Computer Science B.A.
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
Computers are ubiquitous in today's society and have application in nearly every aspect of our working and personal lives. The field of computer science has evolved to the point where advanced computer science techniques are now an integral component in nearly every discipline. Computing professionals who have a sufficient exposure to a second discipline in their undergraduate studies are desperately needed in order to interact in a knowledgeable manner with experts in other areas in order to solve a broad range of problems. The Computer Science B.A. degree program prepares students to become such computing professionals and also allows for the pursuit of graduate and professional degrees in a wide range of disciplines. The Computer Science B.A. is an interdisciplinary program that will produce computing professionals who have the necessary depth of expertise in computer science to have lifelong professional careers in the field. The program requires each student to gain knowledge and experience in the fundamentals of computer science, including computer organization and architecture, data structures and related algorithms, and programming languages. In addition, it allows for significant course work in a second complementary discipline. Students who complete this degree will have enormous flexibility and opportunity in their future careers and education since there is no discipline that is not touched in significant ways by computer science.
This program is available:
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Introductory Course (1 cr)
Transfer students with 24 or more credits and current students who change from a B.S. degree or change colleges may request to be waived from this requirement. New first-year students with 24 or more PSEO credits may request to be waived from this requirement.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
1. A minor or a second major from another department; the Computer Engineering minor may not be used to satisfy this requirement. 2. This schedule presupposes placement into MATH 1296.
Computer Science Required Courses (26 cr)
CS 1511 - Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or CS 1581 - Honors: Computer Science I [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Computer Science Electives (12 cr)
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CS 4xxx
· CS 5xxx
Courses Required From Other Programs (15 cr)
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
WRIT 31xx Adv Writing (3 cr)