Mar 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science Major (BA)

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Computer Science Major - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Please see the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, Department of  Computer Science web page at  for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at

Please see advising information at the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Advising Center at


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline
  3. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions

University Graduation Requirements

Computer Science Degree Requirements - Total 120 Credits

General Education Requirements - Subtotal 36-40 Credits

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3

(See note 1 below)

English Composition - Credits: 6

Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

Constitutions - Credits: 3-6

Mathematics - Credits: 4

Distribution Requirement - Credits: 18

  Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 credits
  • Social Science: 9 credits 
    • One course each from three different fields
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking:
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirements

Multicultural and International

Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to:

Major Requirements - BA in Computer Science - Subtotal: 61 Credits

General Electives - Credits: 23

 Free electives to ensure that minimum total credits are 120.

Total Credits: 120


1. EGG 101  in combination with EGG 202 , preferred for First-Year Seminar.

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