Sample Undergraduate Course Sequence

(Revised August 2016)

Minimum number of units required for the degree: 360

Freshman Year
Fall
Course Number Course Name Units
15-122 Principles of Imperative Computation 10
15-128 Freshman Immigration Course 1
15-131 Great Practical Ideas in Computer Science (optional) 2
15-151 Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science 10
21-120 Differential & Integral Calculus 10
76-101 Interpretation and Argument 9
99-10x Computing @ Carnegie Mellon 3
Total: 45
Spring
Course Number Course Name Units
15-150 Principles of Functional Programming 10
15-251 Great Theoretical Ideas in Computer Science 12
21-122 Integration, Differential Equations, and Approximation 10
xx-xxx Science/Engineering Course 9
xx-xxx Humanities and Arts Elective 9
Total: 50
Sophomore Year
Fall
Course Number Course Name Units
15-213 Introduction to Computer Systems 12
21-241 Matrices and Linear Transformations 10
xx-xxx Science/Engineering Course 9
xx-xxx Humanities and Arts Elective 9
xx-xxx Minor Requirement/Free Elective 9
Total: 49
Spring
Course Number Course Name Units
15-210 Parallel and Sequential Data Structures and Algorithms 12
15-xxx Computer Science Elective 9
xx-xxx Science/Engineering Course 9
xx-xxx Humanities and Arts Elective 9
xx-xxx Minor Requirement / Free Elective 9
Total: 48
Junior Year
Fall
Course Number Course Name Units
15-451 Algorithm Design and Analysis 12
15-xxx Computer Science Elective 9
xx-xxx Probability Course 9
xx-xxx Technical Communications Course 9
xx-xxx Minor Requirement / Free Elective 9
Total: 48
Spring
Course Number Course Name Units
15-xxx Computer Science Elective 12
15-xxx Computer Science Elective 9
xx-xxx Humanities and Arts Elective 9
xx-xxx Science/Engineering Elective 9
xx-xxx Minor Requirement / Free Elective 9
Total: 48
Senior Year
Fall
Course Number Course Name Units
15-xxx Computer Science Elective 9
xx-xxx Humanities and Arts Elective 9
xx-xxx Minor Requirement / Free Elective 9
xx-xxx Minor Requirement / Free Elective 9
Total: 36
Spring
Course Number Course Name Units
15-xxx Computer Science Elective 9
xx-xxx Humanities and Arts Elective 9
xx-xxx Minor Requirement / Free Elective 9
xx-xxx Minor Requirement / Free Elective 9
Total: 36