Computer Science & Innovation Major Curriculum

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.

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Computer Science & Innovation Curriculum 2019–2020


First Year

First Semester

Intro to Mobile & Web 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: Intro 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
(COR 2XX)

200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Network Programming
(CSI 235)

Innovation II: Open Source Software Development
(CSI 280)

Database Management Systems
(CSI 300)

200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Talk to your advisor and/or the Office of International Education about possible curriculum adjustments in order to create a semester abroad in your third year.


Third Year

*In the third year, students must take COR 310, COR 320, and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and COR 320 MUST be taken together, and the two COR 330 courses MUST be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester.

First Semester

Global IT & Ethics
(CSI 320)

Computer Architecture
(CSI 370)

The Global Condition*
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities*
(COR 320)

Natural Science w/Lab
(SCI xxx)

Second Semester

Innovation III: Emerging Languages
(CSI 380)

Choose any CSI 35x course
(CSI 35x)

Choose a Local Contexts, Global Connections course*
(COR 330)

Choose a Local Contexts, Global Connections course*
(COR 330)

General Elective
 


Fourth Year

First Semester

ITS Capstone Design and Reflection
(CCC 4xxITS)

Innovation IV: Advanced Topics 
(CSI 480)

Specialization Course

Specialization Course

General Elective

Second Semester

ITS Capstone Project
(CCC 412)

Choose any CSI 35x course
(CSI 35x)

Specialization Course

Specialization Course

General Elective