Co-Major in Computer Science

This process is for current Iowa State in another major that wants to co-major in computer science. 

Application Process

Send the following materials by email to with the subject line: “Application for Co-Major in Computer Science with List your Major

  1. Unofficial Transcript (This can be downloaded from AccessPlus)
  2. Statement of Purpose (Guidance)
  3. Resume/CV
  4. Letter from a faculty/major professor from the student’s current major

We do not require that the student must have secured a co-major professor from COM S at the time of admission, but it is strongly encouraged. If the student has a co-major professor from COM S, a letter of recommendation from the co-major professor is required.

Application Deadlines and Evaluation Timeline

For the transfer to begin in a Fall semester, a completed application must be submitted no later than March 1. Decisions will go out around than April 1

For the transfer to begin in s Spring semester, a completed application must be submitted no later than October 1.Decisions will go out around November 1

If Approved for Admission

If the student is notified that his/her application is accepted for admission, they will add the co-major information on their already submitted POS(C). If you have not yet submitted a POS(C), Nicole Lewis will work with you to submit the Co-Major Form Before Committee form.

International students on a visa should contact ISSO about any additional visa paperwork that may need to be filed if you require more time to complete your degree.

Contact Information

Schedule a videoconference with Nicole Lewis. Click here for instructions.

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