New Students

Department of Computer Science

If you are a prospective new student, this page contains resources that may help you plan courses while attending Millersville University in a degree program of Computer Science or Information Technology.

Why Choose Millersville

We have an entire page that outlines what makes our program great.

Academic Advisement

We take advisement seriously. When you enroll in our program, you will be assigned an academic advisor who is a full-time faculty member of the computer science department. They will assist you with schedule planning and support you as you progress through the program at Millersville.

High School Courses

We know that not all schools offer all of the same courses. But here are potential guidelines which can help promote graduation within four years.

Recommended
  • Mathematics
    • Exposure to algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions
    • Understand statistical measures such as median, mean, standard deviation
    • Math Placement Test score of MPT 151 / MPT 160 or higher
  • Science
    • High school course(s) in Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics
    • A natural science course with lab is manditory as part of graduation. CSCI students must take two while INTE students must take one.
  • Computer Programming:
    • No course necessarily recommended, but strong interest in problem solving and technology
Preferred (for accelerated Graduation, etc)
  • Mathematics
    • Understanding/mastery of algebraic, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions
    • Understand statistical measures such as median, mean, standard deviation, T-test, Z-score, null hypothesis
    • Math Placement Test score of MPT 161 or higher
    • AP Calculus AB course with a score of 3 or higher (INTE) or 4 or higher (CSCI) on the AP Exam
    • AP Calculus BC course with a score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam
  • Science
    • AP Course in Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics with a score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam
  • Computer Programming
    • A introductory programming course in Java or C++
    • AP Computer Science A course with a score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam

AP Examination Equivalencies

One of the most common questions we get are about AP Exam Equivalencies. This page contains a complete listing, but you can also consult the table below for all major, required-related, and required general education courses.

AP Exam Score Earned Courses Credits
Calculus AB 3 MATH 151 (G2) 4
4, 5 MATH 161 (G2) 4
Calculus BC 3 4
4, 5 4
MATH 211 (G2, 2L) 4
Computer Science A 3, 4, 5 CSCI 161 (G2) 4
Computer Science Principles* 3, 4, 5 CSCI 10X* 3
Statistics 3 MATH 130 (G2) 3
4, 5 MATH 235 (G2, 2L) 3
Biology 3, 4, 5 BIOL 100 (G2, L) 3
Chemistry 3, 4, 5 CHEM 111 (G2, L) 4
Physics 1 3, 4, 5 PHYS 131 (G2, L)  4
Physics 2 3, 4, 5 PHYS 132 (G2, L) 4
Physics C - E&M 3, 4, 5 PHYS 232 (G2, L, 2L) 5
Physics C - Mech 3, 4, 5 PHYS 231 (G2, L, 2L) 5
English Comp & Language 3, 4, 5 ENGL 110 (COMP) 3

* AP Computer Science Principles earns you credits towards graduation but does not apply to any course toward your major in the Department of Computer Science.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Equivalencies

Another way that new students can receive college credit without enrolling in courses are by taking CLEP examinations. A complete listing of courses which can be fulfilled via a CLEP examination is located here. A subset of exams related to the Computer Science or Information Technology majors are listed below

Exam Courses
College Composition
(General)
ENGL 110 (COMP)
ENGL 1XX (G1)
College Composition
(Modular)
ENGL 110 (COMP)
Biology BIOL 100 (G2)
No lab credit given
Chemistry CHEM 101 (G2)
Precalculus MATH 160 (G2)
Calculus MATH 161 (G2)
Microeconomics ECON 102 (G3)
Info. Systems & Computer App. CSCI 101 (G2)
No credit for INTE or CSCI majors