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Computer Science, Associate of Science Degree in Science and Mathematics


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Computer Science prepares students for transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at four-year colleges and universities in a variety of programs including computer science, information processing and related fields. The program meets the guidelines of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).

The field study for this degree focuses on an introduction to the theoretical foundations of computing, algorithms and programming techniques as applied to Operating Systems, Information Technology and Data Structures. Students reinforce this theoretical knowledge base with programming in both high-level programming languages and Assembly Language programming as well as study computer architecture in great detail.

NOTE: In order to complete this program, students must have a minimum of 60 credits of which 15 or more must be in Mathematics.

Graduates are able to:

  • solve various kinds of problems using high level languages
  • apply sound programming techniques in designing program structure and logic
  • apply appropriate data structures and algorithms arising in various applied fields
  • assess the implications of work performed either as an individual or as a member of a team
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic computer architecture
  • demonstrate the mathematical proficiency required for an understanding of the concepts involved

Curriculum – A.S. Degree


First Semester


Second Semester


Third Semester


  • Mathematics 4 Credits 1
  • Science 4 Credits 3
  • Humanities 3 Credits 2
  • Mathematics or Programming Elective 3-4 Credits 4

Fourth Semester


  •  Mathematics 4 Credits 1

Total Credits 60 - 64


1 Students must complete 15 or more Mathematics credits through Calculus II  (MATH 152 ), for this program. An example for the mathematics progression could be: PreCalculus I (MATH 112 ); PreCalculus II (MATH 113 ); Calculus I (MATH 151 ); Calculus II (MATH 152 ); and Calculus III (MATH 251 ). See footnote #4 for additional course options once you have met the 15 credit Mathematics requirement.

2 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education  list.

3 Science requirements must be a two-semester sequence in one of the following: Engineering Physics I & II (PHYS 150  &
PHYS 151  *) (recommended), General Physics I & II (PHYS 101  & PHYS 102  *), General Chemistry I & II (CHEM 103  & CHEM 104  *), General Biology I & II (BIOL 101  & BIOL 102  *). *Check catalog for prerequisite courses.

4 Math or Programming electives. Select one of the following (students must have 15 or more Mathematics credits to graduate): Discrete Mathematics (MATH 255 ), Linear Algebra (MATH 256 ), or any programming elective on the Computer Science (CISY) Electives List  .

5 May be any course offered by the College not required by your program of study. If the student has accumulated less than 15 Math credits, then use this Free Elective to select another Math course such as Linear Algebra (MATH 256 ).

6 Elements of Physical Fitness (FITN 142 ) or Exercise Physiology & Body Mechanics (FITN 146 ) may be substituted. 

NOTE: Finite Math (MATH 100); Number Systems (MATH 101); Problem Solving (MATH 102); Quantitative Literacy (MATH 103C); and Statistics (MATH 110) are not accepted for this major.

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