Computer Systems Engineering Majors and 230

CSENG Majors who have completed ECE 232, ECE 353, and ECE 373 with a 'C' or better may petition to bypass COMPSCI 230 for the CS Major/CS Minor, or to bypass a 230 prerequiste.  Course content will be reviewed periodically by the Undergraduate Program Committee (UPC) to ensure that 230 material is being sufficiently covered.**

Approval allows students to bypass the 230 prerequisite for upper-level CS courses (via override, subject to available seats) and waive the 230 requirement for the CS Major/CS Minor, as follows:

CS Major - BS:
The waiver of 230 satisfies the core requirement for the BS.

CS Major - BA:
The waiver of 230 satisfies one of the three core requirements for the BA.  The three ECE courses cannot be used as part of the Four Course Outside Concentration.

CS Minor:
The waiver of 230 satisfies one of the two 200-level "core", allowing CSENG majors to take one 200-level "core" and two other CS courses (after 187 or equivalent) to complete the CS minor.

Submit the 230 Bypass Form after completion of ECE 232, ECE 353, and ECE 373 with a 'C' or better, to upd@cs.umass.edu.

**June 2018:  The UPC plans to review whether the 230 Bypass is still applicable due to recent changes in the CSENG curriculum.