CS (BS) Pre-Major Information & Sign-Up

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CS Pre-Major Advisor:

Mary Hall



Applications to the Computer Science Pre-Major are open all quarter, but the priority deadline is on weeks 1-5 of fall, winter, and spring quarter.

Computer Science (BS) Pre-Major

What advantages are there to declaring pre-major?

  • You will receive Computer Science-specific advising—ensuring you are on track and taking the correct courses
  • It keeps you informed of Computer Science Department opportunities and events
  • Helps our department know how many course sections to offer
  • Offers improved access to pre-major classes in Phase I of registration
  • It helps us connect with you and get to know you

What are the requirements for declaring the Computer Science Pre-Major?

Sign up for the pre-major when you have completed CSCI 141 and are enrolled in CSCI 145.

To sign up, fill out the pre-major sign up form.

How do I know if computer science is the right major for me?

  • You like logic, puzzles, and problem solving
  • Technology fascinates you
  • You want to go into a field with limitless creative potential and job opportunities

We encourage you to give this major a try. Beginners with no programming background are welcome!

The Priority Deadline for submitting this form is Week 1-5 of fall, winter and spring terms. Students are encouraged to apply within this window to ensure the application is processed before Phase I of registration. Late applications are processed at the end of the term.