Pre-Computer Science Emphasis

Pre-Computer Science Emphasis

A.S.

Expected Hours for A.S. Degree

60

What is Pre-Computer Science Emphasis: General Transfer Major?

The computer science pre-major is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university. The program prepares students to more advanced work to design software, solve computer programs, program languages, and discover new applications of computing technology.

What will I learn?

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  1. Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  2. Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical methodologies.
  3. Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public   importance.
  4. Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  5. Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  6. Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.

What can I do with this degree?

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science provides the training necessary for a number of jobs.  Some popular in our local service area include:


Computer Science Teacher:  May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis.


Forensic Science Technician:  Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation.


Food Science Technician: Conduct standardized tests on food, beverages, additives, or preservatives to ensure compliance with standards and regulations regarding factors such as color, texture, or nutrients.

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

MATH 1910

Calculus I

4

ENGL 1010

Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

MATH 1900

Scientific Programming

3


Fall Milestones

  • MATH 1910 requires a Math ACT score of 26 or higher. Otherwise, completion of MATH 1710 will be required.
  • Successful completion of ENGL 1010 required for progression to ENGL 1020 and ENGL 2110/2310. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

  • SPCH 1010 requires completion of all Learning Support competencies.
  • MATH 1900 is only offered in Fall semesters.
  • REGISTRATION - Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

MATH 1920

Calculus II

4

ENGL 1020

Composition II

3

PHYS 2110

Calculus based Physics I

4

MATH 2010

Linear Algebra

3


Milestones

  • MATH 1920 requires completion of MATH 1910 with a grade of C or higher AND completion of MATH 1720.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in ENGL 1020.
  • PHYS 2110 requires completion of MATH 1910. (This class is only offered in Spring semesters).
  • MATH 2010 requires completion of MATH 1910.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.

  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

MATH 2110

Calculus III

4

HIST 2010

American History I

3

PHYS 2120

Physics II

4

OSA 1630 (Elective)

Data Entry

1

ECON 2020

Macroeconomics

3


Fall Milestones

  • MATH 2110 requires completion of MATH 1920.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.

  • Students should take the history sequence required by the senior institution.  For instance, UTK and Tennessee Tech prefer World Civilizations I and II.
  • PHYS 2120 requires completion of PHYS 2110. (This class is only offered in Fall semesters.
  • OSA 1630 is techniques in touch entry of numeric data using 10-key pad.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

MATH 2120

Differential Equations

3

ECON 2010

Macroeconomics

3

MUS 1030

Music Appreciation

3

HIST 2020

American History II

3

ENGL 2110

English Literature I

3

Subtotal

60


Spring Milestones

  • MATH 2120 requires completion of MATH 2110.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on CougarNet.
  • Complete program test and exit exam in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exams by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult  a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.




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