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,9
4
CISC215
Database Design & Application DevelopmentF,9
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking 3,4,5
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,F,2,10
3
COMP111
English Composition II F,2,10
3
MATH121
Discrete Mathematics F
3
MATH140
Calculus I A,F,4,6
4
MATH141
Calculus II F
4
Computer Science Electives B 6
Science Electives C,7 8
Arts/Humanities D,1,3 3
Social Sciences E,3,8 3
Total Credit Hours 61

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,2,10
3
MATH140
Calculus I A,F,4,6
4
Total Credit Hours 14

Second Semester

Course Credits
CISC113
Visual Basic Programming I
3
CISC122
Computer Science II F
4
Science Elective C,F 4
COMP111
English Composition II F,2,10
3
MATH141
Calculus II F
4
Total Credit Hours 14

Third Semester

Course Credits
CISC213
Computer Science III F,9
4
Computer Science Elective B 3
MATH121
Discrete Mathematics F
3
Science Elective C,7 4
Social Sciences E,3,8 3
Total Credit Hours 17

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
CISC215
Database Design & Application Development F
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking 3,4,5
3
Computer Science Elective B 3
Science Elective C,7 4
Arts/Humanities D,1,3 3
Total Credit Hours 16

A Placement testing required.
B Choose any CISC, CISF, or CISG course number 102 or higher, or SCIE106. Consult with an advisor.
C Choose either PHYS 121 and PHYS 122 or CHEM 121 and CHEM 122.
D Any of the following may be chosen for Arts/Humanities- (this will also fulfill the Diversity requirement): LITR 254, LITR 255, LITR 261, PHIL 125, FREN 110, SPAN 110, SPAN 111, GRMN 110, JPNS 101, JPNS 102.
EAny of the following may be chosen for Social Sciences (this will also fulfill the Diversity requirement): PSYC110, SOCI110, POLI111, ECON111.
FCourse requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies Arts/Humanities.
2 Satisfies Critical Thinking.
3 Satisfies Diversity.
4 Satisfies Information Literacy.
5 Satisfies Oral Communication.
6 Satisfies Quantitative Literacy.
7 Satisfies Scientific Literacy.
8 Satisfies Social Sciences.
9 Satisfies Technological Competence.
10 Satisfies Writing.