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BS CSE: Curriculum

The BS CSE curriculum consists of the following components:

  • General College of Engineering Requirements (20 hours)
  • Computer Science Core (25 hours)
  • Non-Computer Science Core (17 hours)
  • Computer Science Core Choices (17 hours)
  • Math and Science Electives (8 hours)
  • Technical Electives (17 hours)
  • General Education (24 hours)

The minimum total hours for the BS CSE degree is 126 credit hours.
 


General College of Engineering Requirements

  • Engr 1100 Introduction to Ohio State and CSE (1 hr)
  • Engr 1181 and 1182 Fundamentals of Engineering I and II (4 hrs)
  • Math 1151 Calculus I (5 hrs)
  • Math 1172 Engineering Mathematics A (5 hrs)
  • Physics 1250 Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Waves (5 hrs)

Computer Science Core

  • CSE 2221 and 2231 Software I and II (8 hrs)
  • CSE 2321 and 2331 Foundations I and II (6 hrs)
  • CSE 2421 and 2431 Systems I and II (7 hrs)
  • CSE 3341 Principles of Programming Languages (3 hrs)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • CSE 2501 Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing (1 hr)
    • Philos 1338 Ethics in the Professions: Introduction to Computing Ethics and Effective Presentation (4 hrs)

Non-Computer Science Core

  • ECE 2020 Introduction to Analog Systems and Circuits (3 hrs)
  • ECE 2060 Introduction to Digital Logic (3 hrs)
  • Math 2568 Linear Algebra (3 hrs)
  • Math 3345 Foundations of Higher Mathematics (3 hrs)
  • Stat 3470 Intro to Probability and Statistics for Engineers (3 hrs)

Computer Science Core Choices

  • CSE 3231 or 3241 Software Eng or Databases (3 hrs)
  • CSE 3421 or 3461 Systems: Architecture or Networking (3 hrs)
  • CSE 3521 or 3541 Applications: AI or Graphics (3 hrs)
  • CSE 390X Project: Design, Development and Documentation (4 hrs)
  • CSE 591X Capstone Design (4 hrs)

Math and Science Electives

  • Choose at least 8 hours of approved Math, Statistics or Science coursework

Technical Electives

Note: Majors must select a specialization option. Requirements for the specialization options may dictate core and technical elective choices. 

General Education

  • Writing and Related Skills (6 hrs)
  • Social Sciences (6 hrs)
  • Historical Study (3 hrs)
  • Arts and Humanities (6 hrs)
  • Cultures and Ideas and Professional Ethics (3 hrs)