MIT Courses

Common MIT CS Courses

Courses both at MIT and here at Wellesley often change contents, number, or description. This page is provided to help you choose your courses, but please be aware that credit is not automatic and this list is not exhaustive. If you plan to take any of these courses, please see the Department Chair (contact info at left or below) in advance for credit approval.

MIT Courses with no Equivalent Course at Wellesley


  • 6.071J "Electronics, Signals, and Measurement" - lab experience, no CS credit
  • 6.002 "Circuits and Electronics" - lab experience, no CS credit

Programming and Software Systems

  • 6.01 "Introduction to EECS I" - 200 level CS credit
  • 6.031 "Software Construction" - 200 level CS credit
  • 16.35 "Real-Time Systems and Software" - 200 level CS credit
  • 6.033 "Computer System Engineering" - 300 level CS credit

Mathematical Programming

  • 18.330 "Introduction to Numerical Analysis" - 200 level CS credit
  • 18.433 "Combinatorial Optimization" - 200 level CS credit
  • 6.251J "Introduction to Mathematical Programming" - 300 level CS credit

MIT Courses with an Equivalent Course at Wellesley

Introductory Programming

  • 6.0001 "Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python"
  • 6.0002 "Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science"
  • (6.0001 + 6.0002) together can replace CS 111

Core Courses

  • 6.042J "Mathematics for Computer Science" can replace MATH 225
  • 6.006 "Introduction to Algorithms" can replace CS 231
  • 6.045J=18.400J "Automata, Computability, and Complexity" can replace CS 235
  • 6.004 "Computation Structures" can replace CS 240 but without the Lab credit
  • There is no MIT equivalent to CS 251