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Computer Science

Bachelor of Science

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WUE This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: UA South Campus. Students from Western states who select this major and campus may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees.

Major Details

College: College of Science
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the Computer Science requirement page for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: Yes
Available at:
  • Main Campus
  • UA Sierra Vista

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
CSC 110-Introduction to Computer Programming I 4
ENGL 101-First Year Composition 3
MATH 120R: Calculus Preparation 4
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
CSC 120-Introduction to Computer Programming II 4
ENGL 102-First Year Composition 3
Calculus I-MATH 122A/B-First Semester Calculus or MATH 125-Calculus I 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
CSC 245-Introduction to Discrete Structures 4
CSC 210-Software Development 4
Math II-MATH 129-Calculus II or MATH 313-Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
CSC 252-Computer Organization 3
CSC 352-Systems Programming & Unix 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
Elective 3
5th Semester
CSC 335-Object-Oriented Programming 4
CSC 345-Analysis of Discrete Structures 4
Second Language 4
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester
CSC Paradigms Area Elective 3
CSC Major Elective 3
Supporting Science 4
Tier II General Education 3
Elective 3
7th Semester
CSC Theory & Writing Area Elective 3
CSC Major Elective 3
Supporting Science 4
Tier II General Education 3
Elective 3
8th Semester
CSC Systems Area Elective 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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