Computer Science

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department
Founders 112 • Phone (215) 968-8305
Curriculum Code No. 1103

This major prepares students for upper-division course work leading to a bachelor's degree in computer science. The major parallels the first two years of study required by similar majors offered at four-year colleges and universities.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in mathematics at the calculus level;
  • demonstrate proficiency in Program Analysis, algorithm development, coding, testing, debugging and documentation; and
  • demonstrate the ability to analyze a business problem and develop data management.

Students pursuing the computer science degree develop an understanding of the structure, design and use of computer software systems, and their application in a broad range of disciplines.

Degree Course Requirements*

Course Credits
CISC110
Intro to Information Systems F
3
CISC113
Visual Basic Programming I
3
CISC115
Computer Science I F
4
CISC122
Computer Science II F
4
CISC213
Computer Science III F
4
CISC215
Database Design & Application DevelopmentF
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking 3
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,1
3
COMP111
English Composition II F,2
3
MATH121
Discrete Mathematics F
3
MATH140
Calculus I A,F,4
4
MATH141
Calculus II F
4
Computer Science Electives D 3
Science Electives C,F 8
Cultural Perspectives B 3
Personal Health B 2
Social Perspectives B 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge E,5
3
Total Credit Hours 63

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
CISC110
Intro to Information Systems F
3
CISC115
Computer Science I F
4
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,1
3
MATH140
Calculus I A,F,4
4
Personal Health B 2
Total Credit Hours 16

Second Semester

Course Credits
CISC122
Computer Science II F
4
Science Elective C,F 4
COMP111
English Composition II F,2
3
MATH141
Calculus II F
4
Total Credit Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Credits
CISC213
Computer Science III F
4
CISC113
Visual Basic Programming I
3
Cultural Perspectives B 3
CISC215
Database Design & Application Development F
3
MATH121
Discrete Mathematics F
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
Computer Science Elective D 3
Social Perspectives B 3
COMM110
Effective Speaking 3
3
Science Elective C,F 4
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge E,5
3
Total Credit Hours 16

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory . Any course may be chosen.
C Choose either PHYS 121 and PHYS 122 or CHEM 121 and CHEM 122.
D Choose any CISC, CISF, or CISG course number 102 or higher, or SCIE106

E Any INTG course may be chosen.
FCourse requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Creative Expression.
4 Satisfies College Level Mathematics or Science.
5 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement.