Degree Plans

Computer Science, Associate of Science with a Field of Study


  • Academic Year: 2019-2020
  • Division / Department: Business Programs / Computer Information Systems & Multimedia
  • Degree Code: AS.CS.FOS
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A field of study curriculum is a group of courses approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that can be taken at the community college level and transferred as a block into a specialized bachelor's degree program at a state university.

Marketable Skills

1. Understand and apply computing terminology and concepts used in the workplace- Critical Thinking/Communication.

2. Apply fundamentals of computer programming in structured design concepts- Critical Thinking/Communication.

3. Configure, use, and troubleshoot computer operating systems and/or application software Critical Thinking.

4. Use the Internet to locate, transfer, research and publish information at a level appropriate for the academic and work environment. Critical Thinking/Communication.

5. Install and evaluate desktop and network security protocols and principles- Critical Thinking.

Semester I

PSYC 1100 Learning Framework or
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework or
PSYC 1300 Learning Framework or
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
All first-time-in-college students are required to complete a Learning Framework course. Students who are TSI exempt or must complete one section of developmental education should enroll in PSYC 1100 or EDUC 1100. All other first-time-in-college students should enroll in PSYC 1300 or EDUC 1300. See your advisor for more information.
1-3 hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I or
ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing
3 hours
COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I 2
General Notes: 1. COSC 1336/1436 and 1337/1437 are preparatory and sequential in nature; however, not all courses are required for the Computer Science major at all universities but may apply to general degree requirements. COSC 1336/1346 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas and Texas A&M University. COSC 1337/1437 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin. Preparatory courses such as COSC 1336 and COSC 1337 will assist students who need additional background but do not apply toward the Computer Science major requirements. 2. COSC 2325/2425 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M University but may be applied to general degree requirements. 3. It is recommended that students complete the math sequence, physics sequence and computer science sequence at the same institution to reduce the likelihood of potential gaps in the curriculum.
3 hours
MATH 2413 Calculus I 1
The prerequisite for MATH 2413 is MATH 2412 (Pre-Calculus Mathematics). The prerequisite for MATH 2412 is high school credit in algebra (two years), geometry, and trigonometry, or approval of division director
4 hours
HIST 1301 United States History I 3 hours
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3 hours
17-19 hours

Semester II

MATH 2414 Calculus II 4 hours
HIST 1302 United States History II 3 hours
Creative Arts elective 3 hours
COSC 1337 Programming Fundamentals II 2
General Notes: 1. COSC 1336/1436 and 1337/1437 are preparatory and sequential in nature; however, not all courses are required for the Computer Science major at all universities but may apply to general degree requirements. COSC 1336/1346 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas and Texas A&M University. COSC 1337/1437 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin. Preparatory courses such as COSC 1336 and COSC 1337 will assist students who need additional background but do not apply toward the Computer Science major requirements. 2. COSC 2325/2425 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M University but may be applied to general degree requirements. 3. It is recommended that students complete the math sequence, physics sequence and computer science sequence at the same institution to reduce the likelihood of potential gaps in the curriculum.
3 hours
13 hours

Semester III

GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3 hours
Life & Physical Science elective 4 hours
PHYS 2425 University Physics I 4 hours
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking or
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication or
SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication
3 hours
COSC 2336 Programming Fundamentals III 2
General Notes: 1. COSC 1336/1436 and 1337/1437 are preparatory and sequential in nature; however, not all courses are required for the Computer Science major at all universities but may apply to general degree requirements. COSC 1336/1346 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas and Texas A&M University. COSC 1337/1437 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin. Preparatory courses such as COSC 1336 and COSC 1337 will assist students who need additional background but do not apply toward the Computer Science major requirements. 2. COSC 2325/2425 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M University but may be applied to general degree requirements. 3. It is recommended that students complete the math sequence, physics sequence and computer science sequence at the same institution to reduce the likelihood of potential gaps in the curriculum.
3 hours
17 hours

Semester IV

PHYS 2426 University Physics II 4 hours
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3 hours
PSYC 2301 General Psychology or
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
3 hours
COSC 2325 Computer Organization & Machine Language 2
General Notes: 1. COSC 1336/1436 and 1337/1437 are preparatory and sequential in nature; however, not all courses are required for the Computer Science major at all universities but may apply to general degree requirements. COSC 1336/1346 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas and Texas A&M University. COSC 1337/1437 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin. Preparatory courses such as COSC 1336 and COSC 1337 will assist students who need additional background but do not apply toward the Computer Science major requirements. 2. COSC 2325/2425 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M University but may be applied to general degree requirements. 3. It is recommended that students complete the math sequence, physics sequence and computer science sequence at the same institution to reduce the likelihood of potential gaps in the curriculum.
3 hours
13 hours
Total hours:60-62 hours

Creative Arts

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3 hours
ARTS 1303 Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century) 3 hours
ARTS 1304 Art History II (14th Century to the Present) 3 hours
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater 3 hours
DRAM 2361 History of Theater I 3 hours
DRAM 2362 History of Theater II 3 hours
HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation 3 hours
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3 hours
MUSI 1308 Music Literature I 3 hours
MUSI 1309 Music Literature II 3 hours
MUSI 1310 American Music 3 hours

Life & Physical Science

BIOL 1406 Biology for Science Majors I 4 hours
BIOL 1407 Biology for Science Majors II 4 hours
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 4 hours
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4 hours
BIOL 1411 General Botany 4 hours
BIOL 1413 General Zoology 4 hours
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 hours
BIOL 2404 Anatomy & Physiology (specialized) 4 hours
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I 4 hours
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4 hours
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4 hours
ENVR 1301 Environmental Science I (lecture) 3 hours
ENVR 1101 Environmental Science I (lab) 1 hours
ENVR 1302 Environmental Science II - Lecture 3 hours
ENVR 1102 Environmental Science II (lab) 1 hours
ENVR 1401 Environmental Science I (lecture + lab) 4 hours
ENVR 1402 Environmental Science II 4 hours
GEOL 1301 Earth Sciences I for Non-Science Majors (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1101 Earth Sciences I for Non-Science Majors (lab) 1 hours
GEOL 1302 Earth Sciences II for Non-Science Majors (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1102 Earth Sciences II for Non-Science Majors (lab) 1 hours
GEOL 1303 Physical Geology (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1103 Physical Geology Laboratory 1 hours
GEOL 1304 Historical Geology (lecture) 3 hours
GEOL 1104 Historical Geology Laboratory 1 hours
GEOL 1401 Earth Sciences I for Non-Sciences Majors (lecture + lab) 4 hours
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology (lecture + lab) 4 hours
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology (lecture + lab) 4 hours
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4 hours
PHYS 1403 Stars and Galaxies 4 hours
PHYS 1404 Solar System 4 hours
PHYS 1405 Elementary Physics I 4 hours
PHYS 1407 Elementary Physics II 4 hours

Below is a list of related bachelor's degrees offered at McLennan by state universities.

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