Field of Study Degrees

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCES DEGREE WITH A FIELD OF STUDY IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

This plan is an official Field of Study Degree approved
the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


Offered at Brookhaven and Richland Colleges

Degree Code: AS.FS.COMP.SCI.12

This degree plan is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to major in Computer Science and transfer to a four-year college or university. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves the field of study in Computer Science included in this degree. This degree plan will constitute a semester credit hour transfer block to any public Texas four-year college or university with a Computer Science Major. Transferring students shall not be required to repeat courses transferred as part of the field of study curriculum. Completion of the field of study curriculum shall not prevent a receiving institution from requiring additional lower-division courses that may be necessary for specific degree programs. Because of the complexity of requirements, student must plan very carefully and work with an advisor/counselor.

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

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 credit hours including the courses listed below;
  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");
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites; and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

It is recommended that students complete the math sequence, physics sequence, and computer science sequence at the same institution to reduce the likelihood of potential gaps in the curriculum.

This degree does not include all Core course requirements.


Course Requirements for the AS Degree with a Field of Study 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)  
1MATH 2412

4

TIER 2 - CORE DOMAINS

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

3

SELF AND SOCIETY

Select ONE of the following: CB080  
ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351; BIOL 1322; BUSI 1307; COMM 1307; CRIJ 1301, 1307; ECON 1301, 2301, 2302; GEOG 1302, 1303; GOVT 2304, 2311; HIST 2321, 2322, 2327; PHED 1304; PSYC 2301, 2306, 2314, 2316; SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301, 2306, 2319; TECA 1303, 1354

Select the following: CB070  
GOVT 2305

Select ONE of the following: CB070  
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

9

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

3

SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Select EACH of the following: CB030  
4PHYS 2425
5PHYS 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 FIELD OF STUDY REQUIRED COURSES

Select EACH of the following:
6COSC 1436
7COSC 1437
8COSC 2425
9COSC 2436
2MATH 2413
3MATH 2414

24

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR THIS AS DEGREE

60

Note: State universities are required to accept only 60 hours in transfer; therefore, it is strongly suggested that students check with their receiving university regarding the acceptance of any credit hours over the 60-credit-hour maximum. Students may have to make a choice between completing the Field of Study or the degree.

Student's transcript will indicate the Field of Study has been completed upon successful completion of the following courses: COSC 1436, 1437, 2425 and 2436; 2413 and MATH 2414; PHYS 2425 and 2426; .

1 MATH 2412 has the prerequisite of MATH 1316, which has the prerequisite of MATH 1314 or equivalent.

2 MATH 2413 has the prerequisite of MATH 2412.

3 MATH 2414 has the prerequisite of MATH 2413 or equivalent. Some universities require the completion of MATH 2415 as well; MATH 2415 has the prerequisite of MATH 2414.

4 PHYS 2425 has the prerequisite of MATH 2413.

5 PHYS 2426 has the prerequisite of PHYS 2425 and MATH 2414.

6 COSC 1436 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at The University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas, and Texas A & M University.

7 COSC 1437 has the prerequisite of COSC 1436. COSC 1437 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at The University of Texas at Austin. Preparatory courses such as COSC 1436 and COSC 1437 will assist students that need additional background but do not apply toward the computer science major requirements.

8 COSC 2425 has the prerequisite of COSC 1436. COSC 2425 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at The University of Texas at Austin or Texas A & M University, but may be applied to general degree requirements.

9 COSC 2436 has the prerequisite of COSC 1437.