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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 www.cs.unlv.edu  for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.

Please see advising information at the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Advising Center at www.engineering.unlv.edu/advising.

 Accreditation

Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze problems and identify the computing and/or mathematical techniques appropriate to their solutions
  2. Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems
  3. Use current tools or techniques to implement and evaluate programs or computer-based systems
  4. Apply computer science techniques and tools to solve problems in a chosen application area

University Graduation Requirements

Computer Science Degree Requirements - Total 120 Credits


General Education Requirements - Subtotal 36-40 Credits


First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3


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: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students

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


Electives - Credits: 23


 Free electives to ensure that minimum total credits are 120.

Total Credits: 120


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