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Computer Science Majors

Lower Division Curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Computer Science Major
  • Computer Science Major with an emphasis in Scientific Computing
  • Computer Science Major with an emphasis in Business Applications
  • Computer Science Major with an emphasis in Games and Animation
University Core Requirements for pre-Fall 2015 transfer students 
Please consult the University Core requirements page for additional courses as required by the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering.

Lower Division Major Requirements
CMSI 185: Computer Programming CO SCI 138: Advanced Visual BASIC Programming
CMSI 186: Programming Laboratory CO SCI 141: Programming in JAVA
CMSI 281: Data Structures CO SCI 136: Introduction to Data Structures
CMSI 282: Algorithms No course equivalency
CMSI 284: Computer System Organization No course equivalency
ELEC 281: Logic Design No course equivalency
MATH 131: Calculus I MATH 261: Calculus I
MATH 132: Calculus II MATH 262: Calculus II
MATH 248: Introduction to Methods of Proof No course equivalency

Laboratory Science requirement
Students are required to take one laboratory science course. 
Choose one of the following courses:
BIOLOGY 3, 3H, 6, 7
CHEM 51, 60, 68, 101, 102, 211, 212, 221
MICRO 1, 20 
PHYS SCI 1+14 (both courses are required)
PHYSICS 6, 7, 11, 12+14 (both courses are required), 21, 22, 101, 102, 103

Elective Science requirement
Besides the laboratory science requirement stated above, students must complete a further 18 semester hours of electives, 15 of which may be at the lower division level. Students are encouraged to prepare, in consultation with an advisor, a coherent set of electives to complete a major with an emphasis in scientific computing, business applications, or games and animation. Students who wish to transfer to LMU and major in Computer Science with one of these emphases should contact ( for advisement on the remaining science electives that may be completed at the lower division level.