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Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Computing

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Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Computing Degree Requirements

Through the recently approved interdisciplinary computing major, students receive an enriched computer science experience, with a focus in one of 5 fields:

  1. Astronomy,
  2. Biology,
  3. Chemistry,
  4. Geography, or
  5. Physics.

A minimum of 124 to 128 credit hours is required for the B.S. degree in interdisciplinary computing, as follows:

Core Courses

Computer Science (50 hours)

EECS 101 New Student Seminar 1
EECS 140 Introduction to Digital Logic Design 4
EECS 168 Programming I 4
EECS 268 Programming II 4
EECS 368 Programming Language Paradigms 3
EECS 388 Computer Systems and Assembly Language 4
EECS 448 Software Engineering I 4
EECS 510 Introduction to the Theory of Computing 3
EECS 560 Data Structures 4
EECS 581 Computer Science Design I 3
EECS 582 Computer Science Design II 3
EECS 678 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
Senior electives (EECS 563, EECS 638, EECS 645, EECS 647, EECS 648, EECS 649, EECS 660, EECS 662, EECS 665, EECS 672, EECS 690, and any EECS course numbered 700 or above.) 9

Mathematics (22 hours)

MATH 121 Calculus I 5
MATH 122 Calculus II 5
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 3
MATH 290 Elementary Linear Algebra 2
MATH 526 Applied Mathematical Statistics I 3
EECS 210 Discrete Structures 4

General Education (21 hours)

ENGL 101 Composition
3
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3
COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication 3
Humanities principal courses
6
Social science principal courses 6
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Physics Concentration

In addition to the core courses above, students in the physics concentration take the following courses:

Natural Science and Other Disciplines (32 hours)

MATH 220 Applied Differential Equations 3
PHSX 211 General Physics I 4
PHSX 212 General Physics II 4
PHSX 313 General Physics III
3
PHSX 316 Intermediate Physics Laboratory I 1
PHSX 503 Undergraduate Research
2
PHSX 511 Introductory Quantum Mechanics 3
PHSX 521 Mechanics I 3
PHSX 531 Electricity and Magnetism 3
Physics electives (chosen from PHSX courses numbered 600 and above) 6
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Astronomy Concentration

In addition to the core courses above, students in the astronomy concentration take the following courses:

Natural Science and Other Disciplines (33 hours)

MATH 220 Applied Differential Equations 3
PHSX 211 General Physics I 4
PHSX 212 General Physics II 4
PHSX 313 General Physics III
3
PHSX 316 Intermediate Physics Laboratory I 1
ASTR 391 Physical Astronomy, Honors
3
ASTR 503 Undergraduate Research
2
ASTR 591 Stellar Astronomy
3
ASTR 592 Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy 3
ASTR 596 Observational Astrophysics 1
Astronomy electives (chosen from ASTR courses numbered 500 and above, MATH 581, MATH 611, or PHSX 615) 6
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Biology Concentration

In addition to the core courses above, students in the biology concentration take the following courses:

Natural Science and Other Disciplines (36 hours)

BIOL 150 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology 4
BIOL 152 Principles of Organismal Biology 4
BIOL 350 Principles of Genetics 3
BIOL 400 Fundamentals of Microbiology (3) or
BIOL 435 Introduction to Neurobiology (3)
3
BIOL 408 Physiology of Organisms
3
BIOL 412 Evolutionary Biology
3
Biology electives (chosen from BIOL 413, BIOL 414, BIOL 416, BIOL 417, BIOL 550)
6
CHEM 184 Foundations of Chemistry I
5
CHEM 188 Foundations of Chemistry II 5
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Chemistry Concentration

In addition to the core courses above, students in the chemistry concentration take the following courses:

Natural Science and Other Disciplines (35 hours)

MATH 220 Applied Differential Equations 3
PHSX 211 General Physics I 4
PHSX 212 General Physics II 4
CHEM 184 Foundations of Chemistry I
5
CHEM 188 Foundations of Chemistry II 5
CHEM 624 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 646 Physical Chemistry I 3
CHEM 647 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory 2
CHEM 648 Physical Chemistry II 4
CHEM 698 Undergraduate Research Problems
2
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Geography Concentration

In addition to the core courses above, students in the geography concentration take the following courses:

Natural Science and Other Disciplines (33 hours)

PHSX 211 General Physics I 4
Geography basics (chosen from geography topical groups: Physical Studies, Geographic Information Science, Human Studies, Regional Studies)
6
GEOG 311 Map Conception and Development 4
GEOG 358 Principles of Geographic Information Systems
4
GEOG 526 Remote Sensing of Environment I 4
GEOG 558 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems 4
Geography electives (chosen from GEOG 513, GEOG 517, GEOG 726, GEOG 758)
7
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