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Computer Science Major

Overview

Computer science technology in our society has increased the demand in virtually every kind of organization for individuals with an understanding of the foundations of computing, as well as those with specific technical training.

At Illinois Wesleyan, we prepare graduates to identify relationships between computing and organizational/societal problems, needs and issues.

Students will master multiple approaches to programming and problem solving, apply analytical methods that establish the correctness and efficiency of algorithms, use levels of abstraction to manage complexity, and prepare to adapt to technical changes in the field.

Hans Joerg Tiede

Dr. Hans-Joerg Tiede

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Sample Four-Year Curriculum

This is just an example four-year plan; your actual schedule can/will deviate from this sample. Your faculty advisor will work with you to match appropriate courses with your interests.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor
  • Elective or Course for Second Major or Minor

May Term

  • Optional 

Once enrolled, all students will have a degree evaluation tool available to them on MyIWU. This will help you determine what courses are required to graduate on time.