General Education Requirements
All department majors must satisfy the university and appropriate school or college general education requirements. All mathematics courses may be used to meet the university’s general education breadth of study requirement in natural sciences and mathematics.
All department majors may not take mathematical sciences or related area courses on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Students considering graduate study should consult with their advisers about taking work on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
All courses of the department presented to meet the degree requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better. At least four courses numbered 3000 or above must be taken in residence. Students must have a 2.0 grade point average in the mathematical sciences courses completed.
Students enrolling in introductory mathematics courses should check the prerequisites to determine if a satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Test is necessary. Placement into introductory courses assumes a mastery of two years of high school algebra.
A minimum grade of C- is required to meet the prerequisite requirement for any course except with permission of the department.
Note: Courses that are prerequisites for higher-level courses may not be taken for credit or quality points if the higher-level course has been satisfactorily completed.
Many students are qualified, as a result of having studied calculus in high school, to begin their major with MATH 1900, Analytic Geometry and Calculus II, or MATH 2000, Analytic Geometry and Calculus III. These students are urged to consult with the department before planning their programs. Credit for MATH 1800, Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, will be granted to those students who complete MATH 1900 with a grade of C- or better.
Similarly, students who are ready to begin their computer science studies with CMP SCI 2250, Programming and Data Structures, will be granted credit for CMP SCI 1250, Introduction to Computing, once they complete CMP SCI 2250 with a grade of C- or better.
Declaring the Computer Science Major
Students seeking to major in computer science are first designated as “pre-computer science majors” until they have completed CMP SCI 2750 or equivalent course. Upon successful completion of this course with a grade of C- or better, students will be allowed to declare computer science as their major. This course must be completed successfully within two attempts.
Degree Requirements in Computer Science
Candidates for the B. S. Computer Science degree must complete the following work:
|1) Computer Science Core|
|CMP SCI 1250||Introduction to Computing||3|
|CMP SCI 2250||Programming and Data Structures||3|
|CMP SCI 2261||Object-Oriented Programming||3|
|CMP SCI 2700||Computer Organization and Architecture||3|
|CMP SCI 2750||System Programming and Tools||3|
|CMP SCI 3010||Web Programming||3|
|CMP SCI 3130||Design and Analysis of Algorithms||3|
|CMP SCI 4250||Programming Languages||3|
|CMP SCI 4280||Program Translation||3|
|CMP SCI 4500||Introduction to the Software Profession||3|
|CMP SCI 4760||Operating Systems||3|
|2) Computer Science Electives|
|Select five more elective computer science courses, numbered above 3000.||15|
|3) Mathematics and Statistics|
|MATH 1320||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||3|
|MATH 1800||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||5|
|MATH 1900||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II||5|
|MATH 2450||Elementary Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 3000||Discrete Structures||3|
|4) Additional Skills|
|ENGL 3130||Technical Writing||3|
There are no related area requirements for majors in Computer Science
Upon completion of a BS in Computer Science at the University of Missouri St. Louis, students will be able to:
- Apply logical reasoning, algorithmic and mathematical principles, and computer science theory to understand and solve a wide variety of computational problems
- Analyze computing problems, their size and scope, and input-output requirements
- Analyze, evaluate, and compare alternative solutions to computing problems, with particular reference to computational complexity, scalability, and usability
- Compare multiple general-purpose programming languages and select and use the appropriate languages for specific applications
- Design, implement (code) and document solutions to computational problems
- Create software systems following specific design and performance requirements within practical constraints
- Implement Internet applications on client and server sides
- Work effectively in teams to design, implement and evaluate solutions to computational problems
- Effectively communicate computer science concepts and solutions, verbally and in writing
- Recognize and promote the professional, social, ethical and legal issues and responsibilities in the computing / software profession
Four Year Plan
|INTDSC 10031||1||CMP SCI 1250||3|
|ENGL 1100||3||MATH 1800||5|
|MATH 1030||3||EXPLORE – Social Sciences||3|
|MATH 1035||2||CORE – US History & Government||3|
|EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts||3||EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts||3|
|EXPLORE – Social Sciences||3|
|CMP SCI 2250||3||CMP SCI 2261||3|
|CMP SCI 2700||3||CMP SCI 2700||3|
|MATH 1320||3||CMP SCI 3010||3|
|MATH 1900||5||MATH 3000||3|
|EXPLORE – Humanities and Fine Arts||3||CORE – Communication Proficiency||3|
|CMP SCI 3130||3||CMP SCI 4760||3|
|CMP SCI 4250||3||CMP SCI 3000+ level elective||6|
|MATH 2450||3||EXPLORE – Social Sciences||3|
|ENGL 3130||3||Elective or minor||3|
|CMP SCI Elective Course||3|
|CMP SCI 4500||3||CMP SCI 4280||3|
|CMP SCI 3000+ level elective||3||CMP SCI 3000+ level elective||3|
|Cultural Diversity Requirement||3||Elective or minor||6|
|Elective or minor||6|
|Total Hours: 121|
INTDSC 1003 is required only for first-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 24 college credits.
Please Note: This plan is an example of what a four year plan could look like for a typical student. Placement exam scores in math as well as the completion of coursework may change the plan. It should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester . All requirements are subject to change.