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2016-2017 College Catalog 
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science, Specialization in Computer Science (880-01), Associate of Science Degree

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Purpose: This degree is designed to prepare students to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in computer science. The curriculum emphasizes the study of science, mathematics, and the use of computing in a scientific setting. This degree provides the basic skill set required for further specialization at the university level. Depending on the university, students will have the opportunity to select a field of study including software engineering, bioinformatics, cyber security, or basic research.

Course Offerings: Courses in this program are offered at the Hampton and Historic Triangle Campuses in the daytime, evenings, and online.

Special Notes: Students will not be able to enroll in computer science classes without a “C” or better in MTH 163 /MTH 164 .

For more information, contact the Science, Engineering and Technology Division at (757) 825-8298 or

♦ Course requires pre/co-requisites.

Semester Total Credits 14

Spring I

Semester Total Credits 16

Fall II

Semester Total Credits 17

Spring II

Semester Total Credits 13/14

Total Minimum Credits 60/61

1Recommended courses to meet general education requirements are listed under General Program Information .
2In selecting transfer courses, students should consult the catalog of their intended transfer institution and major.
3The social science area must include a three credit history course.
4Two semesters of humanities may be selected from the areas of literature, religion, art, music, philosophy and religion.
5Two semester laboratory science may be selected from the following: BIO 101 -BIO 102 , BIO 141 -BIO 142 , CHM 111 -CHM 112 , CHM 241 -CHM 242 , GOL 105 -GOL 106 , GOL 111 -GOL 112 , PHY 201 -PHY 202 , PHY 241 -PHY 242  or any two of the following: BIO 150 , BIO 170 , BIO 256  or BIO 270 .
6Math/Science may be chosen from biology, chemistry, geology, physics, or math. Cannot be the lab science course used to fulfill lab science requirements.

*NOTE: CHM 101 -CHM 102  and PHY 101 -PHY 102  do not satisfy credits for this program.

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