CS Major Information & Application

Upcoming Events

Advising Session for Computer Science (BS) Major Applicants

Thursday, February 3 3:00-4:00 PM

New Major Orientation - Spring 2022

Thursday, April 7 2:45-4:00 PM


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



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 2020-2021

CSCI Core Curriculum

Sample of a 4-Year Plan of Study

Suggested Minors for CS Majors

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.

Applications for Computer Science Major will begin again in Winter Quarter 2022.

  • Open: January 4, 2022
  • Deadline: February 4, 2022 by 5:00 PM for entry Spring Quarter 2022

Spring 2022

  • Open: March 29, 2022
  • Deadline: April 22, 2022 by 5:00 PM for entry Fall Quarter 2022

*Note we do not take major applications in summer.