How do I satisfy the ethics requirements?

BS-ACS and BS-CS majors are required to take both CS 105 and CS 306, which fulfill the ethics requirement

What section of English 302 should I take?

All majors must take the "natural sciences" section of ENGH 302.

Which natural science courses should I take?

Twelve credits are required in the natural sciences for BS CS majors. These credits should be chosen from the natural science courses intended for scientists and engineers. Two of these courses must have laboratory components and must constitute a sequence. The list of approved natural science sequences can be found in the GMU catalog (under BS CS).

If you are an ACS major, check the GMU catalog (under your BS ACS concentration requirements.)

What courses can I take for the literature requirement?

The list of approved literature courses can be found in the Mason Core section of the GMU catalog.

What courses can I take for the humanities requirement?

You must complete at least 3 credit hours in the humanities in addition to the Mason Core requirements. This can be any course that satisfies the general education core requirements in literature, fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, or global understanding. Look in the catalog under "Mason Core" scroll to "Core Requirements" for the list of approved courses.

What courses can I take to meet the  Mason Core IT Ethics requirement?

CS 105 is required for all CS and ACS degree programs and satisfies the IT Ethics requirements.

What courses can I take for the synthesis requirement?

CS 306 is required for all CS and ACS degree programs and satisfies the Mason Core Synthesis requirement. 

How do I satisfy the "general elective" requirement?

A general elective is a course that does not fulfill any major requirement. It can be a course from any school within the university and should be a subject you are interested in learning about. It does not have to be a CS course. In fact, most courses will satisfy the general elective requirement. Exceptions include courses specifically excluded from CS major credit (primarily remedial courses, such as MATH 105).