Computer Science

  • Overview

Provides a base of computer science, mathematics, sciences, and liberal arts courses to prepare a student for transfer to a Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science. This program meets the requirements of the Computer Science Block approved by the Board of Higher Education.

  • Curriculum documents

    To plan degree completion, see the course descriptions in the academic catalog which specify the planned semester(s) in which required classes are to be scheduled.

  • This is just one way you might complete the Computer Science program in 4 semesters over 2 years of full-time study, or 8 semesters over 4 years of part-time study. (Sample course sequences assume that all pre-requisites have been satisfied and the student is prepared for college-level work.) For a detailed list of required courses, optional electives and program information, download the Computer Science program description from our official academic catalog.

    Course descriptions are also available in the catalog. Find courses

    Sample 2 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

    ENG Comp. I
    MAT 201
    PHY 111
    CIS 150
    Beh/Social Science elective

    ENG Comp. II
    MAT 202
    PHY 112
    CIS 251

    MAT 205
    CIS 254
    Program elective (MAT 203)
    CIS 252

    Beh/Social Science elective
    Humanities elective
    CIS 201
    Humanities elective

    Sample 4 Year Sequence of Courses
    Fall 1Spring 1Fall 2Spring 2

    ENG Comp. I
    CIS 150

    ENG Comp. II
    Beh/Social Science elective
    CIS 251

    MAT 201
    PHY 111

    MAT 202
    PHY 112

    Fall 3Spring 3Fall 4Spring 4

    CIS 254
    MAT 205

    CIS 201
    Humanities elective

    CIS 252
    Program elective (MAT 203)

    Humanities elective
    Beh/Social Science elective

Student learning outcomes

Students completing a course of study in this program will be able to:
  • Appreciate diverse cultural and individual perspectives
    Demonstrate awareness and responsiveness to stakeholder needs in a variety of local, national, and international business contexts.
  • Solve problems collaboratively
    When working in teams or groups to solve business or information technology challenges, demonstrate strong self-management techniques and workplace-related values such as a strong work ethic, ability to build good working relationships, ability to succeed in culturally diverse environments, strong communication skills, continuous self-improvement, and competence in one’s position.
  • Reason and act ethically
    Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the principles and standards that determine acceptable conduct in business.
  • Demonstrate civic knowledge and engagement
    Demonstrate and exercise the ability to make wise decisions related to personal financial affairs, the successful operation of organizations, and the economic activities of the region, country, and globe.
  • Communicate in various modes and media
    Demonstrate ability to determine diverse, business audience perspectives and needs, gather relevant information, analyze information and formulate message, select appropriate communication medium for context, compose and deliver effective message for audience, and utilize feedback to improve communication effectiveness.
  • Use quantitative concepts and processes
    Identify, gather, and analyze relevant quantitative information for context, depict relevant insights from quantitative information for audiences, and use insights from quantitative information to make business decisions.
  • Locate, evaluate, and use various sources of information
    Identify information needs given business challenge and audience perspective, locate information sources, evaluate credibility and limitations of information based on source and methodology, use information in keeping with audience needs and limitations, and practice respect for intellectual property.
  • Explore the natural and physical world
    Demonstrate awareness of the interrelatedness of one country’s political policies and economic practices on another; understand the global, national, and local business environments–that is, the interconnected-ness of cultural, political, legal, economic, and ethical systems; explore basic concepts underlying international and national finance, management, marketing, and trade relations; and demonstrate and act upon the role of small business in stimulating economic development.
  • Think creatively and critically
    Demonstrate ability to identify a relevant business challenge, gather and analyze related information, derive and support insights from information, and determine independent, creative solutions and their implications.
  • Apply, integrate, and synthesize learning
    Demonstrate ability to integrate and synthesize course and program concepts to applied learning challenge in a business or information technology context.

What’s next

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program in Computer Science.