Computer Science Curriculum Map

The curriculum sequence mapped below is a suggested sequence, as all Grainger Engineering students work with a department academic advisor to achieve their educational goals, specific to their needs and preparation.

For current students enrolled in academic catalog years prior to 2021-2022, see the previous curriculum maps here.

Static version of curriculum map available here.

  • Course prerequisite chain
  • Immediate prerequisite
  • Credit or concurrent registration required
  • Concurrent registration required
  • Postrequisite course sequence
FreshmanSophomoreJuniorSenior
FallSpringFallSpringFallSpringFallSpring

Notes:

  • RHET 105 (or an alternative Composition I sequence) is taken either in the first or second semester of the first year, according to the student's UIN (Spring if your UIN is Odd). General Education Elective is taken the other semester. Composition I guidelines can be found at http://catalog.illinois.edu/general-information/degree-general-education-requirements/ under Written Communication Requirement.
  • Students must take one course from the Natural Science & Technology (NST) list, in addition to those take as part of the General Education requirements. The course must be one that is allowed for credit by the Grainger College of Engineering.
  • Students must take 6 hours from the campus General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences list, 6 hours from campus General Education Humanities and the Arts list, and 6 hours from a liberal education list approved by the college or from the campus General Education lists for Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities and the Arts. Students must also complete the campus cultural studies requirement by completing (i) one western/comparative culture(s) course, (ii) one non-western culture(s) course, and (iii) one U.S. Minority Culture(s) course from the General Education cultural studies lists. Most students select general education courses that simultaneously satisfy these cultural studies requirements.
  • MATH 415 or MATH 416 may be substituted.
  • Technical elective credits totaling 24 hours, selected from dept approved list, to include at least three courses from a single focus area and at least one team project course.
  • CS 211 may be substituted. The extra 1 credit hour difference between CS 210 and CS 211 will apply to free electives.

The code used to present this flowsheet is based on original work shared by the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.