Capstone Requirements

NOTE: CS has introduced a new and more effective alternative for the Capstone exit requirement.

Methods for meeting the exit requirements are now:

  1. Pass one of the following capstone courses:
  2. Do a senior thesis.
  3. Get a scaled score of 600 or better on the CS GRE. (The GRE Computer Science Test was discontinued by ETS following the April 2013 administration. Scores will continue to be reportable for five years.)

Honors in the Major

  • Students who obtain a GPA of 3.8 or higher in the major courses will receive the distinction of "Highest Honors in the Major".
  • Students who obtain a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the major courses will receive the distinction of "Honors in the Major".

Please contact Ira Pohl, pohl@soe.ucsc.edu, for more information.