2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Sequence

Sequence Requirements

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has developed the Computer Science Sequence in consultation with colleagues at the other Claremont Colleges. Due to the collaborative nature of the program, the curriculum outlined below may be subject to change based on availability of courses. Students wishing to pursue the sequence should take the following six courses:



While any of CSCI 005 HM CSCI 040 CM CSCI 051G PO CSCI 051J PO , or CSCI 051P PO  can serve as a prerequisite to CSCI 046 CM , only CSCI 005 HM  can serve as a prerequisite to CSCI 060 HM .

3. Linear Algebra (1 course)

4. Discrete Mathematics (1 course)

One course selected from:

5. Lower- or Upper-Division Computer Science Elective (1 course)

6. Upper-Division Computer Science Elective (1 course)

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes of the Computer Science Program

Learning Goals

Students who graduate with the Computer Science Sequence will learn the fundamentals of Computer Science in ways that supplement their respective majors.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the CMC Computer Science Sequence will:

  1. Understand the theoretical computer science necessary to follow and adapt to technological changes in a student’s major discipline and in computer science.
  2. Use fundamental mathematical abstraction to analyze problems and find algorithmic solutions.
  3. Use fundamental data structures, algorithms, and programming techniques to implement programming projects of moderate to large size using mainstream programming languages.
  4. Apply the fundamental knowledge to the topics in advanced electives that are closely related to a student’s major area.