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Attendance Policy

Class attendance is a course requirement. Students are expected to attend every class session. When circumstances prevent a student from attending a class, the missing student must report the reason for not attending to the course instructor, preferably before the class session itself but in no circumstance later than the class period following the absence. This reporting must be either in person or by phone. Each failure to report on an absence in a timely manner will result in the student's final grade in the course being reduced by one level, e.g. B to B-.

Independent Study Policy

Independent studies are usually arranged at the initiative of the student, who contacts the professor prior to or during the advising period. After the student discusses the proposed project with the professor, the professor must then agree to supervise the project and the student and professor determine the number of credit hours (either 1, 2, 3, or 4) to be earned. Next, the chair of the department must approve the independent study arrangement. With the professor's and the chair's approval, the student may then register for CSCI 490.

The requirements for an independent study include but are not limited to:

Internship Policy

A student who wishes to complete an internship must make arrangements with the department's internship director during or before the advising period. The student, with the instructor's permission, may register for CSCI 491 for 1, 2, 3, or 4 credits. In order to qualify for an internship, a student must have a 3.0 grade point average in computer science courses, have taken a sufficient number of courses to prepare for the internship, and have the approval of the department. The director of internships will work with the student to find a suitable placement. While we will attempt to fill all requests, a placement for an internship cannot be guaranteed.

The following are the requirements for an internship:

Prerequisite Policy

Whenever one computer science course is a prerequisite for another computer science course, a student must complete the prerequisite with a grade of C- or higher to qualify for enrollment in the next course.

Credit for AP courses

Advanced Placement Exam Credit Policy
EXAM Score Credit Awarded/Recommendation
Computer Science - AB Exam 3-5 Students receive credit for CSCI 225.
Computer Science - A Exam 4-5 Students receive credit for CSCI 225.