2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 23, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science - Accelerated Undergraduate-Graduate Program (B.S. / M.S.)

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College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer Science,
Harris Corp. Engineering Center, Room: 437


Dr. Dan Marinescu, cs-grad@cs.ucf.edu, 407-823-2779
Phone: 407-823-3327

Admission Requirements

  • See Common Program Prerequisites .
  • Qualified students may apply after completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours and successful completion of the Foundation Exam.
  • Completion of no more than 90 credit hours.
  • Completion of the GRE with a highly competitive score by the end of first semester of the senior year for continuation in the program.
  • Admission is not automatic. Interested students may need to be interviewed.
  • Admission to the Accelerated Program does not guarantee formal admission to the MS program.

Degree Requirements

  • None

General Education Program (GEP) (39 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations

Cultural & Historical Foundations

Mathematical Foundations

Social Foundations

Science Foundations

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (17 Credit Hours)

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (18 Credit Hours)

  • Any 4000-5000 level Computer Science (CS) course that is not a required undergraduate course will count as a restricted elective.
  • Only ONE of the following six Information Technology courses may count as a CS Restricted Elective: CAP 4102, CIS 4004, CIS 4524, CNT 4603, CNT 4703, and CNT 4714.
  • At most 3 hours of independent study or research allowed. No internship or cooperative education credits are allowed.
  • It is recommended that students take at least 3 classes from a primary area to gain an in-depth know ledge in that area of Computer Science.
  • It is recommended that students take classes from at least 2 different secondary areas to gain a broad knowledge of Computer Science. These courses may also be listed in the student’s primary area.
  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in all courses in this area.
  • Students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in the following all courses in this section.
  • Students participating in the Accelerated Undergraduate to Graduate Program in Computer Science should take up to 12 hours of 5000 and 6000 level courses from the areas listed below.
  • The courses listed in the areas below are for ease of reference only.

Systems Area

AI and Machine Learning Area

Graphics, Games, and HCI Area

Algorithms and Complexity Area

  • COT 4500 - Numerical Calculus Credit Hours: 3
  • CAP 5510 - Bioinformatics Credit Hours: 3
  • CAP 5512 - Evolutionary Computation Credit Hours: 3
  • COP 5021 - Program Analysis Credit Hours: 3
  • COP 5537 - Network Optimization Credit Hours: 3
  • COT 5405 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms Credit Hours: 3

Software Engineering Area

Big Data Area

Vision and Robotics Area

Computer Networks Area

Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)

4000-5000 level mathematics or statistics (6 Credit Hours)

courses from: STA, MAP, MAA, MAD, MAS prefixes and the following courses.

No independent study hours, internship, or cooperative education hours are allowed.

Capstone Requirements (6 Credit Hours)

A “C” (2.0) or better is required in the two courses.

Electives (4 Credit Hours)

  • Select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with a departmental advisor. Courses may be outside the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Two years high school, or one year college language (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • None

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • None.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Total Combined Credit Hours Required: 138

Shared Courses (12 Credit Hours)

  • Up to 12 credit hours of approved 5000 or 6000 level courses of grades B (3.0) or better may be counted towards the BS and Masters degrees. These 12 credit hours will meet either restricted elective or course requirements for the major. Contact the Graduate Coordinator in the Computer Science department for a list of acceptable courses.

Additional Information

Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs


Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • The following will be waived for this joint degree program:
  • The limit of nine hours to be shared between undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Undergraduate students taking graduate courses must be within nine hours of graduation
  • Undergraduate students taking graduate courses must not register for more than a total of twelve hours in that semester
  • Undergraduate students are not eligible to take 6000-level courses

Transfer Notes

  • None

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Graduate Courses Link

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $9 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $18 per term

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