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Declaring Computer Science for BSE'23 Students

What are the prerequisites for the BSE COS concentrators?   

All students concentrating in computer science must take three prerequisite computer science courses: COS 126, COS 217 and COS 226. The math requirement is automatically fulfilled by BSE candidates through their general BSE degree requirements.) All prerequisite courses must be taken for a letter grade, not PDF.  The three prerequisite computer science courses introduce the core concepts and techniques of the field.  All three are offered every semester.
How do I know if Computer Science is a good fit? 
  • Browse the Computer Science website, especially the Undergraduate pages.
  • Review Paths Through the Major.
  • Talk to a current majors.
  • Attend SEAS Open House on April __ , 2020 at 5:45 pm in the Convocation Rm.  The CS presentations will be held at 6:45 pm and 7:30 in CS 105.  Please join us to learn about CS and to ask any questions that you may have. 
  • Ask the Undergraduate Program Manager, Colleen Kenny. You are welcome to send an email or stop in room 210 of the CS building. 

Where can I find answers to my Computer Science questions online?

A great online source is the Undergraduate Program FAQ.


BSE'23 Pre-Concentration Advising Steps:

Step 1. 
The first-year pre-concentration declaration for the spring term will be (March – April ), 

You must complete your Pre-Concentration Advising Form online.  From the Academic Planning Form link within TigerHub you may select up to three departments in which you are interested in majoring.  You will then Save and Submit your choices.  This will allow the appropriate CS academic advisers to view your student record for concentration advising purposes.   You must submit the pre-concentration before you can move on to Step 2.  

Step 2. 
April 16-27 is your academic advising period.  

If you plan to declare Computer Science as your concentration, make an appointment in WASE to meet with one of the CS academic advisers (list below) to review your course selections. At this meeting you will bring a list of courses that you plan to take in the fall semester.  Only after you meet with one of the CS academic advisers and discussed your fall courses will the Pre-Concentration Advising Form will be approved.  (If you do not complete steps 1 & 2 by April __  the SEAS Undergraduate Affairs Office will place a hold on enrollment for fall courses.)

  • BSE’23 Surname A-F 
  • BSE’23 Surname G-L   
  • BSE’23 Surname M-R 
  • BSE’23 Surname S-Z  
Step 3. 
You have met with your CS Academic Adviser and your fall 2019 courses are approved.      
It is now time to select courses for the fall semester.  First-year students will be able to enroll in courses on April  27, 2020 at 7:30 am, ending April 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm.   
Step 4.  Declaring your Concentration 
May ____, 2020 - BSE first-year students indicate their concentration on the Registrar's website.   
                                         Welcome to Computer Science!
Back to Majoring in Computer Science to see requirements for concentrators.
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