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Computer Science Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Area of Emphasis: Cybersecurity
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Computer Science majors learn to program, but they also learn how to use computers to solve problems and develop the skills to pursue great careers in fields like data analytics, software development, cybersecurity or artificial intelligence.

Academics

Fall
  • CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • COMM 112 Small Group Communication
    3
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
    1
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point
    4
  • Lab Science I
    4
18
Spring
  • CS 111 Introduction to Data Structures Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Lab Science II
    4
18
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • CS 210 File and Data Structures Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • CS 220 Discrete Mathematics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus Exclamation Point
    4
  • Lab Science III
    4
18
Spring
  • CPE 271 Introduction to Digital Logic Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • CPE 272 Digital Logic Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • CS 230 Introduction to Software Engineering Exclamation Point
    4
  • STAT 215 Introduction to Probability and Statistics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Become a level 1 Bystander Trainer
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • CS 221 Analysis of Algorithms Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • CS 350 Computer System Concepts Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • CS 455 Computer Architecture
    3
  • Concentration Area Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • CS 310 Principles of Programming Languages Exclamation Point
    3
  • CS 450 Operating Systems Structures Exclamation Point
    3
  • Concentration Area Course
    3
  • Free Elective
    3
  • ENGL 305 Technical Writing
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend a football game
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Join a club sport team
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

Academics

Fall
  • CS 410 Compiler Construction
    3
  • CS 480 Senior Design Exclamation Point
    2
  • Concentration Area Course
    3
  • Concentration Area Course
    3
  • CS 453 Data and Computer Communications
    3
14
Spring
  • CS 481 Senior Project
    3
  • Concentration Area Course
    3
  • Free Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
12
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sign up for an interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Participate in a practice job interview session

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