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Computer Science

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The Department of Computer Science offers the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Comprehensive course offerings are available, and active research is ongoing in many areas. Active collaboration is maintained with colleagues in such diverse schools and departments as Art, Management, Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Linguistics, Mathematics, Psychology, and Biology. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these interdepartmental links to enrich their educational experience.

The department offers a rich curriculum of courses and seminars. Most students become involved in research, and participate in individual and laboratory efforts, during the first and second year of the program. All students have access to excellent computing facilities.

To be admitted to full graduate status in Computer Science, candidates should be holders of B.S. or B.A. degrees, with good academic records and recommendations, and have either a major in computer science or exhibit a good knowledge of computer programming and college mathematics. Students are expected to have mastered the equivalent of CMPSCI 121, 187, 201, 250, and 287, MATH 131/5, 132/6, and 235/6, and STATISTC 501.