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AA: Specialized Curriculum Area

Computer Studies

Computer Studies
Associate of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 60 credits
  • Up to 45 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
TUITION
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
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Within the overall outcomes of the AA degree in General Studies, the specialized curriculum in computer studies will help you apply a selected range of fundamental computer-based skills to advance your professional and career goals.

Courses in the Computer Studies Curriculum (25 Credits)

  • (3 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.

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

  • (1 Credit, LIBS 150)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 201) or (3 Credits, CMST 301)

Communications Courses

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 111) or other writing course
  • (3 Credits, WRTG 112)
  • (3 Credits, SPCH 100) or other communication, writing, or speech course

Math Course

  • (3 Credits, MATH 105) or (3 Credits, MATH 103)
    (available overseas only); or other approved math or statistics course

Arts and Humanities Courses

  • (3 Credits, HIST 125) or other arts and humanities course
  • (3 Credits, HUMN 100) or other arts and humanities course

Behavioral and Social Science Courses

  • (3 Credits, ECON 103) or other behavioral and social science course
  • (3 Credits, 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:
    • (3 Credits, BIOL 101) and (1 Credit, BIOL 102)
    • (3 Credits, NSCI 100) and (1 Credit, NSCI 101)
    • Other paired science lecture and laboratory courses taken in the same session
  • (3 Credits, GEOL 100) or other science lecture course

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