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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue

Computer Science Major


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This major prepares students for careers in a variety of fields, as well as for graduate work in computer science.

Placement Procedure

All incoming students are encouraged to complete a placement questionnaire to determine initial placement into a data analytics, mathematics or computer science course. Students who have previously studied calculus are invited to take a second exam to exempt from MA 172  or MA 180 . Students with AP credit in mathematics or computer science are also eligible to exempt introductory courses. Students who intend to major in mathematics should complete MA 180  in the first year. Computer science majors should complete CS 119  in their first year.

Honors in Mathematics and Computer Science


Majors in Mathematics and Computer Science are encouraged to strive for honors in the major upon graduation. Honors will be awarded to students who exhibit mastery of the subject in both course work and additional academic endeavors.

Requirements for honors in mathematics and in computer science:

1. A minimum grade point average of 3.60 in 200-level or above courses in the major. All courses (other than CS 290) specifically required for the major must be taken for a grade. No more than two approved courses away from Goucher will be counted in the average.

2. Some evidence of maturity and creativity in mathematics and/or computer science, such as outstanding work on a senior thesis, independent work, paper or final examination in a 300-level or above course.

3. Approval of the program faculty.

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