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Example Course Plan

Computer Science Course Plan (first 2 years)

This is an example course plan based on the 2023-2024 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the degree audit tool available through MyIWU.

Fall Semester

* CS 127 is recommended for Computer Science majors. Incoming students with a 4 or 5 on a CS AP exam or previous programming experience are encouraged to contact the department chair to discuss enrolling directly in CS 128 instead. CS 125 and CS 126 can also count as a first course for the major.  They are not recommended for new CS majors, but if a student has already taken one, they should continue into CS 128.

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional


Study Abroad

Students interested in studying abroad should consult with a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science to decide on a case-by-case basis which semester(s) would be most appropriate.  The major is flexible enough for study abroad to fit easily into the junior or senior year in most cases.

Andrew Shallue - Associate Professor and Chair of Computer Science

Department - Computer Science