Computer Science - BS

The four-year undergraduate curriculum in computer science at Texas A&M provides a sound preparation in computing, as well as in science, mathematics, English, and statistics. Students take a broad set of core computer science courses in the early semesters, which exposes them to the main concepts in computing. During the later semesters, students take elective computer science courses drawn from four tracks (algorithms and theory, computer systems, software, and information and intelligent systems) to provide both breadth and depth. The electives can be used to tailor the curriculum to match the student’s interests. Graduate courses may be taken by qualified students for some of the electives.

A major in computer science includes a 12-hour area of concentration. This allows students to design a course of study that complements their computer science coursework and takes advantage of opportunities offered by other departments across the University.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering (Note: not all programs listed are offered in Qatar). The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 andCHEM 102/CHEM 112. Biomedical Engineering also requires a two semester sequence of chemistry courses consisting of CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4 1
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1,4
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II: Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3,5 3-6
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours31-32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CSCE 121 Introduction to Program Design and Concepts 1 4
CSCE 181 Introduction to Computing 1 1
CSCE 222/ECEN 222 Discrete Structures for Computing 1 3
MATH 304 Linear Algebra 1 3
General elective 6 1
Science elective 6,7 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
CSCE 221 Data Structures and Algorithms 1 4
CSCE 312 Computer Organization 1 4
CSCE 314 Programming Languages 1 3
Select one from: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Technical and Business Writing  
Concentration area elective 8 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
CSCE 313 Introduction to Computer Systems 1 4
CSCE 315 Programming Studio 1 3
CSCE 481 Seminar 1 1
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Concentration area elective 8 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
CSCE 411 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3
Select one from: 1 3
Engineering Mathematics III  
Discrete Mathematics  
Differential Equations  
Computer science elective 9 6
Science elective 7 3
High Impact Experience 10 0
High-Impact Experience  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Computer science elective 9 9
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Concentration area elective 8 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
CSCE 482 Senior Capstone Design 1 3
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 3
Computer science elective 9 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Concentration area elective 8 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours95

Total Program Hours 126