Fall 2022 Registration Recommendations
Here are some recommendations for courses to take based on the highest-numbered course you will have completed after spring 2022.
- No Computer Science, or only 112/195
You should sign up for CSCI 125, Software Design & Implementation. In this course, you'll learn the basics of object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. No prior programming experience is assumed.
If your schedule permits and you have not already taken it, you can also sign up for CSCI 112, Exploring Computer Science.
- CSCI 125/225
You can sign up for CSCI 235, Data Structures & Software Design, or CSCI 245, Programming Language Paradigms. 235 is a continuation of learning to program using Java, while 245 focuses on several other languages, so you'll probably find it easier to continue on with 235. 245 is only offered in the fall semester, while 235 will also be offered in the spring.
It's not recommended that you sign up for both of these courses at the same time. However, CSCI 376, Computer Networking, requires both 235 & 245 as pre-requisites, so if you want to take CSCI 376 and you're graduating before Spring 2025, you will need to take both 235 and 245 in Fall 2022 so you can take CSCI 376 in Spring 2023.
If your schedule permits and you have not already taken it, you should also sign up for CSCI 112, Exploring Computer Science.
- Csci 235
You should sign up for CSCI 245, Programming Language Paradigms. CSCI 295, Using the Command Line Effectively, is a 1 credit course that you should consider adding on to CSCI 245, as you will be using the command line interface a lot in CSCI 245.
You can also consider signing up for CSCI 255, Introduction to Algorithms & Discrete Structures. Some students have found it difficult to complete both of these courses concurrently, while others have been successful doing so. You should talk with your advisor or any computer science faculty member who knows you to help you decide what's best for you. If you want to take CSCI 385, Advanced Data Structures & Algorithms or CSCI 470, Languages and Machines, in Spring 2023, you must take CSCI 255 in Fall 2022.
You can consider taking CSCI 321, Applications Programming in addition to either 245 or 255, but you might find this challenging. Talk with your academic advisor or a computer science faculty member who knows you to decide if this would be a good idea for you.
If you plan to graduate before Fall 2024 and want to take 321, you will need to take it in Fall 2022 since it is offered every other year.
Finaly, you can also pair CSCI 112, Exploring Computer Science,with CSCI 235.
- CSCI 245
You should take CSCI 255, Introduction to Algorithms & Discrete Structures and/or CSCI 321, Applications Programming. or CSCI 342, Computer Graphics. If you plan to graduate before Fall 2024 and want to take either 321 or 342, you should take them in Fall 2022 since they are only offered every other year.
Taking both CSCI 255 and CSCI 321/342 in the same semester might be challenging. Talk with your academic advisor or a computer science faculty member who knows you to decide if this would be a good idea for you.
You should also sign up for CSCI 112, Exploring Computer Science if you have not yet had that course.
Finally, CSCI 295, Using the Command Line Efffectively, is a 1 credit course that will be a good combination with CSCI 255 if that's the only course you choose to take.
- Completed all 200-level courses
If you haven't yet completed CSCI 112, Exploring Computer Science, you must do so before completing any of the 300-level courses.
CSCI 295, Using the Command Line Efffectively, is a 1 credit course that will be a good combination with these 300-level courses.
- Students planning to graduate during the 2022–23 academic year
- You must sign up for CSCI 481, Senior Capstopne Project I. This is a fall-0nly course, and you will also be required to take CSCI 482, Senior Capstone Project II in the spring.
We also recommend these courses from other departments if you have room in your schedule:
- COMM 140 - Public Presentations
- ENGL 214 - Workplace Writing
- ENGS 326 - Embedded Systems
Students who have completed CSCI 265 can take this course and count it as elective credit towards a computer science major.
You can also sign up for an optional 1-credit independent study with Professor Bassett if you want 4 credits of elective credit instead of 3.
Contact Professor Bassett (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Have questions not covered here?
Please discuss them with your academic advisor — or if you're not a declared major, talk with any computer science faculty member.
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