Your CIS Contacts:

Desirae Cesar
Associate Director
Office: 309 Levine
Phone: 215-573-2582
Email: desirae@cis.upenn.edu

Laura Fox
Associate Director
Office: 309 Levine
Phone: 215-898-3191
Email: lffox@cis.upenn.edu

Dr. Stephanie Weirich
Undergraduate Curriculum Chair
Office: 510 Levine
Phone: 215-573-2821

ASCC Degree Requirements

Entered Fall 2012 and Later

COMPUTER & COGNITIVE SCIENCE (ASCC) 40CU

Math (6 CU)
MATH 104
MATH 114
CIS 160
CIS 262
Math Elective
Math Elective

Natural Science (4 CU)
PHYS 140
PHYS 141
Natural Science*
Natural Science*

*For ASCC majors, Nat Sci may also include the following Cog Sci courses: LING 150/250, 230/330, 252, 255, 520, 530, 531, 550, 551, 553, 554, 591, 603, 604, 630, 640; PHIL 426; PSYC 109, 111, 121, 135, 151, 153

NOTE: Science Labs are not required. Labs taken can be used as 1 cu of Natural Science credit

Engineering (12 CU)
CIS 110

CIS 120
CIS 121
CIS 140
CIS 240
CIS 320
CIS 391
CIS Elective *
CIS Elective *
Engineering
Engineering
EAS 499

*A CIS Elective is any CIS or MKSE engineering course.  The SEAS student handbook defines all CIS and MKSE classes numbered 1xx-5xx to be engineering courses, with the following exceptions: CIS 100, 101, 106, 125, 160, 261, 262. These courses do not count as CIS engineering classes. Additionally, ESE 350 may be used to satisfy a CIS Elective requirement.  

Please note:  Students may count at most 1 c.u. of 1xx credit towards their CIS Electives.

 

Concentration (8 CU)

OPTION 1: Any approved minor, or sequence of approved courses. Remaining must be Math, Nat Sci or Engineering. (MINORS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED)

OPTION 2: Any 8 CU's from Math, Nat Sci, Engineering, or from the following specified Tech Electives: LING 106, PHIL 231, 244, 411, 413, 444, 445; PSYC 413; OPIM 220, 321, 325

Concentration
Concentration
Concentration
Concentration
Concentration
Concentration
Concentration
Concentration

Social Sci & Humanities (7 CU)
SS
SS
H
H
SS or H
SS, H, or TBS
SS, H, or TBS

THE SSH DEPTH AND WRITING REQTS MUST BE SATISFIED FROM THE SSH COURSES ABOVE

SSH Depth Requirement
(Two courses in one SSH subject area)
SSH Dept Reqt
SSH Depth Reqt

Writing Requirement
(One Writing Seminar)
Writing Seminar

Free Elective (3 CU)
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective