Guide to the CS Major: Preparation for the Major


Carleton gives advanced placement for previous college-level work in computer science through the AP Computer Science A examination. Students who have scored a 3 or better on the AP Computer Science A Exam will receive credit for CS 111.

Courses to Take Before Majoring

You don't need to have previous computing experience to major in computer science at Carleton. However, it is best to be well underway by the end of your sophomore year. In particular, if you complete the introductory CS courses (CS 111 and 201) and the math prerequisite (Math 111) by the end of your sophomore year, you will be in good position to complete the CS major without scheduling difficulties.