The Computer Science Department offers undergraduate major programs in the College of Arts and Sciences leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science as well as minor and concentration programs in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, and Scientific Computation.
The mission of the Computer Science program is to provide graduates with a solid foundation in computing concepts and skills.
The Computer Science Department offers six introductory courses. Computer Science students typically start with CSCI1101 - Computer Science I. Students with no prior programming experience may be more comfortable starting with CSCI1074, which also fulfills the core mathematics requirement, or CSCI1075. Introductory Computer Science offerings are listed below. For more information about course selection, refer to the Course Selection, Placement and Credit FAQ.
- CSCI1074 The Digital World: An Introduction to Information and Computing
- CSCI1101 Computer Science I
- CSCI2227 Introduction to Scientific Computation
- CSCI2254 Web Application Development
Academic Planning Tools
The tools below are designed to help you create a plan of study at Boston College. The course precedence diagram shows the relationships between Computer Science courses. You can use the example plans of study to help you create your plan of study. Feel free to contact the Undergraduate Program Director with any questions or issues when creating your plan of study.
- Course precedence diagram
- Math Course Selection
- Sample plan of study
- Areas of Emphasis Within a Computer Science Major