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2014 - 2015 Computer Science Field of Study

An Associate of Science with a Computer Science Field of Study requires 61 credit hours.

The Associate of Science degree with Computer Science coursework prepares students for work in a variety of related areas. In particular, students are prepared for transfer to a college or university where they can specialize in such disciplines as computer science and computer software engineering. The coursework for a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science is similar at most colleges and universities. However, the student is advised to consult an academic advisor when deciding upon which university to attend and which course of study to pursue.

Computer Science Field of Study (FOS) curriculum is a set of courses that will satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in a specific academic area at a baccalaureate institution. If a student successfully completes the Field of Study curriculum, that block of courses may be transferred to a baccalaureate institution. The FOS must be substituted for that institution’s lower division requirements within the degree program for the Field of Study into which the student transfers. The student shall receive full academic credit toward the degree program for the FOS block of courses transferred.

Within the Computer Science FOS there are courses listed which will satisfy requirements for both the AS General Education Core and the FOS. There are two tracks offered in the FOS (C++ Track and Java Track). Both tracks cover the same fundamental theory and material but use different languages.

Upon completion of the Computer Science Field of Study curriculum, a certificate will be awarded to acknowledge completion and recognize preparedness to transition from an associate level to a baccalaureate (BA/BS) level, at any Texas public institution.

 

 

Certificate – Computer Science Field of Study
30 credit hours

REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES                      12 credit hours

MATH 2413   Calculus I1
PHYS 2425   University Physics I1
PHYS 2426   University Physics II1

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES                                                           18 credit hours

COSC 1436   Programming Fundamentals I (C++) 2
COSC 2325   Computer Organization 3
MATH 2414   Calculus II 1

(Select from one of the following tracks.)

C++ Track Content Courses
COSC 1437   Programming Fundamentals II (C++) 2
COSC 2336   Programming Fundamentals III (C++) 2

Java Track Content Courses
COSC 1337   Programming Fundamentals II (Java) 2
COSC 2436   Programming Fundamentals III (Java) 2

 

To earn the AS degree, in addition to the Field of Study Certificate, complete the following General Education Core requirements:


ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS
31 credit hours

Communication                                                                              6 credit hours

Complete both of the following courses:

English            ENGL 1301 and 1302

Language, Philosophy & Culture                                                 3 credit hours

Select one of the following courses:

English            ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343

French            FREN 2303 or 2304

History            HIST 2311, 2312, 2321, 2322

Humanities      HUMA 1301

Philosophy       PHIL 1301, 1304, 2303, 2306, 2307, 2321

Social and Behavioral Sciences                                                   3 credit hours

Select one of the following courses:

Anthropology   ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351

Economics        ECON 2301, 2302

Psychology      PSYC 2301

Sociology         SOCI 1301

Government / Political Science                                                   6 credit hours

Complete both of the following courses:

Government    GOVT 2305 and 2306

American History                                                                          6 credit hours

Select two of the following courses:

History            HIST 1301, 1302, 2301

Creative Arts                                                                                 3 credit hours

Select one of the following courses:

Dance             DANC 2303

Music              MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

Theatre           DRAM 1310, 2361, 2362, 2366, 2367

Visual Arts      ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304, 1313

Component Area Option (CAO)                                                   4 credit hours

Speech                                                3 credit hours

Select one of the following courses:

Speech           SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321

Additional CAO Requirement:        1 credit hour

Select one of the following courses:

Psychology      PSYC 1100, 1300

 

1. It is recommended that students complete the math sequence, physics sequence, and computer science sequence at the same institution to reduce the likelihood of potential gaps in the curriculum.

2. COSC 1436 and COSC 1337/1437 are preparatory and sequential in nature; however, not all courses are required for the Computer Science major at all universities but may apply to general degree requirements.

     a) COSC 1436 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at The University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Dallas, and Texas A&M University.

     b) COSC 1337 and COSC 1437 are not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin. Preparatory courses such as COSC 1436 and COSC 1337/1437 will assist students who need additional background but do not apply toward the computer science major requirements.

3. COSC 2325/2425 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas, or Texas A&M University but may be applied to general degree requirements.










Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.

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