No prior experience is needed for the introductory course, CSCI 121
CS majors must complete either CSCI 241 or CSCI 251 by end of the fall of their sophomore year.
Inquire about a CS major early on. (The CS program does special tracking of all students with declared/requested CS majors, in order to ensure they can register for CS courses they need for normal progress.)
CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
- Graduation credit for an AP course (CS-A or CSP) with a 4 or 5 on AP exam.
- CS placement (www.cs.stolaf.edu/placement) is a questionnaire (not a test) that advises which CS course a student should take first, based on prior CS and computing background, college preparedness, and academic interests.
- We recommend that all students take the CS placement questionnaire, whether or not they have prior experience in CS.
- Note: Students with prior experience may receive advanced placement even if they haven’t taken a formal CS course.
MSCS “To be or not to be” event in October
Director, Computer Science – Jill Dietz (firstname.lastname@example.org)