Academic Advising Handbook > Interdisciplinary Program Requirements > Mathematics-Computer Science

## Academic Advising Handbook

### Mathematics-Computer Science

#### Table of Contents

#### Sample First and Second Year Programs

*Courses typically taken by a first year Computer Science-Math major:*

Fall |
Spring |

Hum 110 | Hum 110 |

Math 111 | Math 112 |

CSCI 121 | Group I or II course |

Math 111 should be taken in the fall unless that requirement has already been satisfied. CSCI 121 can be taken either semester.

For students with advanced placement: If a student does not need to take CSCI 121, it is recommended that they take CSCI 221 instead. If they do not need to take Math 111, they should typically replace it with Math 113.

For students considering other majors: Students who are considering a major (other than mathematics or computer science) that requires two units of them in their first year usually take four units during the spring semester.

*Courses typically taken by a second year Computer Science-Math major:*

Fall |
Spring |

Math 113 | Math 202 (or Math 332 or both) |

Math 201 | CSCI 382 |

CSCI 221 | Group requirement |

Group requirement |

Note: Some 300-level math or computer science electives can be taken by a second year student following this schedule, and some students will have taken these classes earlier than in the above schedule. Often students take CSCI 387, CSCI 389, or an elective during their second year.

**For students beginning the major as sophomores**

*Courses typically taken by a first year Computer Science-Math major:*

Fall |
Spring |

Math 111 | Math 112 |

Math 113 | CSCI 221 |

CSCI 121 | Group requirement |

Group requirement | Group requirement |

*Courses typically taken by a second year Computer-Math Science major:*

Fall |
Spring |

CSCI 387 | CSCI 382 |

Math 201 | CSCI 389 |

Math or CS elective | Math 202 |

Math or CS elective | Math or CS elective |

#### Off-campus Study Options

The most common options are to spend a semester in the Budapest Semester in Mathematics (the BSM) or to spend a semester at the Aquincum Institute of Technology in Budapest (the AIT Budapest), to study under the tutelage of eminent Hungarian scholar-teachers with courses taught in English. The BSM provides study in mathematics and the AIT Budapest provides study in computer science and software engineering. Each program has courses in topics that bridge mathematics and computer science, for example, a course in the theory of computation and a course in quantum computation.A recently adopted program similar to the BSM is Math in Moscow, in Moscow, Russia. Other overseas affiliated universities offering courses in mathematics taught in English include: Trinity College Dublin, the Universities of Sussex and East Anglia, and Oxford University. Students with requisite language background can also study mathematics on Reed programs in Germany, France, Ecuador, and Spain.