Science Requirements

The following courses may count towards the Basic Science credit requirements for the BS in Computer Science and the BA in Computer Science. Note that courses with both N and S designators (or any other combination), may only be used to satisfy one type of requirement. All course selections must be with the explicit approval of your advisor.

  • All Biology courses and labs numbered 020.xxx
  • All Biophysics courses and labs numbered 250.xxx, with the exception of 250.205 Intro to Computing
  • All Chemistry courses and labs numbered 030.xxx [Note: Beginning in the Fall 2014 the chemistry department began offering 4 credits for an AP4. Students with AP4 are to take 030.103 Chemical Equilibrium for their remaining four chemistry credits. Students with an AP4 are not allowed to enroll in 030.102 Chem II, they must take 030.103 (or not accept their AP chemistry credit and take BOTH 030.101 and 030.102).]
  • Physics and Astronomy courses and labs numbered 171.xx and 173.xxx, with the exception of: 171.113 Subatomic World
  • Earth and Planetary science courses and labs numbered 270.xxx.
  • N courses offered by engineering departments may be counted.
  • Brain related Cognitive Science courses 050.xxx that have an ‘N’ designator may be counted, but language/linguistics related N courses may not.
  • Brain related Neuroscience courses 080.xxx that have an ‘N’ designator may be counted, but language/linguistics related N courses may not.
  • Behavioral Biology courses 290.xx with that have an ‘N’ designator may be counted.

Note: Psychology courses 200.xxx with N designators may NOT be applied toward the basic science requirements. Co-listed N courses in other departments such as Neuroscience or Biology should be taken from those departments instead.

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