Guidelines for Transfer, Dual Degree, Minor and Double Major in CS

EFFECTIVE FOR STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2014 AND LATER.
For students entering earlier, please consult with the CS Undergraduate Program office (GHC 4115)

How to Apply for an Internal Transfer into the School of Computer Science 

Students may submit an internal transfer request no earlier than the end of the freshman year and once they have successfully completed 15-122, 15-150, 15-210, 15-213, 15-251 and 21-127. Students considering a transfer are expected to earn at least a 3.6 QPA in the set of required courses listed above and have an overall 3.0 QPA.   Students may apply for may apply for transfer by the mid-semester break (or end of summer session) in the semester when the last of the six required courses will be completed. In the case of courses in progress, the midsemester grades will be used in the QPA calculation. The decision to allow for transfer will be made by committee based on the student's academic performance (in the specified courses and in their courses overall if necessary), additional involvement in SCS and other computing-related activities, and availability of space in the student's class level. Transfer to the Computer Science program is not guaranteed, and students should continue to make progress in their current major and discuss their plans with their academic advisor carefully in the event that a transfer is not possible. Prior to submitting a transfer request, students should first  make an appointment  with our Assistant Dean, Tom Cortina, for an initial evaluation.

SCS INTERNAL TRANSFER AND DUAL DEGREE APPLICATION FORM

DEADLINES - NEW FOR 2017

Fall semester: Mid-semester break (last Friday of first half of the semester)
Spring semester: Mid-semester break (last Friday of first half of the semester)
Summer semester: Last Friday of the Summer All session

Submit your application to the CS Undergraduate Program Administrator (GHC 4115). 
Questions? Contact Assistant Dean Tom Cortina

How to Apply for a Dual Degree in the School of Computer Science

For students interested in pursuing the dual degree, it should be clear that they will acheive the requirements for both degrees (primary and CS) with the required number of total units by their expected graduation date. Students considering a dual degree are expected to earn at least a 3.6 QPA over all six core courses (15-122, 15-150, 15-210, 15-213, 15-251 and 21-127) and have an overall 3.0 QPA. Students may apply for may apply for dual degree by the mid-semester break (or end of summer session) in the semester when the last of the six required courses will be completed. In the case of courses in progress, the midsemester grades will be used in the QPA calculation. The decision to allow dual degree will be made by committee based on the student's academic performance (in the specified courses and in their courses overall if necessary), additional involvement in SCS and other computing-related activities, and availability of space in the student's class level. Acceptance for dual degree in the Computer Science program is not guaranteed, and students should continue to make progress in their current major and discuss their plans with their academic advisor carefully in the event that a dual degree is not approved. Prior to submitting a dual degree request, students should first make an appointment with our Assistant Dean, Tom Cortina, for an initial evaluation.

SCS INTERNAL TRANSFER AND DUAL DEGREE APPLICATION FORM

DEADLINES - NEW FOR 2017

Fall semester: Mid-semester break (last Friday of first half of the semester)
Spring semester: Mid-semester break (last Friday of first half of the semester)
Summer semester: Last Friday of the Summer All session

Submit your application to the CS Undergraduate Program Administrator (GHC 4115). 
Questions? Contact Assistant Dean Tom Cortina

How to Apply for a Minor in Computer Science 

Students considering a minor declaration in Computer Science must first successfully complete 15-122, 15-150, and either 15-210, 15-213 or 15-251 with a QPA over these courses of at least a 2.0 or higher. Students may submit a request only after meeting these initial requirements. To complete the minor, students are expected to complete all minor requirements with an overall QPA for the minor of 2.0 or higher. Requests will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Students declared for the CS minor are advised that they are not guaranteed to get specific electives to complete the minor and should plan their schedules accordingly.

CS MINOR AND DOUBLE MAJOR APPLICATION FORM

All applications are reviewed as they are received.

Submit your application to the CS Undergraduate Program Administrator (GHC 4115). 
Questions? Contact: Mary Widom

How to Apply for a Double Major in Computer Science 

Students considering a double major in Computer Science must first successfully complete all math requirements for the CS major along with at least 75% of the CS requirements. Students may submit a request only after meeting these initial requirements. To complete the double major, students are expected to complete all major requirements with an overall QPA for the double major of 3.0 or higher. Requests will be evaluated on a rolling basis based on number of enrolled students in the double major track. Acceptance to complete the double major is not guaranteed. Students pursuing the CS double major are advised that they are not guaranteed to get specific electives to complete the double major and should plan their schedules accordingly.

CS MINOR AND DOUBLE MAJOR APPLICATION FORM

All applications are reviewed as they are received.

Submit your application to the CS Undergraduate Program Administrator (GHC 4115). 
Questions? Contact: Mary Widom


Maintained by Mary Widom, CS Undergraduate Program Administrator.