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 preprofessional program that prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university. It should not be confused with the Associate in Applied Science degree in Computer Science and Information Systems that prepares students for immediate employment.

Because computer science requirements vary at each four-year college or university, students should check with the school they plan to transfer to or speak with an advisor or counselor to make sure they're taking the right classes.

There are two areas of concentration for the Associate in Computer Science degree.

  • 1. Computer Science
  • 2. Computer Information Systems

Degree Requirements

In order to receive the degree of Associate in Computer Science, the student must complete the requirements for all degrees listed under Degree Graduation Requirements and the course requirements listed below.

Associate in Computer Science

COLL 100 First Year Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
American Institutions: (2 courses, one must be HIST)
    HIST 120, 121, POLS 135, 136, 137 6
Communications:
    ENGL 101 3
    ENGL 102 3
    SPDR 100 or SPDR 102 3
Humanities: (2 courses, 2 areas of study, 1 course must be Lit. or Phil.)
    Art History 3
    Foreign Language 101 or higher or SIGN 101 or 102  
    HUMN 133, 134 3
    Literature 3
    MSCM 112 3
    MUSI 108, 116 or 160 3
    PHIL 3
    SPDR 103, 104, 106, 112, 114, 128, 133 or 228 3
    HIST/HUMN 133 or 134 3
Natural Sciences: (one lab course)
    BIOL, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL (excluding GEOL 225), PHYS (must include lab) 5
Social Sciences: (one courses)
    ANTH 3
    ECON 3
    GEOG 105, 111, 112, 113, 114, 207 3
    HIST 3
    POLS 3
    PSYC 3
    SOCI 3
    SOSC 3
Students must complete a Writing Intensive course and either a Human Diversity course or Learning Community course as part of the degree requirements.
Special Program Requirements - Choose an Emphasis
COMPUTER SCIENCE EMPHASIS
Five of the following:
    CSIS 123 Programming Fundamentals 3
    CSIS 223 Object-Oriented Programming 3
    CSIS/MATH 141 Discrete Structures for Computer Science I 3
    CSIS 221 Introduction to Computer Architecture 3
    CSIS 233 Web-Centric Programming 3
    CSIS/MATH 241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science II 3
    CSIS 265 Graphical User Interface Programming 3
    CSIS 271 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis 3
15 Credit hours from the following:
    MATH 150 Precalculus 5
    MATH 180 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 5
    MATH 190 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 5
    MATH 210 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III 5
    MATH 230 Differential Equations 3
Electives:
    CSIS or General Education 3
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS EMPHASIS
    MATH 120 College Algebra 3
15 Credit hours from the following:
    CSIS 123 Programming Fundamentals 3
    CSIS 223 Object-Oriented Programming 3
    CSIS/MATH 141 Discrete Structures for Computer Science I 3
    CSIS 221 Introduction to Computer Architecture 3
    CSIS 233 Web-Centric Programming 3
    CSIS/MATH 241 Discrete Structures for Computer Science II 3
    CSIS 265 Graphical User Interface Programming 3
    CSIS 271 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis 3
Electives:
    General Education, BSAD, CSIS 15
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED 63
 
Last Modified: 9/19/11