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Computer Science Plus (BS)

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Degree Overview

You've just planned, designed, and built a new app... and it works. You break into a relieved smile—there’s nothing more satisfying than this: identifying a problem, creating a solution, and seeing the results.

Perhaps your program uses mathematical algorithms to process data faster. Maybe it improves business management or tracks the wellness of a patient in physical therapy. Whatever you create, we’ll equip you with the skills to solve complex problems and design software solutions. And you’ll apply your in-depth understanding of computation to another field of your choice.

Welcome to Calvin’s “computer science plus” major. You’ll earn a full BS degree in computer science, with supplementary courses in an applied field. Whether your interest lies in business, psychology, or language, there’s no limit to where computer science can take you.

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Program Distinctives

 
Coding and beyond - You’ll learn the industry-standard computing languages. But you’ll add extra depth to them through courses on topics like graphic design, entrepreneurship, and statistical learning.
 
A Christian mindset - All your professors are committed Christians who apply their faith to their whole lives--even to their coding. They’ll invite you to join their vision for technology that serves people and promotes justice.
 
Paid internships and research - Work alongside your professors and conduct research in intelligent user interfaces, high performance computing, and digital libraries for Christian literature and hymns. You’ll also do at least one internship at a local business or technology firm.
 
Cutting-edge - Our computer science programs are regularly reviewed by our Strategic Partners Council, a group of individuals that represents the field and advocates for Calvin students and graduates. These reviews ensure that our programs stay up-to-date with current technologies.

Degree Information

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  • Overview

    The Computer Science Plus is intended for the student whose primary interest is in Computer Science, but who wishes to apply computation to other academic areas (e.g., business, mathematics, language or philosopy). It is fully BS degree in CS that shares most of its courses with the BCS degree, but it also provides flexibility by requiring fewer courses.

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  • Course Schedule

    The following course schedule provides a suggested framework for students pursuing a CS-plus major.

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    Freshman

     

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    Junior


    Senior

     

    * MATH 171, 172, and STAT 243 are preferred, but students may choose to take STAT 143 and (MATH 171 or 132) instead.

    ** The BS in CS (CS-plus) requires 12 hours of courses in another department.

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