B.S. in Interdisciplinary Computing Program

Educational Objectives

Graduates who have earned the bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary computing, within a few years following graduation, will have demonstrated technical proficiency, collaborative activities, and professional development.

Technical Proficiency

Graduates will have achieved success and visibility in their chosen careers as shown by technical accomplishments in industry, government, entrepreneurial activities, or academia.

Collaborative Activities

Graduates will have exercised shared responsibilities through activities such as contributions to multiperson or multidisciplinary technical projects, participation in professional society/organization functions, or performing collaborative research. In all such cases, graduates will have contributed to documentation of the collaborative activities.

Professional Development

Graduates will have demonstrated continual updating to extend their expertise and adapt to a changing environment through graduate studies; short courses, conferences, and seminars; or professional self-study. In addition, graduates will have demonstrated evidence of increasing technical and/or managerial impact.

Undergraduate Admission to the School of Engineering

Admission to the KU School of Engineering (and its degree programs) is selective.

Students may be admitted to an engineering or computer science degree program as freshmen (first year) students, but all admissions, for both in-state and out-of-state students, are selective. Applications are judged on several factors, such as high school record, scores on national tests, academic record at college or university level, and trend of grades and more. High school transcripts and ACT scores (or equivalent SAT scores) are required.

Minimum Academic Standards for Admission

To be considered for admission to the School of Engineering, beginning first-year students must meet or exceed the following minimum standards:

  • Must be admissible to the University of Kansas by assured admissions or individual review AND
  • Have a 3.0+ GPA AND
  • Have a mathematics ACT score of 22 (or math SAT score of 540).

Important: Simply meeting these requirements won't guarantee admission to a School of Engineering degree program. Students who perform beyond these minimums will have a better probability of being admitted to their selected major.

Minimum Academic Standards for Direct Admission into Degree Program for incoming Freshmen

Students with a 26+ Math ACT (600+ Math SAT) or meet eligibility requirements for MATH 125 (Calculus I) may be admitted directly into their chosen major, with the exception of those seeking admission into an EECS program. Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Interdisciplinary Computing students must have a 28+ Math ACT (640+ Math SAT) or eligibility for MATH 125 for direct admission.

First-Year General Engineering Program

Students with a 22-25 Math ACT (540-580 Math SAT) or meet eligibility requirements for Math 104 (Pre-Calculus) are admitted to the School of Engineering First-Year Experience non-degree program for undergraduate students.

First-year Engineering students have one academic year (two semesters and one summer) to transition into a degree program. Admission to a degree program is possible after one of the following is met:

  • Complete 12+ credit hours at KU, earn a "B" or higher in Math 104 (Pre-Calculus), earn a "C" or higher in all science and engineering courses, and earn a KU GPA of 2.5+ OR
  • Earn a "C" or better in MATH 125 (Calculus I), earn a "C" or better in all science and engineering courses, and earn a KU GPA of 2.5+

Pre-Engineering

Students not admitted directly to the School of Engineering or their major but who are admissible to the university may be admitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as a pre-engineering student. They can later re-apply to the School of Engineering during the semester they are completing the admission requirements for transfer students.

Transfer Admission Standards

Applications from all transfer students, whether from other institutions or from other academic schools at the University of Kansas, are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Transfer students must be admissible to KU AND have a cumulative college transferable grade-point average of 2.5+ to be considered. In addition, students must have grades of "C" or better in those courses in math (must include MATH 125 Calculus I or equivalent), science, and engineering applicable to the engineering degree.

Students interested in the Information Technology program are admitted as juniors. They must have completed 60 hours of pre-requisite courses including foundational courses in math, science, and computer science and have a 2.5+ cumulative GPA or better. The Information Technology program resides at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS. Click here for more information.

Current KU Students admitted to other academic units may apply to the School of Engineering by completing a Change of School form. This must be turned in to the School of Engineering Dean's Office by the appropriate deadlines indicated below.

Already Applied to KU, But Not Engineering?

