Computer Science Pathway

The Associate of Science

Contact Information
Stacey Hendren
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50257

Program and Career Description

Some careers in the Computer Science field require a bachelor’s degree. Computer programmers may work in a variety of settings including offices and manufacturing firms. The Associate of Science in Computer Science  is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of the bachelor’s degree in a community college setting. Students will gain critical thinking and analytical skills needed to succeed at a university. Because class sizes are small, students work closely with experienced faculty and have access to state-of-the-art computer labs.

Program Requirements

(The Associate of Science: Computer Science requires 63-64 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.)

Communication Requirement
ENGL 1010   English Composition I
ENGL 1020   English Composition II
COMM 2025   Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses
(One course must be a literature course)

ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Introduction to Art
COMM 1851 Introduction to Film
ENGL 2055 African-American Literature
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Sciences Courses
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2025 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses 
HIST 2310 Early World History
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Natural Sciences Requirement     
(Choose one 8-hour sequence)
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PHYS 2110 Calculus Based Physics I*
PHYS 2120 Calculus Based Physics II*

Mathematics Requirement
MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements
MATH 1920 Calculus II
MATH 2010 Linear Algebra
CISP 1010 Computer Science I
CISP 1020 Computer Science II
CISP 2410 Assembly and Computer Organization
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation

* Students planning to transfer to UT Knoxville must complete PHYS 2110 and 2120