Nov 19, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Computer Science


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All computer science students are assigned a faculty adviser to assist them with their interests and career goals throughout their academic career. As the typical 128-credit-hour B.S. curriculum leading to  the B.S. in computer science shown below exhibits, flexibility is a hallmark of the Rensselaer computer science program. Students may explore related areas such as mathematics, electrical engineering, computer engineering, management, and psychology.

First Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective  Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Science Option Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Logic Option Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Mathematics/Logic Option Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Mathematics/Logic Options: Two additional courses chosen from PHIL 2140, PHIL 4140, PHIL 4420, and/or any course in MATH and MATP at the 2000 level or above. Independent study courses cannot be used to satisfy this option. The Pass/No Credit option cannot be used for these courses.

Third Year


Fall


  • Computer Science Option Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Computer Science Option Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Computer Science Option Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Options


Science


A four-credit course chosen from the following: astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, and physics. The Pass/No Credit option cannot be used for this course. The course ERTH 1030 cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.

Philosophy


Two additional courses chosen from PHIL 2140, PHIL 4140, PHIL 4420, and/or any course in MATH and MATP at the 2000 level or above. Independent study courses cannot be used to satisfy this option. The Pass/No Credit option cannot be used for these courses.

 

Computer Science


Three additional computing courses of three or four credits at the 4000 or 6000 level. For this purpose, courses in the series CSCI 4xxx, CSCI 6xxx, ECSE 46xx, and ECSE 47xx may be used, excluding ECSE 4630, ECSE 4640, ECSE 4720 and reading and independent study courses. ECSE 4490 may also fulfill this requirement. The Pass/No Credit option cannot be used for these courses.

Mathematics


Two additional courses chosen from PHIL 2140, PHIL 4140, PHIL 4420, and/or any course in MATH and MATP at the 2000 level or above. Independent study courses cannot be used to satisfy this option. The Pass/No Credit option cannot be used for these courses.

 

Footnotes


  1. Students with sufficient background in computer science may skip CSCI 1100 and replace it with at least three credits of other CSCI courses at the 200 level or above. 

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