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B.S. in Computer Science

Summer 2020 COSC Interim Grade Policy Due to COVID-19

Posted 5/14/2020

UH's Interim Undergraduate Grade Policy provides an option for undergraduate students to opt for a grade of “S” for any letter grade of D- or better during Summer 2020.

Below is the COSC policy regarding department-specific requirements and are applicable only to Summer 2020 UH COSC courses.

COSC Majors and C- or higher course prerequisite requirement:

  • If you receive a grade of "S" in a UH COSC course during Summer 2020, the final letter grade (roster grade) behind the "S" will be used to determine course prerequisite eligiblity.
  • Any grade of "S" where the "roster grade" is below a C- in a UH COSC course during Summer 2020 WILL NOT satisfy the course prerequisite requirement.

Questions? Contact Matthew Pariyothorn at mmpariyo [at] central.uh.edu

Spring 2020 Interim Grade Policy Due to COVID-19

Posted 4/09/2020

UH's Interim Undergraduate Grade Policy provides an option for undergraduate students to opt for a grade of “S” for any letter grade of D- or better during Spring 2020.

Below are the COSC exceptions to any department-specific requirements and are applicable only to Spring 2020 UH COSC courses.

COSC Majors and C- or higher course prerequisite requirement:

  • Any grade of "S" in a UH COSC course during Spring 2020 will satisfy the course prerequisite requirement.
  • Students who receive a letter grade lower than the nominal requirement of C- who then opt for an "S" are seriously encouraged to repeat the course to ensure they have the requisite skills and knowledge to be successful in the next course.

Questions? Contact Matthew Pariyothorn at mmpariyo [at] central.uh.edu .

What can you do with a computer science degree? Most people would immediately think of software development, others might say gaming development. However, a degree in computer science could take you into many exciting places. You could work anywhere: Banking or oil industries, consulting firms and software companies are a few examples. Most industries need computer science graduates.

Degree Planning Resources

Student degree requirements vary depending on catalog year, requirement term and sometimes individual circumstances. Therefore, it is important that you consult with your academic advisor regarding your specific requirements.

NSM Capstone Requirement

All NSM majors are required to complete an NSM Capstone. The Capstone allow you to utilize knowledge you gain from major coursework in a larger perspective - to determine how that knowledge connects with other scientific disciplines and to discover new applications. The Capstone requires a minimum of six advanced semester hours, but can require up to 23 semester hours (varies by the option used to satisfy requirement).

The NSM Capstone may be satisfied by completing one of the following:

  1. COSC Data Science Senior Sequence
    1. COSC 3337 Data Science I (formerly 4335 Data Mining)
    2. COSC 4337 Data Science II
  2. COSC Interactive Game Development Senior Sequence
    1. COSC 4358 Introduction to Interactive Game Development
    2. COSC 4359 Intermediate Interactive Game Development
  3. COSC Software Senior Sequence
    1. COSC 4353 Software Design
    2. COSC 4354 Software Development Practices or COSC 4355 Ubiquitous Computing
  4. Approved minor
  5. Double major
  6. Double degree or previously earned bachelor's degree
  7. Senior research project
    1. COSC 3396
    2. COSC 4396
  8. Senior honors thesis
    1. COSC 3399
    2. COSC 4399
  9. teachHOUSTON program

Consult the NSM Capstone webpage and your academic advisor for details.