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The first requirement for admission is an interest in computing. It is not necessary that students know anything about programming before taking the introductory programming course, CS 140 (Introduction to Computing I), but they should have some prior experience in using a computer (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, and electronic mail). If students do not have this prior experience, it is recommended they take CMIS 108 (Computer Concepts and Applications) first.

In order to be admitted to the BS or BA program, students must satisfy the requirements for admission to a program in the School of Engineering:

1. Completion of all Academic Development courses required by the University

2. Completion of any required courses to address high school deficiencies

3. Completion of MATH 120 (College Algebra) or high school equivalent with a grade of C or better

4. Cumulative grade average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale

A student may be dropped from the program in any of the following circumstances:

1. He or she has a GPA of less than 2.0 in all computer science courses

2. He or she has a GPA of less than 2.0 in all mathematics courses

3. He or she has a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0

4. He or she fails to enroll in courses toward fulfillment of program requirements for three consecutive semesters

For more information, click the appropriate link under "Admission Criteria" on the university's main admissions page:

http://www.siue.edu/apply/

Degree Requirements

Requirement Categories Required Semester Hours (BA/BS)

Core Courses 27/34
Senior Project Courses 06/06
Mathematics Courses 11/16
Science Courses 03/14
Foreign Language Courses 08/00
Courses leading to a Non-CS Minor 18/00
General Education Courses 32/36
Elective Courses (Computing) 06/12
Elective Courses (Other) 13/06

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Bachelor of Science Degree

Minor in Computer Science