Academic Catalog

Computer Science, Bachelor of Science

General Education Courses
I. Communication
Select two of the following:6
Composition I
Composition II
SPCH U201Foundations in Oral Communication3
II. Mathematics, Logic & Natural Sciences 1
Mathematics: 2
MATH U141Calculus I4
MATH U142Calculus II4
Natural Science (w/ lab):
Select two of the following:8
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology I Lab
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology II Lab
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
III. Information Technology
Information Technology: 2
CSCI U138Introduction to Computer Technology3
or CSCI U150 Introduction to Computer Science
IV. Fine Arts, Humanities & History
Fine Arts:
Select one of the following:3
African American Culture
Introduction to Art
History of Western Art: Prehistory - Middle Ages
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
Introduction to Music
History of American Popular Music
Introduction to Theatre Art
Fundamentals in Acting
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to World History I
Introduction to World History II
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States from 1865
V. Foreign Language & Culture
Foreign Language:
Select one of the following: 33
American Sign Language I
Introductory French I
Introductory German I
Introductory Spanish I
VI. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social & Behavioral Science:
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to African American Studies
Understanding Other Cultures
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
American National Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Interpersonal Communication
Leadership Development I
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
VII. General Education Electives
General Education Electives:
Select any approved general education course or courses0
Core Major Requirements 2,4
CSCI U200Computer Science I3
CSCI U210Computer Organization3
CSCI U236Python Programming3
or CSCI U238 C++ Programming
CSCI U300Computer Science II3
CSCI U310Introduction to Computer Architecture3
CSCI U321Computer Science III3
CSCI U412Introduction to Computer Networks and Security3
CSCI U421Design and Analysis of Algorithms3
CSCI U511Operating Systems3
CSCI U530Programming Language Structures3
CSCI U540Software Engineering3
CSCI U599Computer Science Senior Seminar3
Supporting Course 2
MATH U174Elements of Discrete Mathematics (Supporting Course) 23
MATH U315Statistical Methods I3
Upper-Level Electives 2
Any three CSCI-300 or above for majors, totaling at least 9 credits9
Math Elective (MATH U241 or higher)3-4
Any two CSCI-300 or above for majors or any MATH U241, STAT U301 or above6
Select 17-18 credits17-18
Total Hours 120

Students must complete all courses in this category even if they have earned an Associate's degree.


A minimum grade of C is required in each course indicated.


The minimum acceptable level of competency is completion of the 101 level of a language. Students who place into the 102 or higher level of a language satisfy the language requirement but will have additional hours in general education electives, if hours are required by their degree program.


At least 15 credit hours of Core Major Requirements must be completed at USC Upstate.