Computer Science Major Requirements 2017-2018

(115 hours + free electives)

English and Advanced Writing (6-7 hours)

  • ENG 109 or ENG 111 Composition
  • ENG 313 Technical Writing

Required Mathematics/Statistics/ Natural Science Courses (31 hours)

Mathematics (8 hours) Take both of the following:

  • MTH 151 Calculus I
  • MTH 231 Elements of Discrete Mathematics

Statistics (3-4 hours) Take one of the following:

  • STA 261 Statistics
  • STA 301 Applied Statistics
  • ECE 345 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers

Mathematics/Statistics Electives (9-10 hours)

Select three courses from the following list:

  • STA 333, 363, 365, 401, 402, 404, 427, 463, 466, 467
  • MTH 222, 251 (or 249), 252, 347, 411, 421, 432, 436, 437, 438, 439, 441, 447

Natural Science Electives (8-10 hours)

Select two of the following six science options:

  • BIO/MBI 115
  • BIO/MBI 116
  • CHM 141 + 144
  • CHM 142 + 145
  • PHY 191
  • PHY 192

Math/Stat/Science Elective (3-5 hours)

Select one additional course from one of the following:

  • Any of the above math/stat electives
  • Any of the above natural science electives
  • Any Global Miami Plan natural science (MPF IV A or MPF IV B)

Other General Requirements

Economics and Communication (6 hours) 

  • ECO 201 Microeconomics, or ECO 202 Macroeconomics
  • STC 135 Public Expression & Critical Inquiry 

Creative Arts, Humanities, & Social Science (3 hours)

  • Global Miami Plan Fine Arts Elective
  • (Humanities and Social Science satisfied by ECO 201 or 202, and CSE 262)

Global Perspectives (6 hours)

Select one of the following two options:

  • 6 hours of Foundation credit from any Miami-approved Study Abroad program, or
  • 6 hours of Global courses specifically designed to have a global perspective

Intercultural Perspectives (3 hours)

  • Global Miami Plan Intercultural Perspectives Elective

Thematic Sequence

Depending on the mathematics/statistics courses selected, it is possible to complete the MTH-2 or STA-2 thematic sequence.

  • The MTH-2 thematic sequence is fulfilled by: MTH 151, MTH 231, and either STA 301 or ECE 345
  • The STA-2 thematic sequence is fulfilled by: Either STA 261 or 301, STA 363, and either STA 333 or 365

Global Miami Plan Capstone (3 or more hours) and Experiential Learning (0 or more hours)

  • Satisfied by taking CSE 448 and 449 (Senior Design Project, 4 hours total)

Computer Science Core (38 hours)

  • CEC 101 Computing, Engineering & Society
  • CSE 102 Computing and Engineering 
  • CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming & Problem Solving
  • CSE 201 Introduction to Software Engineering
  • CSE 262 Technology, Ethics and Global Society
  • CSE 271 Object-Oriented Programming
  • CSE 274 Data Abstraction and Data Structures
  • CSE 278 Systems I
  • CSE 381 Systems II
  • CSE 383 Client Server Systems
  • CSE 448+ Senior Design Project I
  • CSE 449+ Senior Design Project II
  • CSE 464 Algorithms
  • CSE 465 Comparative Programming Languages

+ IMS 440 Interactive Media Studies Practicum may be substituted for CSE 448/449, but only with prior approval from the CSE department.  See your CSE advisor before enrolling.

Computer Science Electives (21 hours)

At least 15 hours (5 courses) of computer science electives:

  • CSE 287 Foundations of Computer Graphics and Games
  • CSE 387 Advanced Graphics and Game Engine Design
  • CSE 443 High Performance Computing
  • CSE 451 Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures
  • CSE 466 Bioinformatics Computing Skills
  • CSE 467 Computer and Network Security 
  • CSE 470 Special Topics in Computer Science
  • CSE 471 Simulation
  • CSE 473 Automata, Formal Languages, & Computability
  • CSE 474 Compiler Design
  • CSE 485 Advanced Database Systems
  • CSE 486 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • CSE 487 Game Design and Implementation

0 to 6 hours (2 courses) of affiliate electives:

  • CSE 211 Software Construction
  • CSE 212 Software Engineering for UI/UX
  • CSE 241 Computational Modeling and Simulation
  • CSE 270 Special Topics in Computer Science
  • CSE 273 Optimization Modeling
  • CSE 311 Software Architecture and Design
  • CSE 321 Software Quality Assurance and Testing
  • CSE 322 Software Requirements
  • CSE 372 Stochastic Modeling
  • ECE 287 Digital Systems Design
  • ECE 387 Embedded Systems Design
  • ECE 461 Network Modeling and Performance Analysis
  • ISA 401 Business Intelligence and Data Visualization

0 to 3 hours of research electives:

  • CSE 340 University Summer Scholars (requires petition)
  • CSE 480 Special Problems (Honors Program)
  • CSE 491 Undergraduate Research 

Free Electives

All students are required to complete at least 124 semester hours of coursework.  In addition to courses you take to satisfy the requirements of your major, you will need to take enough free electives to complete the 124-hour requirement.  These can come from any courses that Miami offers.  No more than 10 hours may come from Kinesiology and Health courses (KNH) numbered 110-170.