Associate of Science Degree - Computer Science Emphasis

This is a two-year transferable program leading to an Associate of Science with an emphasis in computer science. Computer science encompasses the methodology, tools, techniques, and theory of information derivation, storage, manipulation and communication. All courses recommended will partially satisfy the bachelor of science in computer science and engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Emphasis Outcomes

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Have the ability to apply knowledge of computing and logical reasoning necessary to analyze a problem and identify, formulate and use the appropriate analytical skills to obtain a solution.
  • Have the ability to design and implement a computer program to meet desired specifications for a problem.
  • Have the ability to communicate and work effectively on a team to achieve a common goal.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English3-6
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Highly recommended for students wishing to major in Computer Science:
Visual Foundations
Survey of Art History I
Survey of Art History II
The Art of Film
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Theater
Introduction to Acting I
Cinema as Art and Communication
Theater: a Cultural Context
Humanities3
Highly Recommended:
Ancient and Medieval Cultures
The Modern World
Mathematics[3]
Required:
MATH 181Calculus I 24
Science6
Required:
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 3
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 3
Social Science3
Recommended: Choose from courses that transfer to UNR.
Additional College Requirements
Diversity3
Recommended:
Peoples and Cultures of the World
Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies
Introduction to Special Education
World History I
World History II
Introduction to Latin American History & Culture I
Aging in Modern American Society
Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies
Aging in Modern American Society
Science
PHYS 180LPhysics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I 31
Transferable Science and Lab 34
PHYS 181LPhysics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II 31
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions
Highly Recommended:
CH 203American Experiences and Constitutional Change3
Degree Requirements 4
CPE 201Digital Design3
CS 135Computer Science I3
CS 202Computer Science II 33
CS 219Computer Organization3
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering Design3
or CS 105 Introduction to Computing
MATH 182Calculus II 34
MATH 283Calculus III 34
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114 the additional 3 required units will become elective units.

2

MATH 181 Additional unit used as elective.

3

Courses must be completed with a “C” or better.

4

CS Emphasis students must also maintain at least a “C” average in the Mathematics, Science and Degree requirements courses.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Fine Arts 5 3
CS 135 Computer Science I 3
ENG 101
Composition I
or Composition I for International Students
3
ENGR 100
Introduction to Engineering Design
or Introduction to Computing
3
Science 5 4
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
CS 202 Computer Science II 3
Diversity 5 3
ENG 102
Composition II
or Composition II For International Students
3
MATH 181 Calculus I 5 4
 Semester Total13
3rd semester
CH 201
Ancient and Medieval Cultures 5
or The Modern World
3
CPE 201 Digital Design 3
MATH 182 Calculus II 4
PHYS 180
180L
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I
4
 Semester Total14
4th semester
CH 203 American Experiences and Constitutional Change 5 3
CS 219 Computer Organization 3
MATH 283 Calculus III 4
PHYS 181
181L
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II
4
Social Science 5 3
 Semester Total17
 Total Units60
5

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