Associate in Computer Science

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Associate in Computer Science

General information for all A.C.S degree seekers

The Associate in Computer Science (ACS) degree is a pre-professional curriculum designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university that offers a BS or BA degree in Computer Science. In contrast, various Associate in Applied Science degrees in Computer Science prepare students for immediate employment in more specialized, practical fields.

The required and elective Computer Science, Math, and Science courses in this degree are typical of requirements for the first two years of a four-year program that follows guidelines established by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). These ACM-style degree programs provide the theoretical foundation and programming experience that forms the basis of academic Computer Science.

Academic four-year Computer Science degrees address essential skills future software developers need for computer programming, web development, network design, and database management. Individual degree requirements vary at each four-year college or university. Students should check with the transfer school or speak to and advisor or counselor to ensure selection of the right classes for transfer credit. By design, the ACS degree electives are sufficiently flexible to accommodate a wide range of transfer options.

Degree Requirements

The Associate in Computer Science degree requires completion of the requirements for all degrees listed under Degree Graduation requirements, plus specific course requirements described below.

Associate in Computer Science

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
American Institutions: Choose one of the following:
   

HIST 120 United States History to 1865
HIST 121 United States History since 1865
POLS 136 Introduction to American National Politics

POLS 137 Introduction to State and Local Politics

3
 

If the student has not completed one course which is the equivalent to one of the above courses at a Missouri Institution of higher education, the student must satisfy the Missouri Constitution requirement by completing POLS 153.

 
Communications:
    ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I 3
    ENGL 102 Composition and Reading II ~or~
ENGL 215 Technical Writing
3
 
    COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech 3
 
Humanities: (Choose one of the following)
    ENGL 218 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 220 British Literature to 1750
ENGL 221 British Literature 1750 to Present
ENGL 222 American Literature to 1860
ENGL 223 American Literature 1860 to Present
ENGL 268 Women's Literature
PHIL 110 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 200 Logic
3
  PHIL 203 Ethics  
     
Humanities Appreciation:
  Consult listing here. 3

Western Civilization (Choose one of the following)

          HIST 133 Foundations of Western Civilization

          HIST 134 Modern Western Civilization

 
Sciences: (one course with lab)
   

BIOL 101 General Biology
BIOL 104 General Botany
BIOL 106 General Zoology
BIOL 110 Human Anatomy
CHEM 111 General College Chemistry I
PHYS 130 General Physics I
PHYS 220 Engineering Physics I

5
Social Sciences: (Choose one of the following)
    ANTH 100 General Anthropology
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology
ECON 210 Macroeconomics
ECON 211 Microeconomics
PSYC 140 General Psychology
SOCI 160 Sociology
3
Total General Education Courses  29 
Program Requirements
    CSIS 123 Programming Fundamentals 3
    CSIS 223 Object-Oriented Programming ~or~
CSIS 222 Object-Oriented Programming with Java
3
    MATH 180 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
Program Requirements: Choose from these courses with at least 6 hours having a CSIS designator.  Consult with an advisor to determine the best options for transfer:

 

CSIS 152 Linux Operating System
CSIS 221 Introduction to Computer Architecture
CSIS 228 Advanced Web Development
CSIS 250 Assembly Language Programming
CSIS 265 .NET Web Programming with C#
CSIS 271 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
CSIS/MATH 141 Discrete Structures for Comp-Sci I
CSIS/MATH 241 Discrete Structures for Comp-Sci II
MATH 115 Statistics
MATH 150 Pre-Calculus
MATH 190 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
BIOL 101 General Biology
BIOL 104 General Botany
BIOL 106 General Zoology
BIOL 110 Human Anatomy
CHEM 111 General College Chemistry I
CHEM 112 General College Chemistry II
PHYS 130 General Physics I
PHYS 131 General Physics II
PHYS 220 Engineering Physics I
PHYS 221 Engineering Physics II
21
     
Total Program Credits (Computer Science, Math, Sciences) 32
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED 62
Last Modified: 9/19/11