CS Major Information & Application

Upcoming Events

Spring 2023 Computer Science - New Major Orientation

April 6, 2:45 - 4:00 PM
VU 565 A/B/C


Declared Computer Science (BS) Majors are assigned a faculty advisor. Check Degree Works for your assigned advisor.

General Computer Science Advising:

Mary Hall, Pre-Major Advisor



Major Application Dates/Deadlines

  • Fall Quarter
    • Opens September 21, 2022
    • Deadline: October 14 5:00 PM
  • Winter Quarter
    • Opens January 3, 2023
    • Deadline: February 10 5:00 PM
  • Spring Quarter
    • Opens March 28, 2023
    • Deadline: April 21 5:00 PM

Declaring the Major

Students should apply to the Computer Science Major early in the quarter during the last of CSCI 241, 247 and 301.

All applications due by 5:00 PM of deadline.

*Note we do not take major applications in summer.

Computer Science, BS

Computer Science at Western is composed of core classes organized around the study of design and analysis techniques used to write software in various application domains along with details about the internal workings of computers and networks. Elective classes in areas such as artificial intelligence, mobile device programming, robotics, graphics, web programming, bioinformatics, computer security, and video game programming allow students to explore areas of individual interest.

Computer Science, BS Catalog 2022-2023

CSCI Core Curriculum

Sample of a 4-Year Plan of Study

Suggested Minors for CS Majors