ASNSM in Computer Science

The Associate in Science in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASNSM) degree in Computer Science emphasizes general education and is designed to provide a basis for transfer into the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Computer Science. This 60-credit program is designed for students who desire a strong liberal arts program combined with a solid foundation in computer science and can be completed entirely online.

ASNSM in Computer Science Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 42
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Mathematics
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
B. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
C. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Introduction to the option
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Elective
II. Area of Study: Computer Science 18
A. Introductory Course (required) 3
  • Introduction to Computer Science
B. Theory (required) 9
Select three of the following:
  • Assembly Language Programming (3)
  • Data Structures (3)
  • Discrete Math (3)
  • Linear Algebra (3)
C. Computer Science Electives 6
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Simulation
  • Comparative Programming Languages
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Graphics (Required to be taught from a Computer Science department)
  • Computer Statistical Techniques
  • Problem Analysis & Solution
  • Programming Languages
  • Unix
  • Database Management
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Systems Programming
Total 60


Note 1: Courses listed in Section II C are a guide. Other courses may be appropriate. Students should check with an Advisor to determine whether alternative courses are appropriate.

Note 2: Most courses in data processing are not considered to be in the liberal arts Computer Science category. Students should check with an Advisor to determine if course can be approved as liberal arts Computer Science before registering for course.

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