Pre-Major

All students pursuing Computer Science must start as pre-majors and complete the following pre-major courses.  

PRE-MAJOR COURSES & MAJOR ADMISSION CRITERIA

CSC 110 Intro to Computer Programming I
CSC 120 Intro to Computer Programming II
CSC 245 Intro to Discrete Structures
CSC 210 Software Development

Major Admission Requirements

GPA of 3.0 or higher in best attempts at CSC 120, 210 & 245

Cumulative GPA of 2.4 or higher

GPA of 2.0 or higher in all attempts at UA CSC courses (excluding GRO 1st attempts) 

Complete at least two programming courses at the UA

Academic Year 2020-2021 Plans

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science Checksheet Bachelor of Arts Checksheet
Bachelor of Science 4 Year Plan Bachelor of Arts 4 Year Plan

Degree Comparison Sheet

Undergraduate Prerequisite Graph

Previous Academic Year Plans

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science Checksheet Bachelor of Arts Checksheet
Bachelor of Science 4 Year Plan Bachelor of Arts 4 Year Plan

How To Declare the Major

Prerequisites to Declaring the Pre-Computer Science:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Please schedule an appointment with a Computer Science Advisor at this email advising@cs.arizona.edu 

Program Fee

Pre-major students pay a program fee of $150 each semester. The program fee is help support the CS student experience including (but not limited to) experiential learning experiences, career counseling, IdeaLab, and the CS Tutor Center. You can read more about the program fee by visiting the page here. Students demonstrating financial need via submission of the FAFSA (submitted before the first day of the semester) may qualify for program fee scholarship award. Students awarded the program fee scholarship will have the amount credited to their student account. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • There is no official application!  At the end of every semester, the Academic Services Office will review all current Pre-Computer Science students.  Those students who meet the auto-admit criteria (see above) will be notified via email and asked to choose between a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree.
  • CSC courses may be attempted twice.