B.S. Computer Science - Core Requirements

No matter which threads you choose, there are some common requirements defined by the Board of Regents and necessary for ABET accreditation. They include mathematics, humanities, social sciences, and lab sciences as well as wellness, ethics and capstone courses.

Requirements are usually expressed in hours. For example, there are twelve (12) required hours for social sciences; however, the Institute also specifies which social sciences classes are eligible. For example, The Board of Regents requires that one of such class be a legislative class. Further requirements may come from the College of Computing. For example, all students must take at least one Physics course as a part of the requirements for a lab science. Finally, individual threads may have their own requirements. For example, the Intelligence thread requires that at least one of your social science classes be a psychology course. Details on specific requirements can be found under the requirements for each thread.

There are also free electives. You can use them to take a class you've always wanted to take for no reason other than you want to take it. Of course you may also choose to use those hours to take additional CS courses or courses recommended by your Thread, or other Threads.


Core Course Requirements
Wellness APPH 1040 or 1050
(Total 12 hours)
ENG 1101 English Comp I
ENG 1102 English Comp II
Six (6) additional hours of Humanities
Social Sciences
(Total 12 hours)
HIST 2111 or 2112, POL 1101, PUBP 3000, or INTA 1200
Nine (9) additional hours of Social Sciences*
*PSYC 1101 required for Intelligence and/or People Threads
Lab Sciences
(Total 12 hours)
Three (3) Lab Sciences chosen from: PHYS 2211, PHYS 2212, EAS 1600, EAS 1601, EAS 2600, CHEM 1310, CHEM 1211K, CHEM 1212K, BIO 1220, BIO 1510, BIO 1520.
*one class must be PHYS 2211, and you must choose two in a sequence (for example, PHYS 2211 & 2212 or BIO 1510 & 1520).
(Total 15 hours)
MATH 1551 Differential Calculus
MATH 1552 Integral Calculus
MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 2550 Intro to Multivariable Calculus
MATH 3012 Applied Combinatorics
Probability and Statistics
(Choose one)
MATH 3215
MATH 3670
ISYE 3770
CEE 3770
ISYE 2027 and ISYE 2028
CS Ethics Requirement
(Choose one of the following)
CS 4001
CS 4002
CS 4726
SLS 3110
Junior Design Requirement
(Choose one of the following)
CS Junior Design & Technical Writing: CS 3311 with LMC 3432 and CS 3312 with LMC 3431
(Total of 6 hours)
Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP): 3 semesters VIP (minimum 5 semester hours) and LMC 3403
(Total of 8 hours)
Georgia Tech Research Option: 9 semester hours of Research, LMC 4701, and LMC 4702
(Total of 11 hours)
Georgia Tech Create-X Program: 1 Semester of Start-Up Lab or Idea-to-Prototype, 1 Semester of Idea-to-Prototype, and LMC 3403
(Total of 9 hours)
Please consult with your advisor for questions and information