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*

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 Development F 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
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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

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
16

Second Semester

CISC122 Computer Science II F 4
Science Elective C,F 4
COMP111 English Composition II F,2 3
MATH141 Calculus II F 4
15

Third Semester

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
16

Fourth Semester

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
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.