Computer Science AND AStronomy Major
The LAS major in Computer Science and Astronomy is a flexible program for students who plan to pursue technical or professional careers in arts and sciences areas requiring a sound grounding in computer science.This major allows students to combine study of computer science with training in Astronomy to offer students novel perspectives in interdisciplinary work. Students can use the supporting coursework to prepare for employment immediately upon graduation or for pursuing graduate study in a wide variety of fields or to complete a significant body of courses in a single area, such as a double major or minor. Students are encouraged to pursue a double major in Astronomy and Computer Science.
Students are strongly encouraged to get involved in undergraduate research through independent studies and funded research experiences, with the goal of learning from the University of Illinois CS and LAS internationally recognized scholars outside the classroom and participating in the exciting quest for new contributions to the field.
Computer Science & Astronomy Major in Science and Letters Curriculum
Degree title: Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences
LAS Core Requirements: To graduate with a degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, all LAS students must fulfill the core requirements.
Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 66 hours, including a minimum of 30 in Computer Science
General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements.
Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours
|30||Required Computer Science Courses:|
Mathematics (may also fulfill the General Education Quantitative Reasoning I and II requirements)
Physics and Mathematics
Intermediate and Advanced Astronomy
Select 12 hours from the following. Taking one of the computation-intensive
|Total of 66 hours (minimum)|
Students should discuss pursing an Astronomy minor or double majoring in Astronomy or Physics with the Computer Science academic advisor and the Astronomy advisor.
Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.
All LAS foreign language requirements must be satisfied.
A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office by the beginning of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see the computer science advisor as well as the Astronomy advisor.
Students wishing to transfer into Computer Science and Astronomy must have completed at least two CS courses on this campus, excluding CS125, with a B+ or higher in each course. Students must also complete ASTR 210, with a grade of B or higher, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. See this page for changing majors in LAS.