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CSB Sample Course Sequence

Below are several sample course sequences that fulfill the CSB degree requirements.  They are only samples and nothing here is intended to suggest any implicit requirements.  It should be clear in particular that electives can easily be rearranged.  All sample sequences assume a non-Physics science sequence; the first Physics course in the Physics sequence is 5 credits (4-credit course plus 1-credit lab).

None of these samples assume any AP credit.  Generally, students with AP move courses in the sequence earlier to leave room for more electives in the junior and/or senior years.

Samples A and B are shown in two versions: Samples A1 and B1 assume MATH 021 in the fall of the freshman year.  Samples A2 and B2 assume MATH 021 is replaced by the sequence of MATH 075 in the fall and MATH 076 in the spring with MATH 022 deferred until the sophomore year.

Students contemplating the Lehigh in Prague Program during the summer following their sophomore year should complete ACCT 151 and 152, CSB 311, and CSE 241 (or 341) by the end of sophomore year. (See Sample B1 and B2). It is necessary to request an override to be allowed to take ACCT 152 concurrent with CSB 311.

For an overview of the Lehigh in Prague Program, open this pdf.

For an overview provided by the Study Abroad Department, click here.

Students not planning to go to Prague, or who plan to go in the summer following their junior year should take CSB 311 in the spring of junior year.

Students contemplating graduate study in computer science or employment at  major computing software firms (e.g. Microsoft, Google, Oracle, IBM) should consider taking CSE 340 prior to senior year. (See Sample C).

Sample D shows how a student entering CSB as a sophomore from the engineering college could complete the CSB major in 4 years with overloads in senior year.  The overloads can be avoided via AP credit, a summer course, or the Lehigh in Prague program.  It is important that students considering a transfer into CSB contact Prof. James Hall or Prof. Hank Korth prior to course registration.

Sample E shows how a student entering CSB as a sophomore from the College of Business and Economics could complete the CSB major in 4 years without overloads (but see note regarding Math). It is important that students considering a transfer into CSB contact Prof. James Hall or Prof. Hank Korth prior to course registration.

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND BUSINESS - SAMPLE A1 (MATH 021)

 

This is not compatible with participating in the Lehigh in Prague Program during the summer after sophomore year, though it is compatible with participation during the summer after junior year.

First Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
BUS 001 3 CSE 017 3
CSE 001 2 ECO 029 3
CSE 002 2 ENGL 002 3
ECO 001 4 MATH 022 4
ENGL 001 3 Science elective 4
MATH 021 4  
CBE Excel Competency Exam 0  
  18   17
Second Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
ACCT 151 3 ACCT 152 3
CSE 109 4 CSE 202 3
MATH 231 or ECO 045 3 CSE 241 or 341 3
MKT 111 3 CSE 261 3
Science elective 4 Science elective 4
  17   16
Third Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
CSE 303 3 CSB 311 3
CSE 216 3 CSB 312 3
FIN 125 3 CSE 252 3
MATH 205 3 ECO 146 3
SCM 186 3 LAW 201 3
SS elective 3 CSB professional elective 3
  18   18
Fourth Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
CSB 313 3 MGT 301 3
CSE 340 3 CSE elective (See Computer Science & Business Electives below) 3
CSE 262 3 CSB professional elective 3
CSB professional elective 3 HU electives1 2
HU electives 4 Free electives 5
  16   16
Total Credits: 136

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND BUSINESS - SAMPLE A2 (MATH 075/076)

 

This is not compatible with participating in the Lehigh in Prague Program during the summer after sophomore year, though it is compatible with participation during the summer after junior year.

First Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
BUS 001 3 CSE 017 3
CSE 001 2 ECO 029 3
CSE 002 2 ENGL 002 3
ECO 001 4 MATH 076 2
ENGL 001 3 Science elective 4
MATH 075 2  
CBE Excel Competency Exam 0  
  16   15
Second Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
ACCT 151 3 ACCT 152 3
CSE 109 4 CSE 202 3
ECO 045 3 CSE 241 3
MATH 022 4 SS elective (one credit is free elective) 4
Science elective 4 Science elective 4
  18   17
Third Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
CSE 303 3 CSB 311 3
CSE 216 3 CSB 312 3
FIN 125 3 CSE 252 3
MATH 205 3 ECO 146 3
SCM 186 3 LAW 201 3
MKT 111 3 CSE 261 3
  18   18
Fourth Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
CSB 313 3 MGT 301 3
CSE 340 3 CSE elective (See Computer Science & Business electives below) 3
CSE 262 3 CSB professional elective 3
CSB professional elective 3 CSB professional elective 3
HU Elective 4 HU elective1 2
  Free elective 4
  16   18
Total Credits: 136

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND BUSINESS - SAMPLE B1 (MATH 021)

 

Targeted towards students thinking about spending the summer after sophomore year in the Lehigh in Prague Program.  Students not going to Prague need to fit CSE 252 and 3 professional elective credits into the regular semesters.

First Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits  
BUS 001 3 CSE 017 3  
CSE 001 2 ECO 029 3  
CSE 002 2 ENGL 002 3  
ECO 001 4 MATH 022 4  
ENGL 001 3 Science elective 4  
MATH 021 4    
CBE Excel Competency Exam 0    
  18   17  
Second Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits Summer Credits
ACCT 151 3 ACCT 152 3 CSB 314 3
CSE 109 4 CSB 311 3 CSE 252 3
MATH 231 or ECO 045 3 CSE 241 or 341 3  
MKT 111 3 CSE 261 3  
Science elective 4 Science elective 4  
  17   16   6
Third Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits  
CSE 216 3 CSB 312 3  
FIN 125 3 CSE 202 3  
MATH 205 3 ECO 146 3  
SCM 186 3 LAW 201 3  
CSE elective (See Computer Science & Business Electives below) 3 CSB professional elective 3  
SS elective 3    
  18   15  
Fourth Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits  
CSE 262 3 CSB professional elective 3  
CSE 340 3 MGT 301 3  
CSB 313 3 HU elective1 2  
CSE 303 3 Free elective 5  
HU elective 4    
  16   13  
Total Credits: 136

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND BUSINESS - SAMPLE B2 (MATH 075/076)

 

 Targeted towards students thinking about spending the summer after sophomore year in the Lehigh in Prague Program.  Students not going to Prague need to fit CSE 252 and 3 professional elective credits into the regular semesters.

First Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits  
BUS 001 3 CSE 017 3  
CSE 001 2 ECO 029 3  
CSE 002 2 ENGL 002 3  
ECO 001 4 MATH 076 2  
ENGL 001 3 Science elective 4  
MATH 075 2    
CBE Excel Competency Exam 0    
  16   15  
Second Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits Summer Credits
ACCT 151 3 ACCT 152 3 CSB 314 3
CSE 109 4 CSB 311 3 CSE 252 3
ECO 045 3 CSE 241 3  
MATH 022 4 SS elective (one credit is free elective) 4  
Science elective 4 Science elective 4  
  18   17   6
Third Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits  
CSE 216 3 CSB 312 3  
FIN 125 3 CSE 202 3  
MATH 205 3 ECO 146 3  
SCM 186 3 LAW 201 3  
CSE elective (See Computer Science & Business Electives below) 3 CSE 261 3  
MKT 111 3    
  18   15  
Fourth Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits  
CSE 262 3 CSB professional elective 3  
CSB 313 3 MGT 301 3  
CSE 303 3 CSB professional elective 3  
CSE 340 3 HU elective1 2  
HU elective 4 Free elective 4  
  16   15  
Total Credits: 136

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND BUSINESS - SAMPLE C

 

Designed for students thinking of graduate study in Computer Science.  This sample is compatible with the Lehigh in Prague Program, but assumes the students chooses not to do it.  This sample includes some specific choices of course options and CSE electives that are not recommended as preparations for graduate study.

First Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
BUS 001 3 CSE 017 3
CSE 001 2 ECO 029 3
CSE 002 2 ENGL 002 3
ENGL 001 3 MATH 022 4
ECO 001 4 Science elective 4
MATH 021 4  
CBE Excel Competency Exam 0  
  18   17
Second Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
ACCT 151 3 ACCT 152 3
CSE 109 4 SCM 186 3
MATH 205 3 CSE 202 3
MATH 2312 3 CSE 261 3
Science elective 4 CSE 271 (serves as CSB professional elective) 3
  CSE 3413 3
  17   18
Third Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
CSE 216 3 CSB 311 3
CSE 303 3 CSB 312 3
CSE 340 3 CSE 318 (serves as CSE elective from list) 3
ECO 146 3 CSE 342 (serves as CSB professional elective) 4
FIN 125 3 LAW 201 3
MKT 111 3  
  18   16
Fourth Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
CSE 252 3 CSE 302 (or Independent Study (serves as CSB professional elective)) 3
CSB 313 3 MGT 301 3
CSE 262 3 SS elective 3
HU elective 4 HU elective1 2
Science elective 4 Free elective4 1
  Plus 2 other computer science courses5 6
  17   18
Total Credits: 139

