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Computer Science Curriculum

This program is recommended for transfer students planning to earn a baccalaureate degree with a major in computer science. Students should be at Math Placement Level 4 or higher.

The Associate in Science (A.S.) is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Students who successfully complete the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Computer Science (CPS) will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to design, implement and execute programs in an object oriented programming language;

  • Demonstrate the implementation and/or use of data structures such as arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, binary trees and maps;

  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret computer code and programming language documentation.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

 

First Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 101

Composition I

3

BHS 103

Social Problems in Today's World

3

Math (a)

MAT 185 or MAT 221 or MAT 222

4

CPS 141

Computer Science I

 4

SPE 101

Public Speaking

3

TOTAL

 

17


Second Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

ENG 102

Composition II

3

American History (Appendix D)

3

MAT 221 OR

Calculus I (b) OR

 

MAT 222

Calculus II

4

CPS 142

Computer Science II

3

Elective (b)

 

3-4

TOTAL

 

16-17


Third Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

Science (c)

 

4

MAT 222 (a) OR

Elective

 4

CPS 231

Computer Science III/Data Structures

3

Elective (b)

 

3-4

TOTAL

 

14-15


Fourth Semester

Course No.

Descriptive Title

Credit Hours

MAT 214 OR

Discrete Mathematics OR

 

MAT 215

Linear Algebra

3

CIS 227

Computer Architecture and Organization

3

Elective (b)

 

3-4

General Education Elective (e)

3

Free Elective (d)

 

3

TOTAL

 

15-16

 

 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

62

 

a. Students must complete MAT 222 to satisfy the CPS degree requirements.

b. Elective courses: MAT 186 or MAT 223 or MAT 230 or second semester of science sequence recommended. Many four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence in physics or chemistry. Courses applicable in this program are (a) Specific courses listed above; (b) courses applicable in designated programs.

c. Physics or Chemistry or Biology recommended. Many four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence in physics or chemistry. Applicable four-credit courses are in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical sciences, physics. Students should select a course from General Education Appendix B.

d. See a full discussion of the free elective requirement. The subject area for Computer Science includes all courses labeled CPS.

e. General Education Elective: Courses applicable to this program are listed in the General Education Appendices E, F, and I. See list of the General Education Appendices.