Degree Requirements and Illustrative Program of Study
For further information, view the University’s Degrees, Core Requirements, and Credits section of the most recent Bulletin.
The requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree are specified in the annual Bulletin of Mississippi State University (the catalog). Each year the requirements change slightly, and every few years there are substantial changes in requirements. These changes are, of course, to assure that computer science graduates from Mississippi State University are well-prepared and competitive with graduates from any program in the country.
Students beginning their studies at MSU or at a community college who remain in near continuous enrollment can satisfy the requirements for the B.S. degree by completing the requirements specified in the Bulletin for their freshman year OR they can opt for the requirements specified in any more recent Bulletin. However, students must satisfy ALL requirements of one Bulletin, with any course substitution approved in writing by the student’s advisor and the Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs.
The degree requirements are presented in the Bulletin in the form of an illustrative program of study showing on order of course enrollments that satisfy the requirements. There are, of course, many others. The requirements from recent Bulletins and a corresponding illustrative program are given above.