Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Thread: Information Internetworks & Intelligence
The Threads™ represent partial paths through the curriculum. Thus, a student weaves a degree from these Threads. Students are not forced to make Thread decisions very early in their academic careers; however, they may if they want. We define the Threads so they are flexible enough to allow for a variety of technical and creative experiences. Threads are coherent enough that students develop computing skills even if their focus shifts as they go along.
The Intelligence thread is where computing models intelligence. This thread is concerned with computational models of intelligence from top to bottom. To this end, we emphasize designing and implementing artifacts that exhibit various levels of intelligence as well as understanding and modeling natural cognitive agents such as humans, ants, or bees. Students acquire the technical knowledge and skills necessary for expressing, specifying, understanding, creating, and exploiting computational models that represent cognitive processes. It prepares students for fields as diverse as artificial intelligence, machine learning, perception, and cognitive science, as well as for fields that benefit from applications of techniques from those fields.
The Information Internetworks thread is where computing meets the data enterprise and all that this implies. The thread prepares students for all levels of information management by helping them to capture, represent, organize, transform, communicate, and present data so that it becomes information.
|APPH 1040||Scientific Foundations of Health||2|
|or APPH 1050||The Science of Physical Activity and Health|
|Core A - Essential Skills|
|ENGL 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1102||English Composition II||3|
|MATH 1552||Integral Calculus||4|
|Core B - Institutional Options|
|CS 1301||Introduction to Computing 1||3|
|Core C - Humanities|
|Core D - Science, Math, & Technology|
|PHYS 2211||Introductory Physics I 2||4|
|Lab Science 2||4|
|MATH 1551||Differential Calculus||2|
|MATH 1554||Linear Algebra 4||4|
|or MATH 1564||Linear Algebra with Abstract Vector Spaces|
|Core E - Social Sciences|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|The United States to 1877|
|The United States since 1877|
|American Government in Comparative Perspective|
|Government of the United States|
|American Constitutional Issues|
|PSYC 1101||General Psychology||3|
|Core F - Courses Related to Major|
|Lab Science 2||4|
|CS 1100||Freshman Leap Seminar||1|
|CS 1331||Introduction to Object Oriented Programming 1||3|
|CS 1332||Data Structures and Algorithms for Applications 1||3|
|CS 2050||Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science 1||3|
|or CS 2051||Honors - Induction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science|
|MATH 2550||Introduction to Multivariable Calculus 4||2|
|CS 2340||Objects and Design 1||3|
|CS 4001||Computing, Society, and Professionalism 1||3|
|or CS 4002||Robots and Society|
|or CS 4726||Privacy, Technology, Policy, and Law|
|or SLS 3110||Technology and Sustainable Community Development|
|Junior Design Options (Capstone)|
|Junior Design Option 1,3||6|
|CS 2110||Computer Organization and Programming 1||4|
|CS 2200||Computer Systems and Networks 1||4|
|CS 3510||Design and Analysis of Algorithms 1||3|
|or CS 3511||Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Honors|
|CS 3600||Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 1||3|
|Select six credit hours of the following for Introduction to Information Management: 1||6|
|Computer Networking I|
|Introduction to Information Security|
|Introduction to Database Systems|
|Select one of the following for Advanced Information Management: 1||3|
|Computer Networking I (if not taken for Introduction to Information Management)|
|Introduction to Information Security (if not taken for Introduction to Information Management)|
|Computer and Network Security|
|Computer Networking II|
|Introduction to Network Management|
|Mobile Applications and Services for Converged Networks|
|Data Communications Laboratory|
|Introduction to Enterprise Computing|
|Introduction to Database Systems (if not taken for Introduction to Information Management)|
|Database System Implementation|
|Emerging Database Technologies and Applications|
|Internet Computing Systems, Services and Applications|
|Select one of the following for Computational Complexity: 1||3|
|Languages and Computation|
|Automata and Complexity Theory|
|Select six credit hours of the following for Approaches to Intelligence: 1||6|
|Introduction to Computer Vision|
|Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence|
|Machine Learning for Trading|
|Robot Intelli Planning|
|Natural Language Understanding|
|Select one of the following for Embodied Intelligence: 1||3|
|Introduction to Perception and Robotics|
|Introduction to Cognitive Science|
|Sensation and Perception|
|Other Required Courses|
|MATH 3012||Applied Combinatorics||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|Probability and Statistics with Applications|
|Statistics and Applications|
|Statistics and Applications|
| Probability with Applications|
and Basic Statistical Methods
|Total Credit Hours||126|
Minimum grade of C required.
Two of three labs MUST be a sequence.
Junior Design Options are as follows (students must pick one option and may not change):
Six credits of the Junior Design option are used as Major Requirements and the overage credits of research/VIP (5 credit hours/2 credit hours) may be used as free electives. Students completing VIP for their junior design requirement will be required to complete at least three semesters of VIP. (VIP 1 + VIP 2 + VIP 3) (for a total of 5 credit hours) + LMC 3403 = 8 hours of VIP credit.
Students using CREATE-X for junior design take at least 6 hours of CREATE-X Start-ip Lab and Idea 2 Prototype (I2P) and 3 of the 6 hours must be I2P. Students take these 6 hours with LMC 3403 (3 hours) for a total of 9 hours. Extra three hours for CREATE-X option can be used in free electives.
The College of Computing participates in the undergraduate and graduate Cooperative Programs. See links below for further Information:
However, due to the flexible nature of the Threads curriculum, the International Plan designation may not be available with all of the Thread combinations. Efforts will be made to work with interested students to accommodate their individual circumstances with regard to the International Plan designator for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
To complete the Research Option in the College of Computing, students must:
- Complete at least nine units of undergraduate research
- Over at least two, preferably three terms
- Research may be for either pay or credit;
- Write an undergraduate thesis/report of research on their findings;
The following classes count toward fulfillment of the Research Option:
Research for Credit
|CS 2699||Undergraduate Research (Freshman and Sophomore)||1-12|
|CS 4699||Undergraduate Research (Junior and Senior)||1-12|
|CS 4980||Research Capstone Project||1-21|
Research for Pay (Audit only)
|CS 2698||Undergraduate Research Assistantship (Freshman and Sophomore)||1-12|
|CS 4698||Undergraduate Research Assistantship (Junior and Senior)||1-12|
To get credit toward completion of the Research Option for research for pay, students must be registered for the appropriate audit-only, research for pay class (CS 2698 or 4698). If work on research for pay begins after the close of registration and the student has not signed up for the appropriate class, unfortunately it is not possible to get credit toward the Research Option for work that term.
A research project will also fulfill the capstone design requirement if the student registers for CS 4980 for one of the research terms. This is typically done the last semester of research, while taking LMC 4702.
Completion of the Research Option is noted on the student's transcript. For more information, see www.urop.gatech.edu.
BS/MS in Computer Science
Students who want to pursue
the BS/MS option must apply to the MSCS program after completing at least 60 hours of work towards the BSCS degree. Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4. This GPA must be maintained for the student to take graduate level courses.
Students admitted to the program will take 6 hours during their final undergraduate year to double count in both their BSCS and MSCS degrees; they should choose 3 hours of MS Core or Elective hours their fall semester and 3 hours of MS Core or Elective hours their spring semester that can count toward their thread hours and CS Specialization hours.
Visit College of Computing for more information.