Mar 23, 2023  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science (AS)

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Associate of Science Degree
Code: 246
Transfer Program

Purpose: The associate of science curriculum in computer science is designed for those who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in computer science. The curriculum emphasizes the study of the science of computing and the use of computing in a scientific setting.

Program Requirements: This curriculum emphasizes computer science and the underlying mathematical principals. The curriculum also includes electives in humanities and social sciences to broaden the viewpoints of students. Students can select the appropriate course for their pre-professional program as required in the first two years of the prospective four-year college or university degree. Students should become familiar with the requirements of the major department at the contemplated transfer institutions. When students have a choice of courses, they should base their choice on the requirements of the transfer institutions. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student. Students who complete the program and fulfill all other graduation requirements will be awarded the associate of science degree in computer science.

Graduation Requirement: Students must take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC). Although a course fulfills a requirement for a PVCC program, it is possible the course will not fulfill a requirement at a four-year institution. Students who plan to transfer need to be aware of the four-year institution’s

Total minimum credits: 62

A list of courses that fulfills the requirements for History, Humanities, Mathematics, Science w/Laboratory and Social Science Electives can be found on the Transfer Course Electives  page.

To meet the humanities elective requirement for this program, no more than one introductory foreign language course (101 or 102 level) may be used.

Students intending to transfer to JMU, CNU, Longwood, Radford or UMW must choose from BIO 101  & BIO 102 CHM 111  & CHM 112 PHY 201  & PHY 202 PHY 241 PHY 242 , or GOL 105  & GOL 106 . Students intending to transfer to GMU must take PHY 241  & PHY 242  

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