Computer Science

Division of STEM

Associate Dean: Bradley Cole

Department Chair: Joe DeLeone

Students in the Computer Science program are educated in the design and implementation of system software. The program provides the first two years of a baccalaureate computer science degree with transfer options that include scientific programming, systems programming, systems design, computer engineering, and other computer-related disciplines. Graduates of computer science programs commonly seek employment with computer manufacturers or software houses that specialize in system software.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles, and theories relating to computer science;
  • Understand and demonstrate the structure of mathematics in its relation and application to computer science;
  • Apply knowledge and skills to solve problems effectively and efficiently;
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • Understand the professional, ethical, security and social issues and responsibilities in computer science.

Program Requirements

Item #
Title
Credits
MATH 1413 or higher  +
8
Laboratory Science Electives  +
6
Social Sciences Elective  +
3
Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives  +
6
Humanities Elective  +
3
Computer Science Electives  +
6
Wellness  +
2
Sub-Total Credits
64
Total credits:
64

Course Sequencing

First Semester

Intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.

Program Elective: CSNT 1200 recommended.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
16

Third Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Humanities Elective  +
3
Laboratory Science Elective  +
3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Fourth Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Computer Science Elective  +
3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective  +
3
Laboratory Science Elective  +
3
Social Sciences Elective  +
3
Wellness  +
2
Sub-Total Credits
18

Footnotes:

1. Electives: Select to fulfill requirements of transfer college. If using PHYS for laboratory science elective, select PHYS 1010 or higher

2. Computer Science Electives: Select from CSCS, CSIT, CSNT, CSNS, or CSWT. Select to fulfill requirements of transfer college.

3. Mathematics: A transfer college will typically require Calculus II or higher levels of math for Computer Science. Select to fulfill requirements of transfer college.

* Based on placement, students might be required to take developmental and/or prerequisite classes before taking the required English and Math courses.

* Students in this program who plan to transfer to a SUNY college can meet 7 of the 10 SUNY Knowledge and Skills areas and 30 SUNY General Education credits. For more information on SUNY General Education requirements, refer to the catalog index or see an advisor.

* Since programs at transfer colleges vary greatly, it is essential that students meet early with their advisor in order to select appropriate electives.

* High school or equivalent preparation required: biology, chemistry or physics and four years of mathematics, including algebra, geometry or intermediate algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. Students who don’t have this preparation will be able to get it here, but it may take longer to complete the program.

Overview

Degree

Associate in Science

Type

Transfer