Science: Computer Science Specialization

Associate of Science Degree: Science Major - Computer Science Specialization

This program prepares students to transfer and pursue a four year degree in Computer Science and careers in software development, network analysis, software security, or database design.

Curriculum

Recommended sequence for courses (Course Number, Course Title, Credits)

First Semester

  • ENG 111 College Composition I, 3 cr
  • SDV Student Development 1 cr
  • MTH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 5 cr
  • Science with Laboratory 4 cr
  • CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science, 3 cr

Semester Credits: 16

Second Semester

  • ENG 112 College Composition II, 3 cr
  • MTH 174 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II, 5 cr
    or
    MTH 157 Elementary Statistics, 3 and Mathematics Elective, 2 cr
  • Science with Laboratory, 4 cr
  • CSC 201 Computer Science I, 4 cr

Semester Credits: 16

Third Semester

  • Mathematics Electives, 3 cr
  • History Elective, 3 cr
  • CSC 202 Computer Science II, 4 cr
  • Literature, 3 cr
  • HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Elective, 1 cr

Semester Credits: 14

Fourth Semester

  • CSC 205 Computer Organization, 3 cr
  • Social and Behavioral Science Elective, 3 cr
  • ITP 220 Java Programming II, 3 cr
  • History or Social and Behavioral Science Elective, 3 cr
  • Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective, 3 cr

Semester Credits: 15

Total credits required: 61

Notes

  • Minimum of eight credits required in Natural Science with Laboratory electives (biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, or physics courses). Choose from approved Natural Science/Lab electives listed under Required General Education Courses. Sequences preferred but not required.
  • Students taking 3 credit MTH 157 must also take an additional two credits in Mathematics electives. These may be chosen from the Mathematics electives listed under Required General Education Courses or Approved Elective Courses.
  • MTH 277, MTH 285, or MTH 287 may be used to meet 3 credit Math elective requirement. Requirements of senior institutions vary, and students should consult a Computer Science faculty advisor to determine appropriate mathematics elective choices.
  • Minimum of six credits required in History and Social and Behavioral Science electives, of which three credits must be History, and three credits must be a Social or Behavioral Science. Choose from approved History and Social and Behavioral Sciences electives listed under Required General Education Courses.
  • Minimum of six credits required in Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts electives with at least three credits in Literature. Choose from approved Literature/Humanities/Fine Arts electives listed under Required General Education Courses.
  • Any HLT or PED prefixed course excluding HLT 143 and 144 may be used to satisfy this requirement.