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The BS is our most technical undergraduate offering, designed to prepare students for careers in industry or for advanced study in computer science.
In addition to completing the degree requirements for students of Georgetown College, students majoring in computer science must also complete the following requirements:
Third and Fourth Years
The senior thesis consists of taking two semesters of Senior Thesis Seminar (COSC-300), attending department colloquia while enrolled in COSC-300, producing a thesis proposal, writing a substantial senior thesis, and presenting the thesis publicly. Students interested in this option must apply to individual faculty members. If accepted, the faculty member serves as thesis advisor, determines the acceptability of the thesis proposal, and oversees the project. Once completed, the student presents the thesis to the faculty for approval. If approved, the thesis is published as a technical report. Senior Thesis Independent Study (COSC-301) is for directed research in support of the thesis project and may substitute for an elective.
As of Fall 2010, students who meet the following criteria may apply to graduate with honors in computer science:
Requests relating to curricular matters, including requests for course credit from other universities and for external course credit from Georgetown departments, should be addressed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The request will be forwarded to the department's Curriculum Committee.
During the academic semester, the Curriculum Committee will review and respond to requests at its next scheduled meeting. During breaks, the committee will wait until the academic semester restarts to review requests. When making a request, students must submit the following documentation: