Science – Computer Science Specialization

Minimum credits: 61-63

Length: 2 years (4 semesters) if suggested full-time course sequence is followed. Transfer opportunities: This degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year university for computer science, information technology, or computer security. Admission requirements vary by institution. Students are urged to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the college to which they intend to transfer and plan course selections with their DCC advisor. To learn more, visit www.dcc.vccs.edu/transfer

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business

Contact: 434.797.8402 or 434.797.8462

This transfer program is similar to the A.A.S. in Science in its core course sequence. Only three natural sciences are required, in addition to three computer science courses, and the specific requirement of MTH 166. Students have sufficient flexibility to select courses appropriate to the requirements of their intended transfer institution. Students should complete a DCC program comparable to the first two years of the program at the transfer institution.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Understand how the disciplines of science and math differ from other disciplines.
  2. Conduct experiments, record and interpret data.
  3. Understand the significance of math to all areas of science.
  4. Communicate appropriately within the respective disciplines of math and science.
  5. Work independently and collaboratively in the acquisition of scientific knowledge.

For more information consult the College Catalog

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Course Sequence

First Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
MTH 167 Precalculus with Trigonometry 5 0 5
CSC 205 Computer Organization 4 0 4
  Natural Lab Science 3 3 4
  Total 16 3 17
Second Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
HIS History Elective I 3 0 3
  Natural Lab Science II 3 3 4
ENG Literature I 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective I 3 0 3
  Total 15 3 16
Third Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
CSC 201 Computer Science I 4 0 4
MTH 263 Calculus I 4 0 4
  Natural Lab Science III 3 3 4
HIS History Elective II 3 0 3
  HLT/PED Elective 1 0 1
  Total 15 3 16
Fourth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
CSC 202 Computer Science II 4 0 4
MTH 264 Calculus II 4 0 4
ENG Literature II 3 0 3
  Social Science Elective II 3 0 3
  Total 14 3 14

Total Minimum Credits for the Associate of Arts and Science - Computer Science Degree: 63

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