With certain exceptions, CS students may take any 3 or 4-credit course from any academic department within the University as a general elective.
The first exception is that at least one general elective must be in a non-technical area, that is, not in computer science, the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and similar disciplines. It is safe to choose a course in the humanities or social sciences that does not have a computation or other technical focus.
For all general electives, CS students must avoid:
The determination of the acceptability of any proposed general elective course will be made by the CS department undergraduate coordinator.
Examples of courses that may NOT be used as general electives are:
You may take courses that do not qualify as general electives. Such courses will appear on your transcript and are part of your overall GPA, but they will not count for credits toward your BS degree in Computer Science.
Students who took courses in the above categories before they came to UMass Lowell are usually allowed to use them as general electives.