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Computer Studies Curriculum

Required Courses

Courses in the Computer Studies Curriculum (25 Credits)

  • CMIS 102 or a programming language course
  • Computer studies–related courses (12 Credits)—Chosen from any CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, IFSM, or SDEV courses
  • Elective courses (10 Credits)—Courses that may be applicable to a BS in a computing field are recommended.

General Education Requirements

Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may require you to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. See information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and research and computing literacy).

Research and Computing Literacy Course

  • LIBS 150
  • IFSM 201 or CMST 301

Communications Courses

  • WRTG 111 or other writing course
  • WRTG 112
  • SPCH 100 or other communication, writing, or speech course

Math Course

  • MATH 105 or MATH 103 (available overseas only); or other approved math or statistics course

Arts and Humanities Courses

  • HIST 125 or other arts and humanities course
  • HUMN 100 or other arts and humanities course

Behavioral and Social Science Courses

  • ECON 103 or other behavioral and social science course
  • BEHS 103 or other behavioral and social science course

Biological and Physical Sciences Courses

  • One of the following pairs of lecture and laboratory courses in the same session:
    • BIOL 101 and BIOL 102
    • NSCI 100 and NSCI 101
    • Other paired science lecture and laboratory courses taken in the same session
  • GEOL 100 or other science lecture course

Why Study IT at UMGC?

  • Develop highly marketable skills: UMGC IT and computer science programs are designed with input from today's top employers, providing you with technical, operational, and problem-solving skills for career advancement.

  • Prepare for certification: Our curriculum can help you prepare for certification exams, including Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+).

  • Learn from scholar-practitioners: Many of our IT faculty bring professional experience at the highest levels in government and private industry.

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