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Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, AS


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No. of Credits: 62
Contact: J. Fehr, Interim Chair, Business and Technology Division; J. Burgin, Program Coordinator

This program provides a solid theoretical and mathematics foundation for those students planning to transfer to four-year institutions to earn bachelor’s degrees in computer science. Students develop analytical and problem-solving skills as applied to technical systems and gain experience in programming and the development of data structures. Graduates who complete the bachelor’s degree will be prepared for careers in computer science/computer engineering in government, business and industry or for advanced study. Students are advised to consult an advisor regarding their transfer plans during their first semester at CSM. Those students intending to transfer to St. Mary’s College of Maryland are encouraged to apply for dual admission to that institution.

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 46.

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Career Opportunities:

software engineer, computer systems engineer, systems programmer, systems analyst, computer scientist

Transfer Options:

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to UMUC and complete their Bachelor of Science in Computer Science through courses offered in Southern Maryland and online.

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to St. Mary’s College of Maryland and complete their Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science.

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with Notre Dame of Maryland University. Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits and complete their Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science.

This program of study is part of an articulated partnership with Morgan State University. Students successfully meeting the requirements of this associate’s program can transfer the necessary credits to Morgan State University and complete their Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will

  1. Analyze and solve problems in discrete mathematics and integral calculus
  2. Analyze and solve complex computer problems
  3. Design and develop computer programs using industry standard programming languages.   
  4. Implement advanced computer algorithms and data structures in developing computer programs
  5. Demonstrate understanding of computer architecture and design

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Arts/humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing except subject ENG

Biological/physical sciences (4 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing (lecture and lab)

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • See Gen Ed  Listing ***
    • second Social/behavioral science course must be from a different discipline

Elective (3 credits)


Acceptable:

  • Take 3 credits from Gen Ed  Courses listing or 3 credits from MTH 1100  or higher.

Biological/physical sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite

** Program option

*** special criteria for required general education courses

**** Pending MHEC approval

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