Computer Science B.S./M.S.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  1. Computer science major, junior standing, with CS F311 completed.
  2. GPA 3.25 or above based on a minimum of 24 credits. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain in the program.
  3. Submit a UAF graduate application for admission.

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Minimum Requirements for Computer Science B.S./M.S.: 141 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.1

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.36-40
As part of the general education requirements, complete the following:
Calculus I
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.16
As part of the B.S. requirements, complete the following:
Calculus II
General Physics I
General Physics II
Any approved ethics course
Undergraduate Computer Science Program Requirements
Complete the following:
CS F201Computer Science I3
CS F202Computer Science II3
CS F241Computer Hardware Concepts4
CS F301Assembly Language Programming3
CS F311Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS F321Operating Systems3
CS F331Programming Languages3
CS F371Computer Ethics and Technical Communication3
CS F372Software Construction3
CS F411Analysis of Algorithms3
CS F441System Architecture3-4
or EE F443 Computer Engineering Analysis and Design
CS F471Senior Capstone I 23
CS F472Senior Capstone II 23
MATH F253XCalculus III4
MATH F307Discrete Mathematics3
STAT F300Statistics3
MATH elective at the F300 or F400 level3
General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Graduate Computer Science Program Requirements
Complete the following:
CS F600Professional Software Development4
CS F601Algorithms, Architecture and Languages4
CS F690Graduate Seminar and Project3
CS F691Graduate Seminar and Project3
Approved electives at the F400 or F600 level 316
Pass a comprehensive exam in computer science theory and practice.
Total Credits135-140

For the master’s degree, a student must earn an A or B grade in F400-level courses. A grade of C will be accepted in F600-level courses provided a B grade point average is maintained.


Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.


9 credits maximum at the F400 level.

Note: This degree program must be completed in seven years or the student will be disqualified from the program. If a student is disqualified, a B.S. in computer science will be awarded if:

  1. completed in 10 years, and
  2. the student meets the B.S. degree requirements for computer science.