2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

Computer Science Major - Computer Engineering Technology Emphasis - Bachelor of Science (BS)

Students must have completed the Associate in Applied Science degree requirements for electronic and computer engineering technology at Western Technical College (Western) with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

42 credits (51 credits including MTH requirements)

Select one of the following:4
Software Design I
or both CS1-Java I (Western-152 153) & Game Development I (Western-152 181)
CS 220Software Design II4
CS 225Discrete Computational Structures 13
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Assembler Programming, C Programming and Computer Organization
or both Microprocessors (Western-662 133) & Digital Electronics I (Western-662 135)
CS 340Software Design III: Abstract Data Types4
CS 341Software Design IV: Software Engineering3
CS 370Computer Architecture3
CS 441Operating System Concepts3
Select two of the following:6
Programming Language Concepts
Structures of Compilers
Fundamentals of Information Security
Data Communications
Computer science electives9
Total Credits42

The 42 credits must include no less than 25 credits of 300/400 level courses. PHY 335, MTH 317 and/or MTH 371 may be used as part of the 42 credit major. Game Development II (Western-152 182) may be completed at Western in place of CS 224.

In addition, MTH 207 Calculus I (5 cr.) and MTH 208 Calculus II (4 cr.) must be taken.

Students completing this program are not subject to the College of Science and Health requirement for an academic minor or 18 credits of course work at the 300/400 level in courses outside the major.

Every student must complete the computer science major field test. This test is used for program assessment not individual assessment.

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.  

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Students in the Computer Science Major - Computer Engineering Technology Emphasis begin at Western Technical College and transfer up to 60 credits prior to enrolling at UW-La Crosse. Below is a sample degree plan of the remaining 68 credits to be taken at UWL. This can be used as a guide to identify the courses required to complete the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. The actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). This sample plan also assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan. Some courses may not be offered every term. Review course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
Courses at WTC15Courses at WTC15
 15 15
Year 2
Courses at WTC15Courses at WTC15
 15 15
Year 3
CS 2204CS 3404
CS 2253CS 300/400 Elective3
CS 3703ECO 336 or SAH 307 (Gen Ed Minority Cultures)3
ECO 120 (Gen Ed Global Studies)3Gen Ed Arts2-3
Gen Ed Lab Science (SAH Core)4Gen Ed Elective at 300/400 level3
 Gen Ed Hum-Lit3
 17 18
Year 4
CS 4413CS 300/400 Elective3
CS 3413CS 421, 442, 455, or 4713
CS 421, 442, 455, or 4713CS 300/400 Elective3
Gen Ed Health & Well Being3HIS 101, 102, or ARC 200 (Gen Ed World Hist)3
Gen Ed Arts2-3300/400 Elective3
300/400 Elective3300/400 Elective1
 Complete CS major field test1 
 17 16
Total Credits: 128
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