The computer science sequence is designed to complement almost all, if not all, CMC majors. It provides a substantial course of study in both the theory and practice of computing, beginning with the fundamental concepts and elementary programming using modern programming languages such as Java, C++, Python, and Scheme, and culminating in courses emphasizing both the abstract principles of computer science as well as building systems and applications using modern software development methodologies and tools. Completion of the sequence is listed on students’ transcripts.
Computer Science Courses and Majors at the other Claremont Colleges
CMC, Harvey Mudd College and Pomona College offer programs in computer science in close collaboration, and most computer science courses offered at the other Claremont Colleges are comparable to CMC courses. CSCI 051 CM , CSCI 052 CM , and CSCI 062 CM at CMC or Pomona College are collectively equivalent to CSCI 5, CSCI 60, and CSCI 70 at Harvey Mudd College, but they may not be mixed. That is, a student must complete one or the other sequence of courses before taking the upper-division computer science courses at The Claremont Colleges. The computer science courses at The Claremont Colleges are designed so that students completing the computer science sequence at CMC can seamlessly continue on to a full major in computer science at Pomona College or Harvey Mudd College.
Students interested in pursuing a full major must consult with a CMC computer science advisor to ensure they select appropriate courses.
Primary Contact: Professor Arthur Lee