Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

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 required to complete a placement exam to determine initial placement into a mathematics or computer science course. Each student will be placed into one of the following levels: L (MA 100, MA 110, MA 113, CS 105); M (MA 140, MA 141, MA 145, MA 160, CS 116, or lower); or H (MA 168, MA 170, MA 171, or lower). Students who have previously studied calculus are invited to take a second exam to exempt from MA 170, MA 171, 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 and 300 level 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 course.

3. Approval of the program faculty.

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