Computer Science & Philosophy, BSLAS for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Computer Science & Philosophy

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office by the beginning of the fifth semester (60-75 hours).

CS + PHIL Major Sequence (Sample).

Please see the computer science advisor as well as the philosophy advisor.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 71-73 hours. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level Philosophy courses must be taken on this campus.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours


Course List
Code Title Hours
Required Computer Science Courses (32-33 hours):  
CS 100 Freshman Orientation (recommended) 1 1
CS 125 Intro to Computer Science 4
CS 126 Software Design Studio 3
CS 173 Discrete Structures 3
CS 225 Data Structures 4
CS 233 Computer Architecture 4
CS 241 System Programming 4
Choose one of the following: 3

STAT 200

Statistical Analysis  

STAT 212


CS 361

Probability & Statistics for Computer Science  
CS 374 Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation 4
CS 421 Programming Languages & Compilers 3
Mathematics (may also fulfill the General Education Quantitative Reasoning I and II requirements)  
MATH 220 Calculus 4-5
or MATH 221 Calculus I
MATH 225 Introductory Matrix Theory 2
MATH 231 Calculus II 3
Required Philosophy coursework  
PHIL 222 Philosophical Foundations of Computer Science 3
PHIL 223 Minds & Machines 3
PHIL 421 Ethical Theories 3
Choose one of the following: 3

PHIL 426


PHIL 430

Theory of Knowledge  
Choose one of the following: 3

PHIL 425

Philosophy of Mind  

PHIL 438

Philosophy of Language  

PHIL 439

Philosophy of Mathematics  

PHIL 477

Philosophy of Psychology  
PHIL 454 Advanced Symbolic Logic 3
PHIL 499 Capstone Seminar 3
In consultation with an advisor, choose at least 9 additional hours of coursework in philosophy, with at least 6 of those hours being at the 300- or 400-level. 9
Total Hours 71-73

 CS 100 is an orientation course aimed at first-year students, so students who declare the major after the freshman year are not required to complete it.