An introduction to the principles and practices of writing quality code, for students with little or no prior coding experience. Students learn to apply a suite of fundamental principles and strategies for thinking clearly about problems, managing complexity, and designing creative, structured solutions. Students learn to develop the data structures and algorithms to express their solutions, to evaluate and test their designs, and to code them in a modern, high-level programming language, such as Python.


Applications of Math 11 or Foundations of Math 11 or Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11 or BMTH 044 or BMTH 048 or Math Placement Test (Precalculus MPT) or COMP 101 with a minimum B- grade

Course Notes

COMP 115 is an approved Numeracy course for Cap Core requirements. COMP 115 is an approved Science and Technology course for Cap Core requirements.

COMP 115 is an approved Quantitative/Analytical course for baccalaureate degrees. COMP 115 is an approved Science course.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).


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