CS & IT Degree Requirements

The Associate of Science degree in Computer Science offers two areas of emphasis: Computer Science and Information Technology. Both emphases require the completion of 60 credits. The program is designed for high school graduates who intend to make a career in the field of Computer Science and college graduates who want to obtain a sufficient level of computer experience.

The Computer Science emphasis is intended for college students majoring in mathematics or the sciences who wish to supplement their major in order to increase their employment opportunities after graduation.

The Information Technology emphasis is intended for high school graduates who wish to make a career in information technology and for business students or individuals working with computers who want a formal education in order to advance their careers.

Courses Required for Both Concentrations

  • CS 111 Introduction to Structured Programming
  • CS 112 Data Structures
  • CS 113 Discrete Structures
  • CS 215 Computer Systems Organization with Assembler

Required Core Courses for Both Concentrations

  • EN 110 Academic Writing
  • CA 101 Effective Communication
  • Eight Liberal Arts electives/General electives

Required Courses for Computer Science Concentration

  • CS 241 Advanced Programming Concepts Using “C”
  • CS 242 Introduction to Graphics Using Java
  • One Computer Science and Information Technology elective (not CS100, CS101, CS102, CS104 or CS106)

Required Supporting Courses for Computer Science Concentration

  • MA 151 Introductory Calculus
  • MA 152 Mathematical Analysis I
  • MA 261 Linear Algebra

Required Courses for Information Technology Concentration

  • CS 232 Human Computer Interaction
  • CS 233 Visual Basic
  • One Computer Science and Information Technology elective (not CS100, CS101, CS102, CS104 or CS106)

Required Supporting Courses for Information Technology Concentration

  • MA 109 Mathematics for Decision Making
  • MA 110 Calculus for Decision Making
  • MGT 103 Business: Its Nature and Environment
    • or MGT 101 Organization Management