Don't worry. It's not too late to change your mind if you’ve already applied to KU and selected a major outside the School of Engineering. If you think one of the 12 engineering or computer science majors is a better fit for your talents, you can still change your requested major — preferably before May 1 — and be considered for admission to the School of Engineering and all the benefits that go with it.

To update your application, visit Undergraduate Admissions and click on “Change application term, major, mailing address, and/or email address.”

Please contact a member of our recruitment team, 785-864-3881, if you have any difficulty.

Application Deadlines For New Freshman and Transfer Applicants

September 15Priority deadline for current KU students to apply for spring admission to Engineering.
November 1Final deadline for scholarship consideration for incoming freshmen planning to enter in fall or summer semesters.
December 1Final deadline to apply for the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program for incoming freshmen
February 1Final deadline for scholarship consideration for transfer students planning to enter in fall or summer semesters. Applications available for the Engineering Learning Community
February 15Priority deadline for current KU students to apply for summer or fall admission to Engineering.
May 1Enrollment Deposit due.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Computing Degree Requirements

Through the recently approved interdisciplinary computing major, students receive an enriched computer science experience, with a focus in one of 6 fields:

  1. Astronomy,
  2. Biology,
  3. Chemistry,
  4. Geography,
  5. Journalism, or
  6. Physics

The KU Core

This is the university-wide curriculum that all incoming undergraduate students will complete as part of their degree requirements. It comprises three general education goals and three advanced education goals. Associated with each goal is one or more learning outcomes:

  • GE 1.1, Goal 1/Outcome 1, Critical Thinking;
  • GE 1.2, Goal 1/Outcome 2, Quantitative Literacy;
  • GE 2.1, Goal 2/Outcome 1, Written Communication (2 units);
  • GE 2.2, Goal 2/Outcome 2, Oral Communication;
  • GE 3H, Goal 3/Outcome 1, Arts & Humanities;
  • GE 3N Goal 3/Outcome 2, Natural Sciences;
  • GE 3S Goal 3 /Outcome 3, Social Sciences;
  • AE 4.1, Goal 4/Outcome 1, Diversity;
  • AE 4.2 Goal 4/Outcome 2, Culture;
  • AE 5.1/5.2, Goal 5/Outcome 1/2, Social Responsibility & Ethics (course and/or practice);
  • AE 6.1/6.2, Goal 6/Outcome 1/2, Integration & Creativity.

Details of the KU Core can be found at kucore.ku.edu. Some required courses in the EECS curricula satisfy a KU Core goal and/or outcome. For these courses, the goal/outcome code is given in parentheses after the course on the pages below. Where required courses do NOT specifically satisfy KU Core goals (Goals 2, 3, and 4) students must choose from a list of several means to satisfy the required goals.

A minimum of 125 to 130 credit hours1 is required for the B.S. degree in interdisciplinary computing, as follows:

Core Courses

Computer Science (50)
EECS 101New Student Seminar (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1
EECS 140Introduction to Digital Logic Design4
EECS 168Programming I4
EECS 268Programming II4
EECS 368Programming Language Paradigms3
EECS 388Embedded Systems4
EECS 448Software Engineering I4
EECS 510Introduction to the Theory of Computing3
EECS 560Data Structures4
EECS 581Computer Science Design I (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)3
EECS 582Computer Science Design II (KU Core AE 6.1)3
EECS 678Introduction to Operating Systems4
Select 9 credits of the following Senior electives:9
Introduction to Communication Networks
Introduction to Information and Computer Security
Fundamentals of Expert Systems
Introduction to Scientific Computing
Computer Architecture
Introduction to Database Systems
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Fundamentals of Computer Algorithms
Programming Languages
Compiler Construction
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Special Topics: _____
Any EECS course numbered 700 or above
Mathematics (21)
MATH 125Calculus I (KU Core GE 1.2)4
MATH 126Calculus II4
MATH 127Calculus III4
MATH 290Elementary Linear Algebra2
MATH 526Applied Mathematical Statistics I (KU Core GE 1.1 for BIOL focus only)3
EECS 210Discrete Structures4
Communications (9)
Satisfy KU Core GE 2.1 16
Satisfy KU Core GE 2.2 13
Arts/Humanities/Social Science (6)
Satisfy KU Core GE 3H 13
Satisfy KU Core GE 3S 13
Satisfy KU Core AE 4.1 and AE 4.2 (6) 16
1

Means of satisfying KU Core Goals are chosen from a variety of options (see kucore.ku.edu.).  Hours listed are assuming the goals are satisfied with course work.  EXCEPTIONS FOR IC JOURNALISM: GE 2.1-2 (second GE 2.1 course) is fulfilled by JOUR 304;  GE 2.2 is fulfilled by JOUR 150; JOUR 101 MAY be chosen to fulfill GE 3S; AE 4.1 is fulfilled by JOUR 534.

Astronomy Concentration

In addition to the core courses above, students in the astronomy concentration take the following courses:

Natural Science and Other Disciplines (34)
MATH 220Applied Differential Equations3
PHSX 210General Physics I for Engineers (KU Core GE 1.1)3
PHSX 216General Physics I Laboratory (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1
PHSX 212General Physics II (KU Core GE 3N)3
PHSX 236General Physics II Laboratory1
PHSX 313General Physics III3
PHSX 316Intermediate Physics Laboratory I1
ASTR 391Physical Astronomy, Honors3
ASTR 503Undergraduate Research2
ASTR 591Stellar Astronomy3
ASTR 592Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy3
ASTR 596Observational Astrophysics2
Select one of the following Astronomy electives:6
ASTR courses numbered 500 and above
Numerical Methods
Time Series Analysis
Numerical and Computational Methods in Physics

Biology Concentration

In addition to the core courses above, students in the biology concentration take the following courses:

Natural Science and Other Disciplines (32)
BIOL 150Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology (KU Core GE 3N)4
BIOL 152Principles of Organismal Biology4
BIOL 350Principles of Genetics4
Select one of the following Biology electives:3
Fundamentals of Microbiology
Cell Structure and Function
Biology of Development
Introduction to Neurobiology
Select one of the following Biology electives:3
Physiology of Organisms
Principles of Ecology
Introduction to Systematics
BIOL 412Evolutionary Biology4
CHEM 130General Chemistry I5
CHEM 135General Chemistry II5
Social Responsibility and Ethics (3)3
PHIL 375/320/160

Chemistry Concentration

In addition to the core courses above, students in the chemistry concentration take the following courses:

Natural Science and Other Disciplines (35)
MATH 220Applied Differential Equations3
PHSX 210General Physics I for Engineers3
PHSX 216General Physics I Laboratory (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1
PHSX 212General Physics II (KU Core GE 3N)3
PHSX 236General Physics II Laboratory1
CHEM 130General Chemistry I5
CHEM 135General Chemistry II5
CHEM 330Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 530Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 531Physical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 535Physical Chemistry II4
CHEM 698Undergraduate Research Problems2

Geography Concentration

In addition to the core courses above, students in the geography concentration take the following courses:

Natural Science and Other Disciplines (33)
PHSX 210General Physics I for Engineers (KU Core GE 1.1)3
PHSX 216General Physics I Laboratory (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1
Geography basics (300 level and above courses in categories defined in the Undergraduate Study in Geography and Atmospheric Science Handbook as : Physical Studies, Geographic Information Science, Human Studies, Regional Studies, and Atmospheric Science.)6
GEOG 311Introductory Cartography and Geovisualization (KU Core GE 3N)4
GEOG 358Principles of Geographic Information Systems4
GEOG 526Remote Sensing of Environment I4
GEOG 558Intermediate Geographical Information Systems4
Select 7 credits of the following Geography electives:7
Cartographic Design
Data Handling and Map Symbolization
GIS Application Programming
Remote Sensing of Environment II
Geographic Information Science

Journalism Concentration (27)

In addition to the core courses above, students in the journalism concentration take the following courses:

JOUR 150Stand and Deliver (KU Core GE 2.2)3
JOUR 300Visual Storytelling3
JOUR 302Infomania: Information Management3
JOUR 304Media Writing (KU Core GE 2.1-2)3
JOUR 534Diversity in Media (KU Core AE 4.1)3
JOUR 580Environmental Journalism3
JOUR 608Ethics and Professional Practice (KU Core AE 5.1)3
JOUR 618First Amendment and Society3
JOUR 690Media Innovation-Advanced Media3

Journalism Concentration-Emphasis 1: News/Information (12)

In addition to the core courses and journalism basics courses above, students in the news/information emphasis of the journalism concentration take the following courses:

JOUR 415Multimedia Reporting3
JOUR 419Multimedia Editing3
JOUR 500+ News/Info Elective3
JOUR 621Data Reporting and Visualization-Advanced Media3

Journalism Concentration-Emphasis 2: Strategic Communication (12)

In addition to the core courses and journalism basics courses above, students in the strategic communication emphasis of the journalism concentration take the following courses:

JOUR 320Stratcom I: Introduction to Strategic Communication3
JOUR 420Stratcom II: Principles of Advertising and Public Relations3
JOUR 460Research Methods in Strategic Communication3
JOUR 500+ Stratcom Elective3

Journalism concentration-Emphasis 3: Combined News/StratComm (12)

In addition to the core courses and journalism basics courses above, students in the combined news/strategic communication emphasis of the journalism concentration concentration take the following courses:

JOUR 320Stratcom I: Introduction to Strategic Communication3
JOUR 415Multimedia Reporting3
JOUR 460Research Methods in Strategic Communication3
JOUR 621Data Reporting and Visualization-Advanced Media3

Physics Concentration

In addition to the core courses above, students in the physics concentration take the following courses:

Natural Science and Other Disciplines (32)
MATH 220Applied Differential Equations3
PHSX 210General Physics I for Engineers (KU Core GE 1.1)3
PHSX 216General Physics I Laboratory (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1
PHSX 212General Physics II (KU Core GE 3N)3
PHSX 236General Physics II Laboratory1
PHSX 313General Physics III3
PHSX 316Intermediate Physics Laboratory I1
PHSX 503Undergraduate Research2
PHSX 511Introductory Quantum Mechanics3
PHSX 521Mechanics I3
PHSX 531Electricity and Magnetism3
Physics electives (chosen from PHSX courses numbered 600 and above)6
Total Hours32

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites

       Students must pass (at the appropriate grade level) all prerequisite courses for a given course before taking the subsequent course.  If Course A is a Corequisite for Course B, Course A must be taken in the same semester as Course B or be completed prior to taking Course B.

Upper Level Eligibility

       In addition to prerequisites and co-requisites, EECS undergraduates are required to earn Upper Level Course Eligibility by attaining grades of C or better in each of the following courses:

IC ASTR: (16 courses) GE 2.1 (both);  PHSX 210, & 216, 212 & 236; MATH 125, 126, 127, 220, 290; EECS 101, 140, 168, 210, 268

IC BIOL: (15 courses) GE 2.1 (both); MATH 125, 126, 127, 290; EECS 101, 140, 168, 210, 268; CHEM 130, 135; BIOL 150, 152

IC CHEM: (18 courses) GE 2.1 (both); PHSX 210 & 216, 212 & 236; MATH 125, 126, 127, 220, 290; EECS 101, 140, 168, 210, 268; CHEM 130, 135

IC GEOG: (13 courses) GE 2.1 (both); PHSX 210 & 216; MATH 125, 126, 127, 290; EECS 101, 140, 168, 210, 268

IC JOUR: (11 courses) GE 2.1, JOUR 150, MATH 125, 126, 127, 290; EECS 101, 140, 168, 210, 268;

IC PHSX; (16 courses) GE 2.1 (both); PHSX 210 & 216, 212 & 236; MATH 125, 126, 127, 220, 290; EECS 101, 140, 168, 210, 268

If students earn less than a C in any of the above listed courses, they must repeat the course at the next available opportunity and must not take a course for which that course is a prerequisite.  It is the students' responsibility to contact their advisors before beginning the new semester regarding any required repetitions and the associated enrollment adjustments (drops and adds).

