Prospective students who have significant computer experience are encouraged to take the departmental waiver exam for CISC 120/MATH 120.
Students enrolling in all major courses must earn at least a letter grade of C in all Prerequisite courses. Prospective computer science, computer information systems or mathematics majors who have significant computer experience are encouraged to seek departmental approval for a waiver of CISC 120/MATH 120 (must pass the Excel component of the exam). Students enrolled in computer science and computer information systems majors may have to spend substantial time outside of class to complete their coursework. Students in these majors are required to take a programming proficiency test in CISC 231.