CS + Physics
Computer Science + Physics, BS
for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science + Physics
The Illinois CS+Physics program blends our physics and computer science degrees to give students the skills to understand and carry out quantitative models of physical systems. This collaboration between Computer Science and Physics provides an innovative program for students interested in the intersection between computing and physics.
The CS + Physics blended bachelor's degree is a partnership between The Grainger College of Engineering computer science and physics departments. 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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|Fall Second Year
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|Fall Third Year
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|Fall Fourth Year
|Spring Fourth Year
Before reviewing the links, students should find their effective Academic Catalog Year. When clicking any links referenced below that take students to the Academic Catalog Year pages, they should be mindful of which Academic Catalog year is displayed.
- MATH 220 may be substituted. MATH 220 is appropriate for students with no background in calculus. 4 of 5 credit hours count towards degree.
- External transfer students take ENG 300.
- 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.
- Students must take one course from the Natural Science & Technology (NST) list, in addition to those taken as part of the General Education requirements. The course must be one that is allowed for credit by the Grainger College of Engineering.
- General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.
- 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 416 may be substituted.
- STAT 400 may be substituted.
- CS 450 may be substituted.
- Additional coursework, subject to the Grainger College of Engineering restrictions to Free Electives, so that there are at least 128 credit hours earned toward the degree.
- PHYS 486 may be substituted.
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