Computer and Informatics Undeclared

About the Program

The Computer & Informatics Undeclared program allows students to explore academic options within the College of Computing & Informatics before declaring a major and while staying on track during their first year.

The Computer & Informatics Undeclared program is not a major; however, all the courses in the first year are required in some form in the various majors in the College of Computing & Informatics. This selection of courses will “follow” the student to an eventual chosen major in the college. With the help of an advisor, students can select courses based on their interests and goals. No later than the end of spring term in the first academic year, students are required to select an appropriate major (Computer Science, Computing and Security Technology, Data Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering) which will lead to a bachelor's degree.

Students will complete co-ops in accordance with the requirements for the major that they choose.

Admission Requirements

There are no specific requirements for admission into the undeclared option beyond those that are required for any student applying to majors in the College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University.

Program Requirements

University Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
MATH courses according to placement12.0
UNIV CI101The Drexel Experience2.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
College Requirements
CI 101Computing and Informatics Design I2.0
CI 102Computing and Informatics Design II2.0
CI 103Computing and Informatics Design III2.0
Based on area of interest select appropriate options in consultation with an advisor
CS/INFO Programming courses 9.0
Exploration of major options9.0
Major Credits86.0
Electives51.5
Total Credits186.5

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CI 1012.0CI 1022.0CI 1032.0VACATION
ENGL 101 or 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
UNIV CI1011.0CIVC 1011.0UNIV CI1011.0 
MATH*4.0COOP 1011.0MATH*4.0 
Programming**3.0MATH*4.0Programming**3.0 
Major credits***3.0Programming**3.0Major credits***3.0 
 Major credits***3.0  
 16 17 16 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Major credits9.0Major credits9.0Major credits9.0VACATION
Electives6.0Electives6.0Electives6.0 
 15 15 15 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Major credits9.0Major credits9.0Major credits10.0VACATION
Electives6.0Electives6.0Electives5.0 
 15 15 15 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
Major credits10.0Major credits10.0Major credits10.0 
Electives6.0Electives6.0Electives5.5 
 16 16 15.5 
Total Credits 186.5
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