To enroll in any upper‑level EECS course (numbered 300 and above), students must have fulfilled the Upper Level Eligibility Requirements detailed above.  Exceptions: EECS 312, EECS 360, EECS 368 and EECS 388 may be taken in the same semester as students are completing their upper level eligibility.  Students may also petition for a Partial Waiver of Upper Level Eligibility Requirements by completing the appropriate petition, found in the EECS office or at www.eecs.ku.edu.

Double Major

If students wish to double-major (earn two degrees), they must fulfill all the requirements for the degrees in question.  They must also consult the Engineering Dean’s office and the department and/or school of the second major to find out if there are any additional requirements.  If they wish to obtain two degrees offered by the EECS department, the following rule applies: a course that is required for one EECS degree program may not be used to satisfy a Senior Elective or General Elective requirement of another EECS degree program.

Interdisciplinary Computing with Astronomy 4-Year Graduation Plan

Students Entering in Fall of Odd Years

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 101 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1EECS 168 or 1404
KU Core GE 2.1 (first)13KU Core GE 2.1 (second)13
EECS 140 or 1684MATH 1264
MATH 125 (KU Core GE 1.2)4PHSX 210 (KU Core GE 1.1)3
KU Core GE 3H13PHSX 216 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 2684EECS 2104
MATH 1274EECS 3683
MATH 2203EECS 3884
MATH 2902KU Core GE 3S13
PHSX 212 (KU Core GE 3N)3ASTR 3913
PHSX 2361 
 17 17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 4484EECS 5604
EECS 5103EECS 6784
MATH 5263PHSX 3133
ASTR 5913PHSX 3161
ASTR 5962ASTR 5923
KU Core AE 4.113 
 18 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 581 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)3EECS 582 (KU Core AE 6.1)3
Senior elective 13Senior elective 23
ASTR elective 13Senior elective 33
ASTR 5032ASTR elective 23
KU Core GE 2.213KU Core AE 4.213
 14 15
Total Hours: 126
1

Means of satisfying KU Core Goals are chosen from a variety of options (see kucore.ku.edu). Hours listed are assuming the goals are satisfied with course work.

Students Entering in Fall of Even Years

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 101 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1EECS 168 or 1404
EECS 140 or 1684KU Core GE 2.1 (second)13
KU Core GE 2.1 (first)13MATH 1264
MATH 125 (KU Core GE 1.2)4PHSX 210 (KU Core GE 1.1)3
KU Core GE 3H13PHSX 216 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 2684EECS 2104
MATH 1274EECS 3683
MATH 2203EECS 3884
MATH 2902KU Core GE 3S13
PHSX 212 (KU Core GE 3N)3ASTR 3913
PHSX 2361 
 17 17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 4484EECS 5604
EECS 5103EECS 6784
MATH 5263PHSX 3133
KU Core GE 2.213PHSX 3161
KU Core AE 4.113KU Core AE 4.213
 16 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 581 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)3EECS 582 (KU Core AE 6.1)3
Senior elective 13Senior elective 23
ASTR 5032Senior elective 33
ASTR 5913ASTR 5923
ASTR 5962ASTR elective 23
ASTR elective 13 
 16 15
Total Hours: 126
1

Means of satisfying KU Core Goals are chosen from a variety of options (see kucore.ku.edu). Hours listed are assuming the goals are satisfied with course work.

Interdisciplinary Computing with Biology Concentration 4-Year Graduation Plan

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 101 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1EECS 168 or 1404
EECS 140 or 1684KU Core GE 2.1 (second)13
KU Core GE 2.1 (first)13MATH 1264
MATH 125 (KU Core GE 1.2)4CHEM 1355
CHEM 1305 
 17 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 2684EECS 2104
MATH 1274EECS 3683
MATH 2902EECS 3884
BIOL 150 (KU Core GE 3N)4KU Core GE 3H13
 BIOL 1524
 14 18
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 4484EECS 5604
EECS 5103EECS 6784
KU Core GE 3S13KU Core AE 4.113
BIOL 3504BIOL 4083
BIOL 400 or 4353BIOL 4124
 17 18
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 581 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)3EECS 582 (KU Core AE 6.1)3
MATH 5263Senior elective 23
KU Core GE 2.213Senior elective 33
Senior elective 13PHIL 375, 320, or 1603
BIOL elective 13KU Core AE 4.213
 15 15
Total Hours: 130
1

Means of satisfying KU Core Goals are chosen from a variety of options (see kucore.ku.edu). Hours listed are assuming the goals are satisfied with course work.

