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Computer Science @ Oxford (Emory)

heckler0077heckler0077 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited May 2011 in Emory University
I've been accepted at various universities, including Emory, and now is, obviously, crunch time. I'm considering Oxford largely because of the Scholars program (money is tight), but in compiling my college spreadsheet, I ran into a fairly vital ambiguity.

Though my main interest is neuroscience, I'd like to double-major with computer science. I see neuroscience courses in the Oxford catalog, and the website seems to indicate that I'll have access to what's necessary to pursue a neuroscience major. The catalog makes virtually no mention of computer science other than to list it in Emory BAs and BSs, however.

What's going on here? Is it not offered, or is it something that I would have to shuttle to Emory to take? If anybody knows information that could help, it would be highly appreciated, and thanks for reading!
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Replies to: Computer Science @ Oxford (Emory)

  • MallifordMalliford Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    Oxford is a two-year program that is heavy on a liberal arts core curriculum. Students are expected to complete their math, science, writing, humanities, social science, and foreign language requirements during this time. There's no "dual enrollment" between Emory and Oxford that I know of (check to make sure, but it's nearly an hour commute each way). You would move into your major courses your junior year. This may be a little stifling for students anxious to move into their major their sophomore year. I attended an accepted students event earlier this month with my S, and they did mention one intriguing possibility: If you finish up early on the requirements for an Associate's Degree (yes, that's what you get there), you can transfer to Emory main for your fourth semester. This would most likely depend on a heavy dose of AP credits (score of 4 or 5, generally) and perhaps some overloading on coursework, although it looks like the max you can pick up per semester is 4 hours, I think. But yeah, getting into a fairly specialized major early isn't the strong point of the Oxford program. My S is interested in Chemistry, Psych, and Business, so this curriculum poses no real problems for him.
  • impervious0neimpervious0ne Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    Heckler0077, Oxford College's course offerings are somewhat limited due to the fact that it is a small school. That being said, CS170 (Comp Sci I) and ANT200 (Introduction to Behavioral Biology) is offered, but you will get somewhat of a late start if you do attend Oxford because Neuroscience is a popular choice for people interested in pre-health and psychology track and you will probably not have the chance of taking the course until spring semester of your sophomore year. There is only one faculty that teach Anthropology 200 (Dr. Stutz) and sometimes NBB major from Oxford will be forced to take NBB200 at the main campus during his junior year.

    However, most freshmen use first year to complete the new GER.

    Degree Requirement for Computer Science

    Degree Requirement for Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology

    You will most likely take Comp Sci electives over your junior and senior year.

    There are some options though; Some students are allowed to take courses at the main campus provided that you have exhausted all the curricula.

    Emory/Oxford is a great school that will challenge you. But I have to admit that our computer science department isn't exactly the best.

    There is a GTECH 3+2 program if you want to pursue an engineering degree in Comp Sci.

    If you choose to take this path, you will first try to earn your NBB degree at emory (most likely 4 years instead of 3) and attend Georgia Tech for 2 years and earn the engineering degree.

    I hope this information helped! :]
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