The McKelvey School of Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences developed a new major that efficiently captures the intersection of the complementary studies of computer science and math.

McKelvey Engineering students who declare this major must fulfill the core course requirements listed below and all other requirements for the Applied Science degree in the McKelvey School of Engineering. They must also complete Engr 310 Technical Writing and 8 units of courses designated as NSM (Natural Sciences & Math) from Anthropology (L48 Anthro), Biology and Biomedical Sciences (L41 Biol), Chemisty (L07 Chem), Earth and Planetary Sciences (L19 EPSc), Physics (L31 Physics) or Environmental Studies (L82 EnSt).

Arts & Sciences students who declare this major must fulfill the distribution requirements and all other requirements for an AB degree in addition to the specific requirements listed below.

Core Course Requirements

Math 131Calculus I (AP credit may satisfy this requirement)3
Math 132Calculus II (AP credit may satisfy this requirement)3
Math 233Calculus III3
CSE 131Introduction to Computer Science3
Math 310Foundations for Higher Mathematics3
or Math 310W Foundations for Higher Mathematics with Writing
or CSE 240 Logic and Discrete Mathematics
CSE 247Data Structures and Algorithms3
Math 309Matrix Algebra3
Math 3200Elementary to Intermediate Statistics and Data Analysis3
or ESE 326 Probability and Statistics for Engineering
CSE 347Analysis of Algorithms3


Eight upper-level courses from Math or Computer Science & Engineering can be chosen from an approved list, with the following caveats:

  • No fewer than three courses can be chosen from each department.

  • Up to two preapproved courses from outside both departments can be selected.