Graduation requirements consists of:
- university requirements,
- specific College of Engineering requirements, and
- CS Department requirements.
Each CS major must take and pass successfully all 120 credit hours of courses specified in the CS Curriculum.
Student must take the Rising Junior Examination. This examination is required for all baccalaureate degree seekers who entered TSU in August 1997 and after. The Rising Junior Examination is as assessment tool for general education. Students should take this test when they have completed 51 to 60 semester hours and have satisfied the general education requirements for their major so that they can be admitted to upper division studies in their majors.
Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) institutions are required to assess the outcomes of their educational programs by evaluating all graduating students with a measure of general academic knowledge and skills. At TSU this is known as Senior Exit Examination (ETS). All TSU seniors must take this test as a requirement for graduation. Foreign students whose first language is not English are exempt from this requirement.
Specific College Requirements
No student will be allowed to take any departmental courses, major courses, engineering courses, mathematics and / or science courses without having successfully completed the proper prerequisites for those courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Students earning a grade of "D" or lower in mathematics courses, science courses, departmental courses, major courses, or engineering courses must repeat that course the very next time the course (s) is offered.
Each student must complete a practicum prior to graduation. A practicum may include: an internship, cooperative education experience, research experience, assistant in an engineering/technology laboratory, or other engineering/technology practical experiences. The practicum must be approved in advance by the student's faculty advisor and it must be at least eight (8) continuous weeks in length. The Dean's office or Office of Cooperative Education (OCE) will assist students in locating a practicum.
Students may graduate with a maximum of two (2) "D" grades earned in the last two (2) semesters of the senior year. All other "D" grades earned in courses prior to the senior year must be repeated the very next semester the courses are offered until a minimum grade of "C" is earned. If a graduating senior earns more than two (2) grades of "D" during the senior year, that senior will not graduate until that senior has only two(2) grades of "D" or no grades less than "C".
The CS Department Requirements
In addition to the above requirements, it is required that each CS major take and pass all the courses that are specified in the CS curriculum. Also, it is required that each CS major select one of the concentrations areas and take and pass each of the courses of the selected concentration with a minimum grade of "C" or better.
For your use in keeping track: Graduation Requirements Checklist