CS + Chemistry
Computer Science + Chemistry, BS
for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science + Chemistry
Students majoring in CS + Chemistry are prepared for a variety of careers, including helping manufacturers design more productive and efficient processes, helping pharmaceutical firms characterize new compounds for drug discovery, and conducting research that requires studying the fundamental properties of atoms, molecules, and chemical reactions.
The CS + Chemistry blended bachelor's degree is a partnership between the Department of Computer Science in The Grainger College of Engineering and the Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. As part of the computing community at Illinois, you will benefit from being part of a top-five-ranked Computer Science program with world-class faculty and research. Learn more about the Department's Rankings and Statistics.
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The curriculum sequence mapped below is a sample sequence. Students will work with a department academic advisor to achieve educational goals specific to their needs and preparation.
- Course prerequisite chain
- Immediate prerequisite
- Credit or concurrent registration required
- Concurrent registration required
- Postrequisite course sequence
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- This optional course is highly recommended for freshmen, who may use it to help meet free elective requirements.
- MATH 220 may be substituted. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus.
- CHEM 202 & 203 may be substituted in place of CHEM 102 & 103
- CHEM 204 may be substituted in place of CHEM 104 & 105
- LAS 102 may be used for external transfer students. LAS 100 is supplemental course international students take along with LAS 101/102/122.
- RHET 105 (or an alternative Composition I sequence) is taken either in the first or second semester of the first year, according to the student's UIN (Spring if UIN is Odd). General Education Elective is taken the other semester. Composition I guidelines can be found at Degree and General Education Requirements under Written Communication Requirement.
- General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.
- CHEM 236 may be substituted.
- MATH 225 may be substituted.
- CS 340 and two (2) CS technical electives (400 level CS courses) can be use to substiute the CS 233 and CS 341 requirements. The 2 technical electives must be distinct from courses used to satisfy other major requirements and can replace Free Electives.
- STAT 200 or STAT 212 may be substituted.
- CHEM 442 may be substituted.
- Additional coursework, subject to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences restrictions to Free Electives, so that there are at least 120 credit hours earned toward the degree.
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