Introduction

We were discussing in our department the pre-requisites for different courses in computer science, and I started wondering about the "normal progression" of students in our Computer Science bachellor's degree. We have a suggested 4 year curriculum, but hardly any students graduate in 4 years. I wanted to see if some visualizations could show any bottlenecks or problem areas in our program.

Methods

I obtained a database of course attempts by all computer science students, and the list of suggested courses by semester for students arriving with pre-calculus and those arriving without pre-calculus.

I prepared a jupyter notebook with the analysis and plots.

Results

See the notebook embedded below.

Notebook