Computer Science (Associate of Science)

Award: Associate of Science
Degree Code: ASCC
Number of Credits: 63

Program Description

This program option prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution for continued study in computer science. Computer scientists apply techniques to work with industry, the government and academia to solve computational challenges. Students with bachelor’s degrees in computer science continue their education in graduate school or enter the work force.

The computer literacy requirement will be met throughout the course work in the degree program.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on "Transfer Opportunities" in MyCecil under the Advising tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
ACT Activity Electives 2
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Electives 1 [H] 3
BIO 101 and
BIO 111 or
BIO 130 and
BIO 131
General Biology [S] and
General Biology Lab or
Principles of Biology I [S] and
Principles of Biology I Lab
4
CHM or
PHY or
PSC
Chemistry with Lab Elective [S/SL] or
Physics with Lab Elective [SL] or
Physical Science with Lab Elective [ SL]
4
PHY 207 General Physics I with Lab [SL] 5
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
EGL 102 Composition and Literature [ H] 3
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytical Geometry [M] 4
SOC SCI Social Science Electives 2 [SS] 6

Program Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
CSC 109 Introduction to Programming 3
CSC 205 Computer Science I 3
CSC 218 Computer Science II 4
MAT 202 Calculus II with Analytical Geometry [M] 4
MAT 236 Discrete Structures [ M] 3
MAT 240 Introduction to Linear Algebra [M] 4
PHY 208 General Physics II with Lab [SL] 5
SPH 121 or
SPH 141
Interpersonal Communications [H] or
Public Speaking [H]
3

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Course Number Course Title
Fall I (14 credits)
BIO 101 and
BIO 111 or
BIO 130 and
BIO 131
General Biology and
General Biology Lab or
Principles of Biology I and
Principles of Biology I Lab
CSC 109 Introduction to Programming
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
Spring I (15 credits)
CHM or
PHY or
PSC
Chemistry with Lab Elective or
Physics with Lab Elective or
Physical Science with Lab Elective
MAT 202 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
ACT Activity Elective
Fall II (17 credits)
CSC 205 Computer Science I
MAT 236 Discrete Structures
PHY 207 General Physics I with Lab
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Spring II (17 credits)
CSC 218 Computer Science II
MAT 240 Introduction to Linear Algebra
PHY 208 General Physics II with Lab
SPH 121 or
SPH 141
Interpersonal Communications or
Public Speaking
ACT Activity Elective

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze a problem; then identify and describe the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Create or evaluate computer-based systems or processes as a solution for desired results or outcomes.
  • Apply algorithmic principles and computer science theory in modeling problems and processes in the physical world.
  • Communicate and function effectively on teams working towards a common goal.
  • Understand legal and ethical issues associated with computing.

Career Opportunities

Animator, computer aided designer, computer programmer, database analyst, software engineer, software developer, and systems analyst.


1 Selection may not include EGL designation.
2 Courses must be from two different disciplines.