Interdisciplinary Computing with Chemistry Concentration 4-Year Graduation Plan

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 101 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1EECS 168 or 1404
EECS 140 or 1684KU Core GE 2.1 (second)13
KU Core GE 2.1 (first)13MATH 1264
MATH 125 (KU Core GE 1.2)4CHEM 1355
CHEM 1305 
 17 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 2684EECS 2104
MATH 1274EECS 3683
MATH 2902EECS 3884
PHSX 210 (KU Core GE 1.1)3MATH 2203
PHSX 216 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1PHSX 212 (KU Core GE 3N)3
CHEM 3303PHSX 2361
 17 18
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 4484EECS 5604
EECS 5103EECS 6784
KU Core GE 2.213CHEM 5353
KU Core GE 3H13CHEM 5373
CHEM 5304 
 17 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 581 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)3EECS 582 (KU Core AE 6.1)3
MATH 5263Senior elective 23
KU Core GE 3S13Senior elective 33
Senior elective 13KU Core AE 4.113
CHEM 6982KU Core AE 4.213
 14 15
Total Hours: 128
1

Means of satisfying KU Core Goals are chosen from a variety of options (see kucore.ku.edu). Hours listed are assuming the goals are satisfied with course work.

Interdisciplinary Computing with Geography Concentration 4-Year Graduation Plan

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 101 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1EECS 168 or 1404
EECS 140 or 1684KU Core GE 2.1 (second)13
KU Core GE 2.1 (first)13MATH 1264
MATH 125 (KU Core GE 1.2)4PHSX 210 (KU Core GE 1.1)3
KU Core GE 3H13PHSX 216 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 2684EECS 2104
MATH 1274EECS 3683
MATH 2902EECS 3884
KU Core GE 3S13KU Core AE 4.113
GEOG BASICS I3GEOG BASICS II3
 16 17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 4484EECS 5604
EECS 5103EECS 6784
GEOG 3114GEOG elective 13
GEOG 3584GEOG 5584
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 581 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)3EECS 582 (KU Core AE 6.1)3
MATH 5263Senior elective 23
KU Core GE 2.213Senior elective 33
Senior elective 13KU Core AE 4.213
GEOG 5264GEOG elective 24
 16 16
Total Hours: 125
1

Means of satisfying KU Core Goals are chosen from a variety of options (see kucore.ku.edu). Hours listed are assuming the goals are satisfied with course work.

Interdisciplinary Computing with Journalism Concentration 4-Year Graduation Plan-News/Information Emphasis

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 1011EECS 168 or 1404
EECS 140 or 1684MATH 1264
KU Core GE 2.113KU Core GE 3N13
MATH 125 (KU Core GE 1.2)4KU Core GE 3S13
KU Core GE 3H13JOUR 150 (KU Core GE 2.2)3
 15 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 2684EECS 2104
MATH 1274EECS 3683
MATH 2902EECS 3884
JOUR 3003JOUR 304 (KU Core GE 1.2-2)3
JOUR 3023 
 16 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 4484EECS 5604
EECS 5103EECS 6784
MATH 5263JOUR 4153
JOUR 534 (KU Core AE 4.1)3JOUR 4193
JOUR 5803JOUR 6183
 16 17
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 5813EECS 582 (KU Core AE 6.1)3
Senior Elective 13Senior Elective 23
JOUR 500+3Senior Elective 33
JOUR 608 (KU Core AE 5.1)3KU Core AE 4.213
JOUR 6903JOUR 6213
 15 15
Total Hours: 125

Interdisciplinary Computing with Journalism Concentration 4-Year Graduation Plan-Strategic Communication Emphasis

