Computer Science (A.S.)

Computer Science (A.S.) - This program leads to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree and is designed for those who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program oriented in the design of hardware and software of computer systems. The program stresses computer, mathematics, and science courses which are appropriate for transfer to a baccalaureate program.

Students who do not qualify for MAT 122 Calculus I and CSC 120 Computer Science I must seek advisement for MAT and CSC placement and should note that more than four semesters may be required to complete the degree program.

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Computer Science
A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5101

Total Credits: 64

First Semester Credits
CSC 120 Computer Science I 4
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I(1)
General Education Elective(2) 3
HED Health Elective 3
MAT 122 Calculus I 4
Social Science Elective(3) 3
Total Semester Credits 17
Second Semester Credits
CSC 130 Computer Science II 4
ENG 102 Composition II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
General Education Elective(2) 3
MAT 123 Calculus II 4
MAT 241 Discrete Mathematical Structures 3
Total Semester Credits 17
Third Semester Credits
CSC 217 C Programming Language 3
CSC 230 Data Structures 3
CSC/MAT Elective 3
Science 1(3) 4
General Education Elective(2) 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Fourth Semester Credits
CSC 260 Computer Architecture and Organization 4
CSC/MAT Elective 3
General Education Elective(2) 3
Science 2(4) 4
Total Semester Credits 14
  1. Depending on placement
  2. General Education Electives:
    6 credits in NCC Humanities (attribute: HUM)
    6 credits in NCC Social Science (attribute: SBS)
    Across the courses, at least 6 of the 12 credits must be in SUNY GE courses and the below SUNY GE attributes must be met:

    Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (attribute: SDES) *If the HED elective in the first semester satisfies SDES then this is not required here

    Any 3 of:
    Humanities (attribute: SHUM)
    The Arts (attribute: SART)
    World Language (attribute: SWOL)
    Social Sciences (attribute: SSBS)
    US History / Civic Engagement (attribute: SUSC)
    World History (attribute: SWS)

    Students are required to satisfy both SUNY GE attributes, Critical Thinking and Reasoning  (attribute: S---) and Information Literacy (attribute: S---), by choosing appropriate classes that also satisfy their degree requirements.
  3. Choice of:
    BIO 109 General Biology I, 
    CHE 151 General Chemistry I, or
    PHY 151 Physics Science and Math I.
  4. Choice of:
    BIO 110 General Biology II, 
    CHE 152 General Chemistry II, or
    PHY 152 Physics Science and Math II

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