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College Catalog 2018-2019

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Associate of Science Degree
Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, WO
 
 
CIP Code: 11.0101
 

Purpose:  The curriculum is designed primarily for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the baccalaureate degree in computer science. The curriculum emphasizes the study of the science of computing and the use of computing in a scientific setting.

Transfer Information:  Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Recommended Preparation:  Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English and 4 units of college preparatory mathematics.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science 4
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2,3MTH 167 Precalculus with Trigonometry 5
SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 101 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
CSC 201 Computer Science I 4
4ENG 125 Intro. to Literature or 3
  ENG  112  College Composition II  
5___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MTH 263 Calculus I 4
Total   14
3rd Semester
CSC 202 Computer Science II 4
MTH 264 Calculus II 4
6___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
7___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   15
4th Semester
8CSC 205 Computer Organization 3
5___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
6___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
7___ Social Science Elective 3
7___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
Total credits for the Computer Science A.S.=61

1 Students with prior programming experience or Advanced Placement credit should talk to a Computer Science academic advisor to determine the appropriate first course to take in the NOVA Computer Science course sequence. The credits not earned by bypassing the required course(s) must be replaced by taking advanced mathematics courses (MTH 266, MTH 288, or MTH 265), or CSC 206, or EGR 265 in order to fulfill the minimum credit-hour requirements for the degree.

2 Students may substitute MTH 167 (5 credits) with MTH 161 (3 credits) and MTH 162 (3 credits).

3 Students placed into MTH 263 or MTH 264, should begin with that course. Students will not need to take the lower level mathematics classes if they place into a higher class. The credits not earned by passing the required course(s) must be replaced by taking advanced mathematics (MTH 265, MTH 266, or MTH 288), advanced computer science courses (CSC 206), or other computer science related courses (EGR 265) in order to fulfill the minimum credit-hour requirements for the degree.

4 ENG 125 is a preferred course if transferring to George Mason University. Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor to select the appropriate course.

5 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

6 See biology, chemistry (excluding CHM 101–102), ENV 121–122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

7 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. All electives should be selected in conjunction with an advisor and after examining the requirements at the transfer institution.

8 May substitute with EGR 265 if planning to transfer to George Mason University. Please consult an academic advisor to select the appropriate course.

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