Natural Sciences or Mathematics AS: Computer Science Option

Code: AS.NSM.COMP.SCI

The Computer Science option prepares students to transfer into the junior year of a baccalaureate program in computer science or a related area such as computer engineering or computer information systems.  It includes required and elective courses in current programming languages, discrete mathematics, data structures and algorithms, database systems, system analysis and design, and computer organization.

Computer science occupations include teaching positions at all levels, software developers, database administrators, hardware engineers, systems analysts, network architects, and information security analysts.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge and skills to create algorithmic solutions to problems.
  • Become competent in using a programming language to solve problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for the practice of the discipline.
  • Understand the components of the computer and the way that they work.
  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

CIS-165Fundamentals of Programming

3

MAT-280Calculus I

4

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

PHR-103Introduction to Logic

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

CIS-265Advanced Programming Concepts

3

CIS-271Computer Organization and Assembly Language

3

MAT-281Calculus II

4

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-Humanities Elective*†

Total Credit Hours:16

Third Semester

  Humanities Elective*†  
  Social Science Elective*‡  

CIS-277Data Structures and Algorithms

3

CIS-288Discrete Math [Computer Science]

4

PHY-280Physics I

4

Total Credit Hours:17

CHM-140 General Chemistry I and CHM-141 General Chemistry Lab I may replace PHY-280; and CHM-240 General Chemistry II and CHM-141 General Chemistry Lab II may replace PHY-290.

Fourth Semester

CIS/MAT  Computer Sci or Math Elective*** 3-4
  Social Science Elective*‡ 3
  Humanities Elective*† 3
  Free Elective‡‡ 3
PHY-290Physics II

4

Total Credit Hours:16-17

CHM-140 General Chemistry I and CHM-141 General Chemistry Lab I may replace PHY-280; and CHM-240 General Chemistry II and CHM-141 General Chemistry Lab II may replace PHY-290.

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective*

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology

  Natural Science Electives* 8
MAT-280Calculus I

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

CIS/MAT  Computer Sci. or Math Elective 3-4
CIS-165Fundamentals of Programming

3

CIS-265Advanced Programming Concepts

3

CIS-271Computer Organization and Assembly Language

3

CIS-277Data Structures and Algorithms

3

CIS-288Discrete Math [Computer Science]

4

MAT-281Calculus II

4

Free Elective‡‡

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 22-24

Program Support Requirements

  One general education course to be selected from the following fields: Arts (Art[ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); World languages and Cultures (LAN). 3
  One general education course* to be selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT). 3

Total Credit Hours: 9

Total Credit Hours: 64-66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

**CHM-140 General Chemistry I and CHM-141 General Chemistry Lab I may replace PHY-280; and CHM-240 General Chemistry II and CHM-141 General Chemistry Lab II may replace PHY-290.

***Choose one of the following: CIS-289, CIS-287, CIS-278, CIS-266, MAT-282, MAT-283, MAT-286; PHY-291.

†Recommended: PHR-203

‡Recommended: ECO-101 Macroeconomics or PSY-101 General Psychology.

‡‡One of the following is recommended: IST-123 Success 101, CIS-289, CIS-256, CIS-278, CIS-287, MAT-282, MAT-286, PHY-291.