Computer Science

This program produces graduates with a broad understanding of both computing principles and computing practice. The program emphasizes the fundamental computing models through the design and analysis of algorithms and software. Included in the program is coursework in a computing application area outside of the College of Engineering such as business or bioinformatics. The program is supported by study in mathematics, science, and engineering. Students gain hands-on experience in the laboratory courses accompanying classroom work, and develop design skills in course work beginning in the first two years. Design experience continues in junior and senior years in the areas of software engineering and in applications areas of the student’s choosing, culminating in the one semester Senior Design Project course.

This program leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS), and requires a minimum of 120 credits. See, also, the ABET Computer Science Program Objectives, Student Outcomes and Population Data.

Program Requirements

Students must follow the rules of the catalog year under which they joined UConn. The full list of requirements for each catalog year can be found in the guide to course selection below. Students can elect to adopt and switch to a later year if they choose to. Once a student adopts a more recent catalog year, they cannot roll back to an earlier year.

The information in this webpage should mirror the official UConn catalog: It may at times lag behind and be inconsistent. If in doubt, please verify with the catalog above.

Guide to Course Selection

For full requirements please see Guide to Course Selection for your appropriate Catalog Year. 2013-2014 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2021-2022

Course Schedule Template

Computer Science Program: 2024-2025 (Template for Stamford students)

Previous years: 2023-2024, 2022-2023 2021-2022, 2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016

Plan of Study Requirement

All Engineering students in the first semester of their Junior year, or for transfer students in their second semester at UConn, whichever is later, must prepare a written preliminary Plan of Study form. The preliminary Plan of Study form documents the coursework he/she intends to take in order to satisfy the degree requirements.  A final Plan of Study must also be submitted as soon as possible after registering for the final semester of coursework. Instructions on how to submit both the preliminary and final Plan of Study forms are available here.

Course Concentrations

Concentrations for the CS and CSE majors are defined on the course concentrations page.


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