minor from among the list of approved minors.
Minors available within the department are:
Computer science is the body of knowledge dealing with the design,
analysis, implementation, efficiency and application of algorithmic processes
that transform information.
The Baccalaureate Program:
The baccalaureate program prepares students for careers developing computer
applications and computer systems in science and industry, and prepares
students for graduate study in computing. The program has three
components: the pre-major, supporting science courses,
and the major. All students are admitted to The University of Arizona
as pre-computer science majors. Formal application for admission to the
major is required after completing the pre-major course work. Admission
to the major in Computer Science is competitive and based on academic performance
prior to application. The department Admissions Committee makes decisions
based upon the student's overall UA record, with particular emphasis on
the pre-major course work and any other computer science and math course work. To ensure admission, students should meet the following
requirements prior to application:
See the department's
admission to the
major section for more details.
- minimum of 3.000 cumulative GPA at The University of
- grades of A or B in all computer science and math courses
- demonstrated proficiency in theory
- demonstrated proficiency in programming
Students should apply for admission to the major as soon as possible after
completing the pre-major course work. Applications are due by September 1st
for Fall semester and by February 1st for Spring semester. Applicants who do
not meet the formal criteria are considered on a case-by-case basis. A
student may apply to the program more than once.
The department participates in the honors program.
For more information contact the department office listed