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Associate of Arts in Computer Science

Course OverviewCourse Guide
 

The Associate of Arts in Computer Science degree will provide the foundational requirements to students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. It is designed to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements while providing flexibility in preparing students for transfer. In addition to general education and mathematics, students will receive appropriate preparation in computer programming algorithms, data structures, fundamental syntax of an object-oriented language, data types, control structures, file I/O, classes, objects, methods, and arrays. Since transfer requirements vary widely, it is important to consult with an advisor if you plan to transfer to a college or university.
 

 

Communications (6 credit hours required)

ENG 121 English Composition* 3 credits/3 contacts
COM 150 Public Speaking* OR 3 credits/3 contacts
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits/3 contacts

 

Humanities (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 234 World Mythologies * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 162 Spanish II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 163 Spanish III* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
LNG 261 Spanish IV* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
REL 231 Comparative Religion* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 232 Old Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
REL 233 New Testament* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Mathematics (8-12 credit hours):

MATH 151 College Algebra* (IF NEEDED 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 161 Calculus I & Geometry* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 201 Statistics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Natural Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes – 1 must have a lab)

BIO 101 Human Biology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 120 Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 130 Chemistry* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 Credits/6 Contacts
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 Credits/6 Contacts
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 Credits/7 Contacts
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 Credits/7 Contacts

 

Social Sciences ((choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II * 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

 

Required Courses (14 credit hours)

CIS 121 Computer Science I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
CIS 122 Computer Science II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
CIS 132 Java Programming* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
CIS 221 Data Structures* 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Elective Courses

Minimum of 3 elective credit hours as needed to reach 60 total credits
Total: 60 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite(s)

 

Scope & Sequence:

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
CIS 121 CIS 122 CIS 221 CIS 132
ENG 121 COM 150 or ENG 122 MATH 201 MTA Humanities course
MATH 151 MATH 161 MTA Humanities course MTA Natural Science course
MTA Social Science course MTA Humanities course MTA Natural Science w/ lab MTA Social Science course

 

Current/Updated: 04/08/2020

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