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Engineering Degrees


ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCES DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Offered at Richland College in conjunction with the
University of Texas at Dallas

Degree Code: AS.UTD.COMP.SCI

This is an "Articulated" degree with the University of Texas at Dallas.

Students who complete this degree with a GPA of 2.50 with no grade below that of "C" and who meet all admissions requirements at University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will be accepted into the UTD's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program. Students should follow this plan only if they wish to transfer to UTD in Computer Science. Students wishing to transfer to another university should not assume this entire plan will transfer.

In order to be eligible to receive this AS degree in Computer Science, a student must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours indicated in this degree plan;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA (2) of at least 2.00 ("C")
    [NOTE:  UTD guarantees admission with a 2.50 GPA with no grade below a “C”];
  4. Give permission to DCCCD and UTD to share transcript data in order to evaluate degree program progress and assist in degree completion requirements and reporting;
  5. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements and course prerequisites; and
  6. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

This degree does not include all Core course requirements. Students who plan to transfer must work closely with an advisor/counselor.

Students completing this degree must submit to UTD a completed Texas Common Application within 12 months of their anticipated enrollment at UTD.


Course Requirements for the AS Degree in Computer Science Credit Hours
TIER 1 - CORE FOUNDATIONS

CRITICAL READING AND WRITING
Select EACH of the following:
ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better required)   CB010 
HIST 1301     CB060

6

QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Select the following: CB020  
(A grade of "C" or better required)
MATH 2413

4

TIER 2 - CORE DOMAINS

QUALITATIVE REASONING, LITERACY AND RESEARCH
Select the following: CB010  
ENGL 1302

3

SELF AND SOCIETY

Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2305

Select ONE of the following: CB060  
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

6

HUMANITY, CREATIVITY AND THE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE
Select ONE of the following: CB050  
ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304; DANC 2303; DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366; HUMA 1311, 1315; MUSI 1306, 1308, 1309, 1310

Select ONE of the following: CB040  
ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2342, 2343, 2351; HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319; PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2321

6

SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Select EACH of the following: CB030  
PHYS 2425
PHYS 2426

8

TIER 3 - INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONSHIP
Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2306

3

CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AS DEGREE
36
COMPUTER SCIENCE REQUIRED COURSES

Select EACH of the following:
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II
COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III
ENGR 2105 Electrical Circuits I Laboratory or 1172 Introduction to Experimental Techniques
MATH 2305 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 2414 Calculus II
MATH 2418 Linear Algebra

Students must take one course from each of the following course pairs (but not both) to receive credit: COSC 1415 or 1436; ENGR 2105 or 1172; ENGR 2106 or 2110; ENGR 2306 or 2310. Only one course from the pair will be accepted for transfer credit at UTD.

24
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS AS DEGREE
60

Additional Course to be Accepted
Into the UTD Computer Science Program

Select the following:
ENGR 1201 Introduction to Engineering

Students must take both ENGR 1201 and 1172 or 2105 to receive credit for the UTD ECS 1200 and CE 1202. In addition, student will be required to make up one additional credit hour in major upper level courses.

2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS TRANSFERABLE TO UTD FOR THIS PROGRAM 62

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