University of Washington Bothell

Course Information

Courses taught by the CSS Division include those with the following course prefixes:



Visit the admissions page for more information on these prerequisites.

  • English Composition
  • Advanced English Composition
  • Introduction to Programming I
  • Introduction to Programming II
  • Calculus I


Core requirements

The core courses required for the Applied Computing degree focus on the skills needed for a technical business environment.


Elective and second discipline coursework 

When considering options for their elective and secondary discipline courses, Applied Computing students should reflect on the type of work that they are interested in pursuing after graduation.

  • General Education Electives: Can overlap with other degree requirements
    • 15 credits of Visual Literary and Performing Arts (VLPA)
    • 15 credits of Individuals and Societies (I&S)
    • 3 credits of Diversity (DIV)
  • CSS Electives (25 credits)
    • 10 credits at 400-level
    • 5 credits at 300-level or higher
    • 10 credits at 200-level or higher
    • Maximum of 15 total credits of CSS 397/495/498/499 or B IMD 495
    • Maximum of 10 total credits of CSS 290/390/490 (Special Topics)
  • Second Discipline Courses (25 credits or more)
    • 15 credits at 300-level or higher
    • 10 credits at 100-level or higher
    • Additional credits as needed if completing a minor or second major
  • Upper Level General Electives (10 credits)
    • 10 credits at 300-level or higher in any subject area

Work with an academic advisor to ensure proper planning for your core and elective coursework and timely graduation.