This program will prepare students for transfer to a four-year college to obtain a bachelor of science degree in computer science.
The curriculum follows the model provided by the Association of Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Computer Society in order to assure maximum transferability. Upon graduation, students can expect to transfer to a four-year college with junior status.
Effective problem solving is central to good programming; this curriculum provides the necessary foundation. The software development process (composing and coordinating components of a program) requires that students construct algorithms for problem solving with appropriate documentation. This curriculum has been designed to address these needs in preparing the student for a future in computer science.
The department recommends the following minimal criteria for prospective students in the Computer Science A.S. program:
(1) High school diploma or equivalent
(2) Cumulative high school grade point average of C or above
(3) Ranked in top half of high school graduating class, and
(4) No developmental studies requirement.
- CSIT165 Programming I (4 cr)
- CSIT166 Programming II (4 cr)
- CSIT176 Computer Organization & Architecture (3 cr)
- CSIT265 Data Structures and Analysis (4 cr)
- ENGL151 English I (3 cr)
- ENGL152 English II (3 cr)
- MATH265 Calculus I (4 cr)
- MATH266 Calculus II (4 cr)
- MATH267 Calculus III (4 cr)
- MATH270 Discrete Mathematics (3 cr)
- PHYS281 General Physics I (4 cr)
- PHYS282 General Physics II (4 cr)
- Social Science General Education (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Social Science courses (course type: GSOC).
- Humanities Gen Ed Electives (6 credits): Courses satisfying this requirement must be taken from the list of Approved General Education Humanities courses (course type: GHUM).
- OCC Requirement (3 credits): Any course from the list of Approved General Education courses. OR ACAD-155 OR Any HEHP course(s)
- Computer Science Elective (CSIT-126 or higher): 3 credits
- Electives (to meet required 64 credits): 2 credits Developmental courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. NOTE: Kean Ocean students need COMM 154 as general electives.