2017-2018 Catalog > Undergraduate Studies > Undergraduate Majors > Computer Science Major, B.S.
The major in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The major is intended to prepare students for employment in a computer-intensive field, or for graduate study in computer science. All students in this program must meet the following degree requirements:
All candidates for the degree must earn at least 47 credits in computer science courses and must complete a total of 124 credits (including transfer courses accepted by Hood). The final 30 credits must be taken as a degree candidate at Hood.
The major requires 9 credits of 300-level or above computer science elective courses, of which no more than 3 credits may be an internship or assistantship.
Additional courses for at least 30 total credits of math and science, including at least 15 total credits in mathematics. Additional math courses must be at the 200-level or higher, excluding MATH 200L and MATH 300L, and must be letter graded. Science courses must be lab courses acceptable for the corresponding science major.
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