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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Computer Science (BS)

  • Program Prerequisite: Completion or equivalent of a Weber State AAS degree in Computer Science and acceptance into the baccalaureate degree program.
  • Minor: Required for the Customized Option.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all required CS courses (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). A grade of “C-” or better must be earned in all required support courses. In addition, an overall GPA of 2.70 or higher must be attained for all required courses.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 126 credit hours is required for graduation. The actual number of credit hours required for graduation with the customized option varies.
  • Program Code: 8023BS, 8022BS(Customized Post-Bac)
  • CIPC: 110701, Customized(110101)​


It is strongly suggested that Computer Science students see an advisor on a regular basis. Call the department administrative specialist at 801-626-7929 for an appointment with the advisor.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

Use Grad MAPs to plan your degree

Admission Requirements into the Bachelor Program

  1. Complete an AAS degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  2. Formally declare and be accepted to baccalaureate status through the Department of Computer Science. Specific requirements and details may be obtained from a department advisor.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements . The MATH 1040 , or MATH 1120 , or MATH 3410  course required for the Computer Science AAS degree, which is a pre-requisite to the BS major, also satisfies the WSU core general education Quantitative Literacy requirement. Computer Science majors must complete COMM 2110  as part of the Humanities general education requirement. It is recommended that Computer Science majors take CS 1010  for one of the CA general education requirements.

Students who pass the Computer Science Advanced Placement A exam with a score of 3 receive 4 hours of credit for CS 1022  (4). Students who pass the Computer Science Advanced Placement A exam with a score of 4 or 5 receive a total of 8 hours of credit consisting of CS Elective credit (4) plus specific credit for either CS 1400  (4) or CS 1023  (4). Students who pass the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles exam with a score of 3, 4, or 5 receive 4 hours of credit for CS 1030  (4).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree

To be taken in addition to the requirements for the AAS degree in Computer Science.
Course Descriptions-CS, ETC, NET, WEB  

Support Courses Required (3-4 credit hours)

CS Upper Division Electives (6-8 credit hours)

Choose 2 upper division computer science courses (see list of suggested electives). You may not use CS 4800  or CS 4850  or CS 4890  for these electives.

Other Upper Division Electives (4 credit hours)

Choose 4 credits of any approved upper division courses from CS, NET, WEB, ECE, EET, MIS, PHYS, AND MATH. This may include up to 4 credits maximum in any one of the following courses: CS 4800 , CS 4850 , or an additional 2 credits from the required CS 4890  (max 4 credits total).

Suggested Upper Division CS Electives

The following suggested electives are provided in order to assist students wishing to specialize in different areas:

Recommended electives for students desiring to pursue a Master’s Degree in Computer Science

Recommended electives for students desiring to specialize in Mobile Development

Alternative Customized Option (33-35 credit hours) plus a minor or first bachelor’s degree

Required Courses (30-32 credit hours)


Additional hours of upper division computer science courses may be taken to satisfy the University upper division requirement of 40 hours (CS 4890  is recommended).

Suggested Course Sequence

The following suggested course sequences are provided to assist students in planning their schedules. Use these only as guidelines and be sure to consult with an advisor.

Junior Fall

Junior Spring

CS 1010 CA (Recommended Gen Ed)


CS 3230 or CS 3280


CS 3100


AI Gen Ed


SS Gen Ed


Advanced Analysis Support Course


MATH Support Course


CS 3550




Other Elective 1







Senior Fall

Senior Spring

CS 3750


CS Capstone Class


LS Gen Ed


CS Elect 2


CS Elect 1


Other Elective 2


CS 4110


Remaining Upper Division Credits*




CS 4899






*If lower division Gen Ed writing support course was taken for AAS; otherwise take a HU/CA course to satisfy Gen Ed requirements.