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CODO Requirements for Computer Science

NOTE:

  • Computer Science CODO applications must be submitted by 5 pm the Friday of finals week for Fall or Spring term.  Late applications will not be considered. 

  • Applications will be evaluated the week following finals when grades post. 

  • Applicants will be contacted by the CS department via their Purdue email account regarding the status of their application. 

  • CODO decisions are final and may not be appealed. 

CODO requirements

CODO walk-in times

Submitting your CODO application

Non-major access to CS courses

Course recommendations for prospective CODOs

Computer Science degree requirements

Course recommendations for prospective CODOs

If you are a newly admitted student wishing to switch to CS: the courses you choose will be determined by your math placement. If you have already completed the courses below and have not been accepted to CS, you should continue with CS and math courses and fill the remaining space in your schedule with lab sciences and/or general education courses. Please see Computer Science Degree Requirements for specific courses that meet these requirements.

If your math placement is Calculus: take MA 16100/16500 or higher and choose from the following for a total of 15 credits: ENGL 10600 or 10800 or HONR 19903, Foreign Language, Lab Science. CS 18000 (Problem Solving and Object-Oriented Programming) is also recommended but students who are not Computer Science majors may only take this course during Spring and Summer semesters.

If your math placement is NOT Calculus: take MA 15800 and choose from the following for a total of 15 credits: ENGL 10600 or 10800 or HONR 19903, Foreign Language and CS 17700 (Programming with Multimedia Objects). CS 17700 is excellent preparation for CS 18000. Students with little or no programming experience are strongly encouraged to take CS 17700. However, CS 177 is not included in the CODO GPA calculation. MA 158 is not included in the CODO GPA calculation and is a zero credit course toward the CS major.

If you are a current student wishing to switch to CS: Come to CODO walk-ins to discuss course selection if you are unable to determine what courses you should take after a thorough review of our degree requirements.

Last Updated: May 23, 2019 10:36 AM

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