Computer Science (A.S.)

The Associate of Science in Computer Science is intended for students who wish to pursue careers in computer science, or as a stepping-stone to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. 

See curriculum guide.

Graduates with this degree would likely find employment as support specialists in the area of computer networking and/or computer security.

Job Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of computer support specialist is projectsd to grow 12 percent from 2014-2024, faster than the average for all occupations.  More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software."

Earnings
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for computer support specialists was $51,470 per year in 2015.

To view general education requirements for this major please visit catalog.swau.edu/Undergraduate/2017-2018.

CSIS 110, 111 Principles of Computer Programming I, II.. 6

CSIS 125 Discrete Structures I.................................. 3

CSIS 201 Information Literacy for CS Majors.............. 1

CSIS 211 Data Structures & Algorithms..................... 3

CSIS 215 Object-Oriented Programming in C++......... 3

TOTAL: 26

 

 

REQUIRED COGNATES

PHYS 121   General Physics I...................................... 4

CSIS 225 Discrete Structures II................................. 3

CSIS 245 Introduction to LAN Technology................. 4

CSIS 255 Issues & Practices in Information Security...3

COMM 115 Discussion Techniques............................... 3

TOTAL: 21

 

              

First Year

First Semester

CSIS 110—Principles of Computer Programming I ...............3

CSIS 125—Discrete Structures I.............................................3

MATH 121—Precalculus .............................................................3

UNIV 111—Wellness for Life.................................................2

ENGL 121—Freshman Composition......................................3

TOTAL: 14

Second Semester

CSIS 111—Principles of Computer Programming II .............3

CSIS 225—Discrete Structures II ..........................................3

COMM 115—Discussion Techniques .........................................3

RLGN —Religion Course.......................................................3

History/Social Science course....................................................3

KINA Activity Elective ................................................................1

TOTAL: 16

Second Year

CSIS 201—Information Literacy for CS Majors......................1

CSIS 211—Data Structures and Algorithms............................3

CSIS 245—Introduction to LAN Technology...........................4

ENGL 220—Research Writing.................................................3

PHYS 121—General Physics...................................................3

TOTAL: 15

CSIS 215—Object-Oriented Programming in C++ ...............3

CSIS 255—Issues and Practices in Information Security........3

MATH 241—Introduction to Probability and Statistics.........3

KINA —Activity Course..............................................................1

RLGN —Religion Course......................................................3

Humanities Elective............................................................3

TOTAL: 16