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Get the knowledge and expertise you need to shine with our associate of science degree in computer science. You will gain hands-on experience and learn both entry-level and advanced computer skills that will open doors of endless opportunities for you.

Learn a broad college curriculum that prepares you for work in a wide variety of computer professions, such as systems analyst, computer programmer, computer engineer and computer scientist. We will provide you the opportunity to learn a sound foundation in communications, problem-solving and other core competencies to become a well-rounded computing professional in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Come earn your Computer Science Field of Study degree with us. It is guaranteed to transfer to a computer science bachelor’s degree program at any public college or university in Texas.

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AS
Field of Study
Yes
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Field of Study Courses 16 Credits
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I  
MATH 2413 Calculus I (also counts as TJC core class)  
COSC 2325 Computer Organization  
MATH 2414 Calculus II  
PHYS 2425 University Physics I (also counts as TJC core class)  
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II  
PHYS 2426 University Physics II (also counts as TJC core class)  
COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III  
TJC Core Curriculum 44 Credits
In addition to the Major Courses, the student is required to take 44 credit hours from the TJC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the major course requirement. Major Courses: 16
TJC Core Curriculum: 44
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4
HIST 1301 United States History I 3
Second Semester Credit Hours
COSC 2325 Computer Organization 3
MATH 2414 Calculus II 4
PHYS 2425 University Physics I 4
HIST 1302 United States History II OR
HIST 2301
3
Third Semester Credit Hours
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
PHYS 2426 University Physics II 4
XXXX x3xx Social and Behavioral Sciences Core 3
MATH 2305 Discrete Mathematics 3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours
COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III 4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
XXXX x3xx Lang., Philosophy and Culture Core 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
SPCH 1321
3
xxxx x2xx Elective** OR
x1xx and x1xx
2
Total Semester Hours 60

**ARTS 1301, DANC 2303, DRAM 1310, MUSI 1306 or MUSI 1310 is recommended in order to complete the TJC core curriculum as well as the Field of Study curriculum.
Notes:
COSC 1336 and 1337 are preparatory and sequential in nature; however, not all courses are required for the computer science major at all universities, but may apply to general degree requirements.
COSC 1336 is not part of the computer science major requirements at The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Dallas, and Texas A&M University.
COSC 1337 is not a part of the computer science requirements at The University of Texas at Austin. Preparatory courses such as COSC 1336 and 1337 will assist students needing additional background but do not apply toward the computer science major requirements.
COSC 2325 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 the general major requirements.
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.