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 1011EECS 168 or 1404
EECS 140 or 1684MATH 1264
MATH 125 (KU Core GE 1.2)4KU Core GE 3N13
KU Core GE 2.1 13KU Core GE 3S13
KU Core GE 3H13JOUR 150 (KU Core GE 2.2)3
 15 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 2684EECS 2104
MATH 1274EECS 3683
MATH 2902EECS 3884
JOUR 3003JOUR 304 (KU Core GE 1.2-2)3
JOUR 3023 
 16 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 4484EECS 5604
EECS 5103EECS 6784
MATH 5263JOUR 3203
JOUR 534 (KU Core AE 4.1)3JOUR 608 (KU Core AE 5.1)3
JOUR 5803JOUR 6183
 16 17
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 5813EECS 582 (KU Core AE 6.1)3
Senior Elective 13Senior Elective 23
JOUR 4203Senior Elective 33
JOUR 500+3KU Core AE 4.213
JOUR 6903JOUR 4603
 15 15
Total Hours: 125

Interdisciplinary Computing with Journalism Concentration 4-Year Graduation Plan-News/Strategic Communication Emphasis

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 1011EECS 168 or 1404
EECS 140 or 1684MATH 1264
KU Core GE 2.1-113KU Core GE 3N13
MATH 125 (KU Core GE 1.2)4KU Core GE 3S13
KU Core GE 3H13JOUR 150 (KU Core GE 2.2)3
 15 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 2684EECS 2104
MATH 1274EECS 3683
MATH 2902EECS 3884
JOUR 3003JOUR 304 (KU Core GE 1.2-2)3
JOUR 3023 
 16 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 5263EECS 5604
EECS 4484EECS 6784
EECS 5103JOUR 3203
JOUR 534 (KU Core AE 4.1)3JOUR 4153
JOUR 5803JOUR 6183
 16 17
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 5813EECS 582 (KU Core AE 6.1)3
Senior Elective 13Senior Elective 23
JOUR 4603Senior Elective 33
JOUR 608 (KU Core AE 5.1)3KU Core AE 4.213
JOUR 6903JOUR 6213
 15 15
Total Hours: 125
1

Means of satisfying KU Core Goals are chosen from a variety of options (see kucore.ku.edu). (JOUR 101 may be used to satisfy GE3S for the Journalism concentration.)  Hours listed are assuming the goals are satisfied with course work.

Interdisciplinary Computing with Physics Concentration 4-Year Graduation Plan

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 101 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1EECS 168 or 1404
EECS 140 or 1684KU Core GE 2.1 (second)13
KU Core GE 2.1 (first)13MATH 1264
MATH 125 (KU Core GE 1.2)4PHSX 210 (KU Core GE 1.1)3
KU Core GE 3H13PHSX 216 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)1
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 2684EECS 2104
MATH 1274EECS 3683
MATH 2203EECS 3884
MATH 2902KU Core GE 3S13
PHSX 212 (KU Core GE 3N)3PHSX 3133
PHSX 2361 
 17 17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 4484EECS 5604
EECS 5103EECS 6784
KU Core AE 4.113KU Core GE 2.213
PHSX 5032PHSX 3161
PHSX 5213PHSX 5113
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
EECS 581 (Part of KU Core AE 5.1)3EECS 582 (KU Core AE 6.1)3
MATH 5263Senior elective 23
Senior elective 13Senior elective 33
PHSX 5313KU Core AE 4.213
PHSX elective 13PHSX elective 23
 15 15
Total Hours: 124
1

Means of satisfying KU Core Goals are chosen from a variety of options (see kucore.ku.edu). Hours listed are assuming the goals are satisfied with course work.

Departmental Honors

An undergraduate student may graduate with departmental honors in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, or interdisciplinary computing by graduating with a minimum grade-point average requirement while maintaining full-time status. In addition, students must enroll in EECS 498 Honors Research for their last 2 semesters and must complete an independent research project paper and oral presentation to a panel of 3 judges. See the EECS Undergraduate Handbook for full details.