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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Honors, BS


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About the Program

Students in the Computer Science Honors major, in addition to fulfilling all the requirements for a BS in Computer Science, will complete additional coursework and a research project. Honors students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 plus at least a 3.6 in Computer Science and required CSHO courses. The program requirements include additional math coursework, an Electrical Engineering course, a research seminar and project, and a graduate level course. It is especially suitable for students planning on graduate level coursework, though it also offers advantages to students seeking employment.

Students are invited to declare the major if they meet the qualifications after their first semester or after completion of the six core courses. Students who have been admitted to the Honors College may also join the major. Students may also request to declare the major if they meet qualifications no later than their seventh semester (student must have at least 2 academic semesters remaining to accommodate both the research seminar and the research project).

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Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Computer Science Honors  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

Code - BS
Code - CSHO
120 cr for graduation
“C” or better in all major courses

Curriculum and Degree Requirements


A College of Science degree is conferred when a student successfully completes all requirements in their degree program.  Students will complete coursework or approved experiential learning activities to meet the following three degree components:

  1. Major
  2. Science Core Curriculum
  3. Free Electives

Students may use any of the following options to meet College of Science degree requirements:

  • Purdue Coursework
  • Ap, IB, and CLEP credit.  The use of AP and IB coursework varies between College of Science degree plans.
  • Transfer Credit. Students should consult the Admissions Transfer Credit Resource page for all available transfer options.

College of Science degree programs vary widely in their approval and use of the proceeding options and thus students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their academic advisors and to regularly consult their MyPurduePlan to view the use of each option in their degree plan. 


Most College of Science degree programs contain free elective credits students may use to pursue courses that relate to their interests or which support their major area of study. The elective area of a degree plan may also be used to complete minors, second majors and certificates such as the Entrepreneurial Certificate. With the exception of courses on the No Count List, any Purdue course may be used to meet the free elective area of a student’s degree plan.

College of Science Core Requirements

All Students starting Purdue University Fall semester, 2007 or later are required to pursue the 2007 Science Core curriculum.

The College of Science Core Curriculum requires the completion of approved coursework and/or experiential learning opportunities in the following academic areas:

Earning Core Curricular Requirements through Experience

Students may meet selected core curriculum requirements through approved experiential learning opportunities. Interested students should contact their academic advisor for more information on this option and incorporating experiential learning into their four-year program of study. For more information on earning requirements through experience, please click here.

Computer Science Honors Major Courses (59-63 credits)


Required CS Honors Major Math Courses (7-8 credits)


(must have C or better to meet prerequisite for certain upper level CS courses)

Required CS Major Track Selectives - (18-21 credits)


(must have C or better in all courses) select from list LINK

  • CS Track Required course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CS Track Required course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CS Track Required/Elective course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CS Track Required/Elective course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CS Track Elective course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CS Track Elective course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CS Track Elective course (if Computational Science & Engineering track or Database & Information Systems track) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Required CS Honors - (13 credits)


select from list (need CS GPA of 3.60 or better & cum GPA of 3.25 and must have a C or better in all) LINK

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (35-62 credits)


* Requirement may be met with a zero credit experiential learning option.  See your advisor for more information.

  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy) or
  • HONR 19903 - Interdisciplinary Approaches In Writing (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy) or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition (satisfies Written Communication and Information Literacy)
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  • Technical Writing Option and Technical Presenting Option (COM 21700   recommended) (select courses COULD satisfy Oral Communication for core) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 6.00
  • Language I * - select from three options; select from list - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Language II * - select from three options; select from list - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Language and Culture III * - (may satisfy Human Cultures Humanities) select from three options; select from list - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • General Education I - (may satisfy Human Culture Humanities and Behavioral/Social Science) select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education II - (may satisfy Human Culture Humanities and Behavioral/Social Science) select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education III - select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Great Issues -select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Multidisciplinary Experience * (may satisfy Science, Technology and Society) - select from list - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 3.00
  • Teambuilding and Collaboration Experience * (CS 18000  meets requirement) - select from list - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00
  • Lab Science I selective - (satisfies Science) select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Lab Science II selective - (may satisfy Science) select from list - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
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  • MA 16100 - Plane Analytic Geometry And Calculus I (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning) (must have C or better to meet prerequisite for CS 18200) or
  • MA 16500 - Analytic Geometry And Calculus I   (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning) (must have C or better to meet prerequisite for CS 18200)
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  • MA 16200 - Plane Analytic Geometry And Calculus II (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning) or
  • MA 16600 - Analytic Geometry And Calculus II (satisfies Quantitative Reasoning)
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  • STAT 35000 - Introduction To Statistics or
  • STAT 51100 - Statistical Methods

Electives (1-26 credits)


* Required freshman seminar courses; co-requisites with CS 17700 or CS 18000. They are not degree requirements. CS 19700 Freshman Honors Seminar, CS 29100 Sophomore Seminar, and CS 39100 Junior Seminar are optional but recommended.

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology & Society Selective
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

15-16 Credits


15-16 Credits


15-17 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • CS track requirement/elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 ***
  • CS track requirement/elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 ***
  • Great Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education II - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • MA > 35100 - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • CS track elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 ***
  • Lab Science I - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Multidisciplinary Experience/Free Elective/Minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CS 49700 - Honors Research Project

15-16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • CS track elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 ***
  • Lab Science II - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Free elective/minor - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CS 50000 level - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-16 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Major and Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

***All CS core courses and all track requirements, regardless of department, must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher (effective fall 2011).  All prerequisites to CS core courses and track requirements, regardless of department, must be completed with a grade of C or higher (effective Fall 2015).

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

MyPurdue Plan is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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