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Computer Science Standards

Program Entrance, Progress, Retention, and Exit Standards for Majors

Every major program at the College has set standards for allowing students to remain in that program, to transfer within the College from one program to another, and to graduate from a program. The following are the minimum standards for the Computer Science program, Computer Science with Data Science Specialization, and Seven Year Medical program in Computer Science. Minimum grades are noted in parentheses.

  • Retention in the program is based on making adequate progress towards meeting the requirements of the respective major. A student who is not making adequate progress will be placed on probation after one semester, and dismissed from the major after the second consecutive semester of lack of progress. Adequate progress is demonstrated by the following performance standards in these critical content courses, and by enrolling in at least one course required for the major each semester:
  • Adequate progress in the Seven Year Medical program in Computer Science is additionally demonstrated by the following minimum performance standards, and by enrolling in at least one course required for the major each semester:
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.5;
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5 each semester;
    • B or better in each of the required science courses;
    • C or better in all other courses;
    • Taking the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no later than the spring semester of the third (and final) year at TCNJ; no minimum MCAT score is required.
  • Graduation with the Seven Year B.S./M.D. in Computer Science degree requires the following performance standards:
    • Completion of CS program requirements;
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.5;
    • Minimum in-major GPA of 3.5
    • Minimum GPA of 3.5 each semester;
    • B or better in each of the required science courses;
    • C or better in all other courses;
    • Taking the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no later than the spring semester of the third (and final) year at TCNJ; no minimum MCAT score is required.
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