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Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog


Computer Science
College: Engineering
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Hours for Degree: 120
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: Yes

The computer science program combines a strong engineering-oriented technical basis with a flexible interdisciplinary component and an emphasis on communication skills. This flexibility will be increasingly important in the future as computers become more important tools in an ever-increasing number of disciplines.

Students in the engineering computer science (EG-CSE) program will satisfy the same requirements for general education and obtain the same engineering preprofessional background in mathematics and science as other engineering students. The program contains a strong technical component comprising a set of required courses covering essential areas in computing and a set of technical electives enabling students to deepen their knowledge in chosen areas of computer science and engineering. In addition, the program includes a set of interdisciplinary electives in an area of the student's choice. This area may be chosen from anything the university has to offer.

Students may choose an established minor, a predefined track, or if none meet their needs, work with an adviser to develop their own program. Thus, students will not need to wait for an interdisciplinary program to be established; they can create their own.

To answer the demands of industry for employees with both technical competence and the ability to communicate effectively, the program requires communication courses beyond the usual general education requirements for engineering.

Department Requirements

A minimum grade of C or higher is required in ENC 2210 and CIS 3020 or 3023. In addition, CISE requires all computer engineering students to maintain a cumulative, upper-division and department grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Students who do not meet these requirements will be placed on academic probation and will be required to prepare a probation contract with a CISE adviser. Students are normally given two terms to remove their deficit points. However, students who do not satisfy the conditions of the first term of probation may be

To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

Critical Tracking and Recommended Semester Plan

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA for semesters 1-5
  • 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking coursework for semesters 1-5
  • Complete 2 of 7 tracking courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts: CHM 2045, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, PHY 2048 and PHY 2049

Semester 2:

  • Complete 2 additional courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 3:

  • Complete 1 additional course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 4:

  • Complete 1 additional course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 5:

  • Complete all 7 critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C in each course within two attempts

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

Recommended semester plan

Semester 1Credits
If you do not place out of ENC 1101, take it this semester.
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M)4
CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1 (GE-P)3
CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (GE-P)1
Humanities (GE-H)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Total 14
Semester 2Credits
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE-M)4
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (GE-P)3
PHY 2048L Laboratory for PHY 2048 (GE-P)1
CIS 3022 Programming Fundamentals for CIS Majors 1 (CISE program elective)3
Interdisciplinary elective3
Total 14
Semester 3Credits
CIS 3023 Programming for CIS Majors 2 (GE-M)3
PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (GE-P)3
PHY 2049L Physics Laboratory (GE-P)1
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Total 10
Semester 4Credits
MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE-M)4
COT 3100 Applications of Discrete Structures3
EEL 3701C Digital Logic and Computer Systems4
ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (Writing and Speaking for Engineers [GE-C, WR])3
Total 14
Semester 5Credits
MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations3
CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Organization3
Interdisciplinary elective3
Humanities (GE-H)3
Total 12
Semester 6Credits
COP 3530 Data Structures and Algorithm4
Interdisciplinary elective 3
Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-H or GE-S)3
Total 10
CIS 4301 Information and Database Systems 13
Interdisciplinary elective3
MAS 3114 Computational Linear Algebra (3) or
MAS 4105 Linear Algebra 1 (4)
STA 3032 Engineering Statistics3
Total 12-13
Semester 8Credits
Communications course3
COT 4501 Numerical Analysis3
Interdisciplinary elective3
Technical elective3
Total 12
Summer Semester
Pursue Internship/Co-op if desired
Semester 9Credits
COP 4600 Operating Systems3
CEN 3031 Introduction to Software Engineering3
CGS 3065 Legal and Social Issues in Computing3
Technical elective3
Total 12
Semester 10Credits
CEN 4500C Computer Network Fundamentals4
CIS 4914 Senior project or
CIS 4913C Integrated Product and Process Design 2 (4EG)
Technical elective3
Total 10