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  • Computer Science (CEG)

    The computer science program combines a strong engineering-oriented technical basis with a flexible interdisciplinary component and an emphasis on communication skills. This flexibility will be increasingly important in the future as computers become more important tools in an ever-increasing number of disciplines.

    About This Major


    Students in the engineering computer science (EG-CSE) program will satisfy the same requirements for general education and obtain the same engineering preprofessional background in mathematics and science as other engineering students. The program contains a strong technical component comprising a set of required courses covering essential areas in computing and a set of technical electives enabling students to deepen their knowledge in chosen areas of computer science and engineering.

    In addition, the program includes a set of interdisciplinary electives in an area of the student's choice. This area may be chosen from anything the university has to offer.

    Students may choose an established minor, a predefined track, or if none meet their needs, work with an adviser to develop their own program. Thus, students will not need to wait for an interdisciplinary program to be established; they can create their own.

    To answer the demands of industry for employees with both technical competence and the ability to communicate effectively, the program requires communication courses beyond the usual general education requirements for engineering.

    Department Requirements

    Students must complete all critical-tracking courses with a C or better in each course and the critical-tracking GPA must be at 2.5 or higher. A minimum grade of C or better is required in ENC 3254, CIS 3020 or 3023, and EEL 3701C. In addition, CISE requires all computer engineering students to maintain a cumulative, upper-division and department grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

    Students who do not meet these requirements will be placed on academic probation and will be required to prepare a probation contract with a CISE adviser. Students are normally given two terms to remove their deficit points; however, students who do not satisfy the conditions of the first term of probation may be dismissed from the department.

    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Equivalent critical tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA for semesters 1-5
    • 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking coursework for semesters 1-5
    • Complete 1 of 7 tracking courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts: CHM 2045 or CHM 2095, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302,
      PHY 2048, PHY 2049

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts

    Semester 4

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts

    Semester 5

    • Complete all 7 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C in each course within two attempts
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold, within the timeframe set forth by the college.

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1 or
    CHM 2095 Chemistry for Engineers 1 (GE-P)
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (GE-P) 1
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M) 4
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 2 Credits
    COP 3504 Advanced Programming Fundamentals for CIS Majors (GE-M) or
    COP 3502 Programming Fundamentals for CIS Majors 1 (CISE technical elective; take COPĀ 3503 Programming Fundamentals for CIS Majors 2 the following semester)
    MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE-M) 4
    PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (GE-P) 3
    PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus 1 Laboratory (GE-P) 1
    Interdisciplinary elective 3
    Total 14
    Semester 3 Credits
    COP 3503 Programming Fundamentals for CIS Majors 2 (GE-M) 3
    PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (GE-P) 3
    PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus 2 Laboratory (GE-P) 1
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 10
    Semester 4 Credits
    COT 3100 Applications of Discrete Structures 3
    EEL 3701C Digital Logic and Computer Systems 4
    ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (GE-C, WR; Writing and Speaking for Engineers) 3
    MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE-M) 4
    Total 14
    Semester 5 Credits
    CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Organization 3
    MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations 3
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Interdisciplinary elective 3
    Total 12
    Semester 6 Credits
    COP 3530 Data Structures and Algorithm 4
    Humanities (GE-H) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Interdisciplinary elective 3
    Total 10
    Semester7 Credits
    CIS 4301 Information and Database Systems 1 3
    MAS 3114 Computational Linear Algebra (3) or
    MAS 4105 Linear Algebra 1 (4)
    STA 3032 Engineering Statistics 3
    Interdisciplinary elective 3
    Total 12-13
    Semester 8 Credits
    CISE technical elective 3
    COT 4501 Numerical Analysis 3
    Communications course 3
    Interdisciplinary elective 3
    Total 12
    Summer Semester Credits
    Pursue Internship / Co-op if desired
    Semester 9 Credits
    CEN 3031 Introduction to Software Engineering 3
    CGS 3065 Legal and Social Issues in ComputingĀ  (a CISE technical elective and ethics requirement) 3
    CISE Technical elective 3
    COP 4600 Operating Systems 3
    Total 12
    Semester 10 Credits
    CIS 4914 Senior Project (4EG) 3
    CISE technical elective 3
    CNT 4007C Computer Network Fundamentals 4
    Total 10
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majors: computer-science