General Education Requirements

Summary of UB Curriculum Requirements

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For computer science majors entering UB Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Some required UB Curriculum courses are automatically fulfilled for computer science majors by completion of their required courses. To review the UB Curriculum in its totality, please see the University Undergraduate Catalog. The remaining UB Curriculum requirements that students completing a computer science degree need to fulfill are outlined below with links to the current class schedule pages where you will find possible course offerings/class descriptions.

 

UB Seminar
Transfer students entering UB with 45 or more credits earned at a US institution will enroll in the one-credit UB Seminar (EAS 198). First-year computer science and engineering majors will take CSE 199 or equivalent UB Seminar.  

 

3 or 1 credits

 

Communication Literacy 1 – ENG 105

*Students with an SAT Reading score >=610, an SAT RT Sub‐Score ≥ 33, or an ACT English score >=27 are considered to have met this requirement.*

*Students who earn an AP English Language and Composition score of 4 or 5 will receive articulated exam credit for ENG 105.*

 

4 credits

 

Communication Literacy 2 – EAS 360

EAS 360 STEM Communication is a requirement for all SEAS majors as well as a UB Curriculum requirement.

 

3 credits

 

Math and Quantitative Reasoning (MQR)

Computer Science BS students satisfy this requirement with MTH 141. Computer Science BA students may use MTH 141 or MTH 121.

 

4 credits

 

Scientific Literacy and Inquiry Sequence

Students must complete at least 7 credits, including one semester of laboratory. The lab must be from the same subject area as one of the completed lecture courses.

Recommended lecture courses include: GEO 101, GEO 104, GEO 106, GLY 101, GLY 102, GLY 103, NTR 108, NTR 109, BIO 129, BIO 130, PHY 121.  Labs include: GEO 105, GLY 105, NTR 110, BIO 129, BIO 130. A full list of combinations is available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

 

7 credits

 

Diversity Learning Requirement

Students are required to take at least one three-credit course focusing on domestic diversity. Computer science majors may incorporate a diversity course into either the Global or Thematic Pathway.

 

 

 

Thematic and Global Pathways

Computer science and engineering majors are advised to select Thematic and Global Pathways that align with their major. For more information, see Pathways for Engineering and Computer Science Students.

 

18 credits total; 12 credits outside of the major.

 

UB Capstone – UBC 399

The Capstone is the culminating experience of the UB Curriculum program.

1 credit