May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, B.S.

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Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core Areas A-E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Specific Requirements Credit Hours: 7

Foreign Language - 2001 or higher OR International Content Course

Select three of the following elective courses Credit Hours: 9

Electives Credit Hours: 8-11

  • Carryover from Area A2 and Area F
  • Select 6-9 credit hours of Free Electives

Total Credit Hours: 124

1 While MATH 2242 Calculus II  is 4 credit hours, only 3 credit hours will count toward fulfilling Area F. The remaining credit hour will be applied toward Electives.


Students can earn certificates in one or more of the following areas by completing the course requirements shown below:

Total Credit Hours: 45

In addition to completing the course requirements for a certificate, in order to receive a certificate, it is necessary to complete the B.S. in Computer Sciences degree program.

Other Program Requirements

A minimum grade of “C” is required for each CSCI course taken in the major. This applies to all courses (lower and upper division).

Accelerated Bachelors to Masters (ABM)

Degree Requirements: 30 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission

For regular admission to the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s of Science in Computer Science (ABM-MSCS) degree program, the applicant must have:

  1. Enrollment as a current Georgia Southern undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science.
  2. Between 75 and 95 (inclusive) credit hours completed in the undergraduate program; including the courses MATH 1441 , MATH 2130  OR CSCI 2625 , CSCI 1301 , CSCI 1302 , CSCI 3230  and CSCI 3236 , each with a grade of C or better.
  3. A 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative GPA or higher in undergraduate coursework.
  4. A 3.0 (4.0 scale) GPA in computer science undergraduate coursework.

Provisional Admission

A student may be granted provisional admission based upon the recommendation of the Master of Science in Computer Science Graduate Coordinator or department chair.

Program of Study 

  Students admitted into the ABM program will register for the graduate (G) section of CSCI courses in consultation with the Department Chair.  CSCI G section will count towards the BS and the MS degree requirement, reducing the number of graduate hours needed for graduation.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.

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