Undergraduate Student News

Changes to CIS Major

We have just published the new degree requirements for Computer Information System majors, effective Fall 2014, which include some significant changes to the major. As always, current CIS majors can elect to change to the new degree requirement but not before consulting with your academic advisor. Remember that if you change then you must satisfy all the new requirements, not just some.

The changes include:

HCI Course this Spring

There is still room for students to enroll in the Human-Computer Interaction course during the spring semester. It is currently listed as CSCE 590-001 but has recently been approved as a regular course with its own number.

Change to the Accelerated Masters Program

Now undergraduate students can take up to 12 graduate hours of course work and receive both undergraduate and graduate credit for those 12 hours. The credits can be applied to the student's baccalaureate program and with graduate program admission applied to a graduate program.

With this change, students in the Accelerated Masters program having earned 12 graduate credits only need 18 more graduate credits after Bachelors to earn a Masters degree.

Foreign Language Requirement

Even though the University has now adopted the Carolina Core, the foreign language requirement for students in the College of Engineering and Computing has not changed. To satisfy to foreign language requirement, all students in our college, unless they are international students who did not graduate from a U.S. high school, would need to do one of the following:

Advisement Fall 2013

Advisement will run from October 21 to November 1. You can find out who your advisor is at my.sc.edu. You can then contact them to setup an advisement appointment, or drop by their office to setup the appointment.

Registration appointments will be sent to the students by the Registrar through my.sc.edu. Undergraduate early registration begins the week of November 11th. Open registration starts November 18th.

Tutoring Available in Swearingen

It has been arranged for tutors from the Student Success Center to serve our students on Monday and Wednesday afternoons in Swearingen 1A31 (cube at the Assembly Street entrance). Here’s the tutoring schedule you can share with your students.

Drop-in Tutoring Schedule Fall 2013, Swearingen room 1A31

ENCP 481 has been Dropped

CE majors, regardless of year, do not need to take ENCP 481. This 1-credit hour class has been absorbed into CSCE 490. That is

  • CSCE 490 is a substitute for ENCP 491 and ENCP 481
  • CSCE 492 is a substitute for ENCP 492

There was some confusion on whether or not this would happen but we can confirm now that even current students do not need ENCP 481 to graduate. See earlier post for the full details on curriculum changes.

2013 Curriculum and Guidesheets

The Fall 2013 curriculum and degree guidesheets are now posted: CS, CE, and CIS. The significant changes from last year's requirements are:

  1. The CS major has dropped the CSCE 200-level elective requirement.
  2. The CIS major has replaced the CSCE 200-level elective requirement with CSCE 201.
  3. The CE major now requires CSCE 490/CSCE 492 instead of ENCP 481/ENCP 491/ENCP 492.
  4. CSCE 374 has changed its number to CSCE 274, changed its pre-requisites to just CSCE 146, and should now be taken a semester earlier by CE majors.

As always, current students can use these requirements if they desire.

Class Overrides Status

I just wanted to let you all know that we are working on processing your requests. The new registration system has slowed the process a little, but now we should be able to address these issues.

As the first steps in handling all of these we have initiated the process of creating: