CS + Linguistics
Computer Science + Linguistics, BS
for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science + Linguistics
Do you ever wonder how Apple’s Siri, Google’s Translate, or Amazon’s Echo work? Are you intrigued by advances in artificial intelligence, which enable computers to have human-like behavior and understand spoken or written language? Do you have what it takes to design user-friendly computer programs and interfaces using natural language communication? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider the CS + Linguistics degree.
The CS + Linguistics blended bachelor's degree is a partnership between the Department of Computer Science in The Grainger College of Engineering and the Department of Linguistics 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- MATH 225 may be substituted.
- STAT 200 or STAT 212 can be substituted.
- Same as TRST 415.
- CS 441 can be substituted.
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