Hegis Code: 5101

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: COSC-AS

     This curriculum builds a solid theoretical and mathematical foundation needed to pursue advanced studies in computer and information sciences. The program is designed for students who intend to continue their studies at a four-year college. Students may explore such topics as programming, computer architecture, operating systems, analysis and development of data structures, algorithms, and computational methods. This is supported by relevant science, mathematics and general education courses. Electives, which should be chosen in consultation with computer science faculty advisors, provide students the opportunity to plan programs that meet their needs.

     Computer scientists work in a wide variety of special areas. Some students also use computer science as a basis for other careers, such as medicine and law.

     For entering students, minimum requirements for admission are a 75 high school average, Precalculus and two years of high school science or college equivalents. Students already enrolled in college must have completed MAT124 or equivalent with a C or higher and have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5. Students are admitted on a rolling basis, Fall and Spring. Note that students who do not meet the minimum admissions criteria may be admitted on a provisional basis.

     Note: Students planning on transferring to SUNY at Stony Brook for computer science must apply for joint admission prior to the completion of 24 college credits. Contact the Admissions Office for an application.

FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits Credits
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
  COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
CST111: Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technology 4
CST112: Introduction to Programming 4
  MAT141: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4
  Physical Education 1
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
CST141: Principles of Computing Using JAVA 4  
  ENG102: Introduction to Literature 3
  MAT142: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
* History Elective 3  
Humanities Elective 3
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 credits Credits
CST222: Computer Architecture 4
CST242: Advanced Programming and Problem Solving with Java 4  
MAT205: Discrete Mathematics 4  
Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Physical Education 1
FOURTH SEMESTER: 14 credits Credits
CST246: Data Structures 4
Humanities Elective 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4  
§ Social Science Elective 3

*To be selected from HIS101, HIS102, HIS103, HIS104, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120
Recommended: At least one humanities elective must be chosen from either the arts (visual arts, music, theater) or foreign language. Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution are advised to select a course in both areas.
Recommended: PHY130 with PHY132 and PHY230 with PHY232
§Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year institution are strongly advised to choose as their social science elective either American History (if they have already taken Western Civilization) or non-Western culture. The American History requirement can be met by HIS103 or HIS104 or POL105; the non-Western culture requirements can be met by ANT101, ANT105, ANT203, ANT205, ANT211, GEO101, GEO102, GEO103, HIS118, HIS119, HIS120 or POL107.
These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.
 NOTE: Students planning to transfer to SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY core General Education Requirements in the college catalog for information on selection of elective courses.
2) See Transfer Opportunities for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

Computer Science / Information Technology 24 credits
English 6 credits
Humanities 6 credits
Social Science 6 credits
Mathematics 12 credits
Laboratory Science 8 credits
Physical Education 2 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits