UNM Los Alamos

Computer Science

Computer Science

About the Program

This is a transfer degree program designed for students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in computer science. Program content is based upon the computer science baccalaureate degree offered at UNM Albuquerque campus in the School of Engineering.

A minimum of 67 credit hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. At least 15 of these 67 hours must be credit courses taken at a UNM campus. CS 151 or CS 152 must be completed with a B- or better. All other computer science component courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better. Math 162 must be completed with a grade of B- or better. All other courses used for this degree must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better. It is strongly recommended that the student check the specific requirements for the B.S. or B.A. of interest if planning to transfer in order to make the best choices among the optional courses below.

General Education Requirements

WRITING AND SPEAKING (9 CREDIT HOURS)

  • ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition (3) or ENGL 112: Composition II (3) or
  • ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition (3)
  • ENGL 120: Composition III (3)
  • ENGL 219: Technical and Professional Writing (3)

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (8 CREDIT HOURS)

  • MATH 162: Calculus I (4) (with a grade of B- or better)
  • MATH 163: Calculus II (4)

PHYSICAL AND NATURAL SCIENCE (14 CREDIT HOURS)

Four science courses (of 3 or more credit hours) taken by science and engineering majors, two of which must come from one of the following sequences, including the laboratories. The remaining hours can be more advanced courses in the discipline chose for the sequence or they can be additional introductory laboratory science hours.

Physics is strongly recommended.

Note: Students may not take both the sequence EPS 101, EPS 105L, EPS 201L AND the sequence ENVS 101, ENVS 102L, EPS 201L.

  • ASTR 270 and 270L: General Astronomy and General Astronomy Laboratory I (4)
  • ASTR 271 and 271L: General Astronomy and General Astronomy Laboratory I (4)
  • BIOL 201: Molecular and Cell Biology (4)
  • BIOL 202: Genetics (4)
  • CHEM 121 and CHEM 123L: General Chemistry I and General Chemistry Laboratory 1 (4)
  • CHEM 122 and CHEM 124L: General Chemistry II and General Chemistry Laboratory II (4)
  • EPS 101 and EPS 105L: How the Earth Works – An Introduction to Geology and Physical Geology Laboratory (4)
  • EPS 201L: Earth History (4)
  • ENVS 101 and ENVS 102L: The Blue Planet and The Blue Planet Laboratory (4)
  • EPS 201L: Earth History (4)
  • PHYC 160 and 160L: General Physics and General Physics Laboratory (4)
  • PHYC 161 and 161L: General Physics and General Physics Laboratory (4)

UNM CORE CURRICULUM DIVIDED AS FOLLOWS:

FINE ARTS (3 CREDIT HOURS) 

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE (3 CREDIT HOURS) 

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HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (6 CREDIT HOURS) 

Select any UNM Core curriculum courses in these areas

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 43 CREDIT HOURS

Technical Core Requirements

COMPUTER SCIENCE (24 CREDIT HOURS)

  • CS 101: Introduction to Computing Science (4)
  • CS 151L: Computer Programming Fundamentals for Non-Majors (3) (with a grade of B-or better)

or

  • CS 152L: Computer Programming Fundamentals (3) (recommended) (with a grade of B- or better)
  • CS 220: Systems Analysis and Design (3)
  • CS 241L: Data Organization (3)
  • CS 251L: Intermediate Programming (3)
  • CS 261: Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (3)
  • CS 293: Social and Ethical Computing (1)
  • ECE 238L: Computer Logic Design (4)

TOTAL TECHNICAL CORE REQUIREMENTS 24 CREDIT HOURS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 67 CREDIT HOURS