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

ASCS Degree Requirements

Entered Fall 2017 and Later

COMPUTER SCIENCE (ASCS) 40CU

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

Natural Science (4 CU)
Choose two from the following list PHYS 140, PHYS 141, EAS 091 or CHEM 101, BIOL 101 or 121
Natural Science
Natural Science

Any Natural Science Course*
Natural Science
Natural Science

*For ASCS Majors, Nat Sci may also include the following Cog Sci Courses: LING 250. 230, 255, 530, 531, 550, 551, 591, 603, 604, 630, 640; PHIL 426; PSYC 109, 111, 121, 135, 151, 153, 235, 253
NOTE: Science labs are not required. Two labs taken can be used as Natural Science credit

Engineering (12 CU)
CIS 110

CIS 120
CIS 121
CIS 240
CIS 320
CIS Elective*
CIS Elective*
CIS Project Elective**
CIS Project Elective**
Engineering

Engineering
EAS 499

*A CIS elective is a CIS or NETS
engineering course. The SEAS handbook defines all CIS & NETS classes numbered 1xx-5xx as engineering courses, with the following exceptions that cannot be used:
CIS 100, 101, 105, 106, 125, 160, 261,
262. ESE 350 can also be used to satisfy the CIS elective requirement.

Please note: Students may count at most 1 cu of 1XX credit as a CIS elective.

**Select one from the following list: CIS 341, 350, 371, 380, 450, 455, 460, 553 and ESE 350

 

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, 411 444; 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

Ethics Requirement
EAS 203

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