Distinguished Scholars Program (CS)
The Computer Science Distinguished Scholars Program (CSDS) is for first-year students who demonstrate academic excellence with an interest in pursuing a Computer Science major. The program accepts approximately 30 incoming first-year students to participate each year.
Benefits of the Program:
- A reserved seat in CSCI pre-major classes (e.g. CSCI 141, CSCI 145, CSCI 241, CSCI 247, and CSCI 301) as dictated by the program.
- Monthly gatherings with a focus on providing students with opportunities for internships, research experiences and leadership. Many of these events will showcase successful Western graduates from Mathematics and Computer Science.
- Active advising with faculty beginning in the first year, including the formulation of a four year graduation plan.
Criteria for Applicants:
- First-Year Student
- 3.0+ GPA
- Academic interest in Computer Science