College of Science

Rules for the "69x" Courses

This is the current policy of the Computer Science Department regarding the courses 691, 695, 696, and 699.

Each course has a set of entry requirements which must be fulfilled at the time you begin the class. If you enroll in a course but are lacking a requirement, the department will drop you from the course.

CS 691 (Directed Study)

REQUIREMENTS:

You must have achieved unconditional status and have discussed with your advisor regarding a potential research project to do for your project or thesis. Your advisor must submit a request to open a 691 section.

PROCEDURE:

We offer multiple sections of 691 for each faculty advisor, each with its own Course Request Number (CRN). These numbers change each quarter. You can find appropriate CRNs from Bronco Direct after your 691 application is approved.

CS 691 should be taken each quarter until the project or thesis proposal is completed. It may be taken as many times as necessary, but a total of one unit of credit will be awarded for the project option and three units of credit will be awarded for the thesis option.

CS 695 (Master's Degree Project)

REQUIREMENTS:

You must have been Advanced to Candidacy

You must have a final letter grade (not SP nor RP) in 1 unit of CS 691.

Your advisor must submit a request to open a 695 section.

PROCEDURE:

We offer multiple sections of 695 for each faculty advisor, each with its own Course Request Number (CRN). These numbers change each quarter. You can find appropriate CRNs from Bronco Direct after your 695 application is approved.

CS 695 should be taken each quarter until the project is completed and defended. It may be taken as many times as necessary, but a total of only two units of credit will be awarded.

CS 696 (Master's Degree Thesis)

REQUIREMENTS:

You must have been Advanced to Candidacy

You must have a final letter grade (not SP nor RP) in 3 units of CS 691.

You must have filed a thesis proposal with the Graduate Coordinator. The proposal must conform to the department's format for thesis proposals, and it must be signed by three members of the faculty. Your advisor must submit a request to open a 696 section.

PROCEDURE:

We offer multiple sections of 696 for each faculty advisor, each with its own Course Request Number (CRN). These numbers change each quarter. You can find appropriate CRNs from Bronco Direct after your 696 application is approved.

CS 696 should be taken each quarter until the thesis is completed and defended. It may be taken as many times as necessary, but a total of only four units of credit will be awarded.

CS 699 (Master's Degree Continuation)

REQUIREMENTS:

You must have completed four units of CS 696. An SP or RP grade is acceptable. Your advisor must submit a request to open a 699 section.

PROCEDURE:

We offer one section of 699 for each faculty advisor, and its Course Request Number (CRN) changes each quarter. You can find the appropriate CRN from Bronco Direct after your 699 application is approved.