Computer Science, Bachelor of Science (BS)

Program Description

The foundations of the field of computer science include both mathematics and engineering. Consequently, studies in computer science range from theory through experimental techniques to engineering methodology. Focus areas in our department include artificial intelligence, scientific computing, data science, and cybersecurity.

Likely Career Paths

Software engineer, mobile application developer, network architect, systems analyst, web developer, security analyst

Key Considerations

Course Planning

1st and 2nd Year Courses or Areas of Study

CWU Course # Transfer Course #
ENG 101 ENGL& 101
ENG 102 ENGL& 102 (or see TES)
MATH 172 MATH& 151
CS 110 CS& 141 (or see TES)
CS 111 See TES

Other options may be available, we recommend viewing the Transfer Equivalency Site (TES) for other acceptable equivalences or contacting us.

Advising Notes

  • Students who come in with an AA-DTA can finish in two full-time years.
  • Students who come in with an Associate in Science - Track II will typically have some CS electives already completed but will still need 15-20 credits OR 3-4 knowledge areas of general education coursework.
  • CWU’s foundational programming language is Java (not C++).
  • A grade of C or higher is required in each course in order to progress to the next one in CS sequences.
  • Students can declare the major immediately after matriculating, no selection process is required.
  • Any Washington state DTA (Direct Transfer Agreement) degree will satisfy all general education requirements.
  • Major requirements may change over time; students will be expected to meet the catalog requirements in place the quarter they are admitted to the major.
Current Catalog

Other Resources

Admissions: 509-963-1211 |

Financial Aid: 509-963-1611 |

Scholarship Information: 509-963-1611 |

Transfer Center: 509-963-1390 |

Veterans: 509-963-3028 |

International: +1-509-963-3612 |


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