Computer Science is an excellent choice as a major or a minor. The demand for graduates with technical computer skills is tremendous. We encourage you to try a course in the department of mathematics, computer science, and statistics early in your college career from the wide variety of courses available to first-year students.
CS 140: Introduction of Computer Programming is open to all students. It assumes no previous computer background. If you feel that you have a strong background in beginning programming, you should consider enrolling in CS 219: Techniques of Computer Science. Consult with a member of the computer science faculty to determine which course is right for you.
If you took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam and scored a 4 or a 5, you will receive AP credit for CS 140. Even if you have not taken the AP exam and you have a very strong background in computer science you may want to consider beginning in CS219.
Courses available this fall appropriate for first-year students, subject to the availability of seats, are:
- CS 140: Introduction to Computer Programming (QRL)