Spending a year or two in college without taking any relevant programming and development courses simply puts you a year or two behind in learning your field and defers getting experience through internships and relevant part-time employment opportunities.

Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to begin taking your Computer Science & Innovation classes beginning in your first semester. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken at least five courses related to your major!

Champlain's study abroad program is a great opportunity to gain global perspective. The Computer Science & Innovation faculty built the curriculum so you can take a semester studying abroad without getting behind on required courses for your major.

Computer Science & Innovation Curriculum 2013-14

First Year

First Semester

Intro to Mobile Development
(CSI 120)

Intro to Programming
(CSI 140)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Calculus I
(MTH 230)

Second Semester

Innovation I - Introduction to Emerging Technologies
(CSI 180)

Advanced Programming
(CSI 240)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)

General Elective

Second Year

First Semester

Data Structures & Algorithms
(CSI 281)

Linux/Unix Programming
(CSI 230)

Discrete Mathematics
(MTH 270)

200-level COR course

200-level COR course

Second Semester

Innovation II Open Source Software Development
(CSI 280)

Database Management Systems
(CSI 300)

Intro to Networking & Security
(CIT 130) or
(NET 215)

200-level COR course

200-level COR course

Third Year

First Semester

(CSI 490)
General Elective

Global IT & Ethics
(CSI 320)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

General Elective

Second Semester

Innovation III - Technology Partnership
(CSI 380)

Software Systems Analysis & Design
(CSI 335)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections 
(COR 330)

Specialization Course 1

Fourth Year

First Semester

Applied Software Practice I
(CSI 435)

Software Testing, QA, & Security
(CSI 430)

Natural Science with Lab

Specialization Course 2

General Elective

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Computer Architecture
(CSI 370)

Specialization Course 3

Specialization Course 4

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