2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science (A.S.)

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A.S. Degree: 60 Hours

This Associate of Science degree program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in a computer science-related degree program. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics such as algorithm design, data structures, computer programming, and structured mathematics.  Since requirements vary at each four-year college or university, students should check with their faculty advisor or the school to which they intend to transfer to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses.


Computer Science Program Requirements - 34 Credit Hours

General Education Requirements - 26 Credit Hours

CORE 42 is a statewide general education course of study intended to ensure that all graduates possess a common core of college-level skills and knowledge. CORE 42 specifies the basic competencies and knowledge areas that all students completing degrees at a Missouri public institution of higher education must complete. CORE 42 is comprised of dozens of courses distributed across five knowledge areas. These courses are designated with a Missouri Transfer (MOTR) course number, which guarantees the one-to-one transfer of these courses among all Missouri public institutions of higher education. Please refer to MDHE Core Transfer Curriculum for detailed information on CORE 42 courses.

All knowledge areas below, designated with the CORE 42 logo indicate all courses in that area have been evaluated and provided a MOTR number for transfer to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.

Mathematical Sciences - 8 Credit Hours

Written Communications - 3 Credit Hours

Oral Communications - 3 Credit Hours

Natural Sciences - 9 Credit Hours

PHY 220 is a required Natural Sciences course for the program.  Select an additional course for completion of the 8 credit hour natural sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences - 3 Credit Hours


  *If CIS 150  is a program selection, CIS 170  or CIS 171  can be taken as an elective.  If CIS 170  is a program selection, CIS 150  or CIS 151  may be taken as an elective.



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