The computing field is constantly changing, with new innovations happening on a daily basis. By jumping into your major courses right away, you learn from trending technologies throughout your four years at Champlain. Because of our Upside-Down Curriculum, many students have multiple internships and relevant part-time employment opportunities before they graduate.

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 2015-2016

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

Linux/Unix Programming
(CSI 230)

Data Structures & Algorithms
(CSI 281)

Discrete Mathematics
(MTH 270)

200-level COR course

200-level COR course

Second Semester

Network Programming
(CSI 235)

Innovation II Open Source Software Development
(CSI 280)

Database Management Systems
(CSI 300)

200-level COR course

200-level COR course

Third Year

First Semester

Global IT & Ethics
(CSI 320)

Software Systems Analysis & Design
(CSI 335)

(CSI 490)
General Elective

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

Second Semester

Innovation III - Technology Partnership
(CSI 380)

Software Testing, QA, & Security
(CSI 430)

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)

Natural Science with Lab

Specialization Course 2

General Elective

General Elective

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Computer Architecture
(CSI 370)

Specialization Course 3

Specialization Course 4