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND BUSINESS - SAMPLE D

 

Designed for students entering CSB after first-year in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.  Ideally, students will take ECO 001 in freshman year.  Students interested in Prague after sophomore year need CSB 311 in spring of sophomore year as an overload, or should wait until after junior year.

First Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
ENGL 001 3 ENGL 002 3
MATH 021 4 MATH 022 4
ENGR 005 2 ENGR 010 (or in fall term) 2
ENGR 010 (or in spring term) 2 Select one of the following 4-5
Select one of the following 4-5 CHM 030 4
CHM 030 4 PHY 011
  & PHY 012
5
PHY 011
  & PHY 012
5 CSB Required Courses 2
  CSE 002 2
  CBE Excel Competency Exam 0
  24-25   26-27
Second Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
ACCT 151 3 ACCT 152 3
CSE 017 3 MATH 231 or ECO 045 3
ECO 001 4 CSE 261 3
ECO 029 3 CSE 109 4
Science Elective (must be PHY or CHM) 4 CSE 241 or 341 3
  17   16
Third Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
CSE 216 3 CSB 311 3
CSE 262 3 CSB 312 3
ECO 146 3 CSE 202 3
FIN 125 3 CSE elective (See Computer Science & Business Electives below) 3
MATH 205 3 LAW 201 3
MKT 111 3 SCM 186 3
  18   18
Fourth Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
CSB 313 3 CSB professional elective 3
CSE 303 3 CSB professional elective 3
CSE 340 3 MGT 301 3
CSE 252 3 SS elective 3
CSB professional elective 3 HU elective1 2
HU elective 4 Free elective 5
  19   19
Total Credits: 157-159

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND BUSINESS - SAMPLE E

 

Designed for students entering CSB after first-year in the College of Business and Economics, assuming a typical first-year set of courses. This sample is not compatible with the Lehigh  in Prague Program until after junior year.

First Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
BUS 001 3 ECO 029 3
ECO 001 4 ENGL 002 3
ENGL 001 3 BUS 005 1
MATH 081 4 ECO 045 3
Elective 1-3 HU or SS elective 4
CBE Excel Competency Exam 0  
  15-17   14
Second Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
ACCT 151 3 ACCT 152 3
CSE 001 2 CSE 017 3
CSE 002 2 MATH 205 3
MATH 0226 4 CSE 261 3
MKT 111 3 SCM 186 3
Science elective 4 ECO 146 3
  18   18
Third Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
CSE 109 4 CSB 311 3
CSE 262 3 CSB 312 3
FIN 125 3 CSE 202 3
HU or SS elective (depending on what was taken during first year) 4 CSE 241 or 341 3
Science elective 4 CSB professional elective 3
  LAW 201 3
  18   18
Fourth Year
First Semester Credits Second Semester Credits
CSB 313 3 MGT 301 3
CSE 216 3 CSE 252 3
CSE 303 3 CSE elective (See Computer Science & Business Electives below) 3
CSE 340 3 CSB professional elective 6
Science elective 4 HU elective1 2
  16   17
Total Credits: 134-136
1

Note that most HU courses are 4 credits and the credits beyond the total of 6 needed contribute towards satisfying the free elective.

2

The ECO 045 alternative is not recommended for students targeting CS graduate study.

3

CSE 341 is a better choice for students targeting CS graduate study than CSE 241.

4

Free elective, but this covered by any HU credits beyond the 2 listed above.

5

400-level CSE courses not needed for an undergraduate program can be applied to a Lehigh graduate program via petition.

6

CSB requires MATH 021 rather than MATH 081.  However, if you earned at least a B in MATH 081 you may (if you wish) request permission from the Math Department to go directly into MATH 022. If the Math Department grants that permission, and you complete MATH 022 with at least a C-, the CSB program will accept your MATH 081 course in place of MATH 021. The sample sequence assumes you get permission to go directly to MATH 022. Without that permission, unless you have AP credits, you will need to overload at least one semester or get course credits during the summer.