Entrance Requirement

Requirements for becoming a CS or CIS Major

The entrance requirements for high school for computer science degree program are:

1. English 4 units
2. Mathematics  
Algebra 2 units  
  Geometry 1 unit
  Pre-calculus or Equivalent 1 unit
3. Natural Sciences  
  Chemistry 1 unit
  Physics 1 unit
4. Foreign Language 1 unit
     

Students who meet the general entrance requirements of University, but lack specific requirements for the computer science curricula may, upon approval of the chair, be permitted to enroll in the Computer Science Department; however, all deficiencies must be removed before the end of the second academic year. Students having entrance deficiencies or weaknesses are urged to use the summer terms following the Freshman year in college to remove them.

Transfer students are required to have a minimum 2.0 GPA on all work attempted before entering the Computer Science Department. Normally transfer credit is considered for course work with a grade of "C" or better.

Entering freshmen must have a combined SAT score of at least 850 or equivalent ACT test score, or rank in the upper one third of their graduating class.

Students who have already earned academic credit from another college or university should have a combined score of 850 or greater on the SAT test or rank in the upper one third of their graduating class and have at least an overall grade point average of 2.3 on all academic work, or must have completed at least 30 academic semester hours with an overall grade point average of 2.3 or better.