Computer Information Systems

Associate in Science (A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 63-64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0).

For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:

Program Core

  • CSC 103 Computing Sciences Portal
  • CSC 115 CS1: Introduction to Programming and Computational Thinking
  • CSC 142 Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • CSC 153 Introduction to Cloud Computing*
  • CSC 190 CS2: Object-Oriented Software Development
  • CSC 200 CS3: Data Structures
  • CSC 253 Cloud Operations

General Education

  • BIO 121 General Biology I and BIO 122 General Biology II OR CHM 121 General Chemistry I and CHM 122 General Chemistry II OR PHY 118 College Physics I and PHY 119 College Physics II OR PHY 151 University Physics I and PHY 152 University Physics II
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Oral Communication**
  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 113 Technical Ethics
  • MAT 152 Pre-Calculus (Survey of Functions II)
  • MAT 160 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics or MAT 220 Discrete Mathematics for Computing
  • MAT 165 Introduction to Data Science
  • SUNY General Education approved course in The Arts or World Language
  • SUNY General Education approved course in Social Science that also satisfies the Diversity: Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice requirement
  • SUNY General Education approved course in US History and Civic Engagement or World History and Global Awareness
  • 2 credits of Health/Physical Education (HPE) Elective

3-4 Credit Hours of Approved Electives from the following:

  • ACC 101 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • BUS 120 Introduction to Business
  • BUS 124 Organizational Behavior
  • CSC 249 Computer Architecture and Organization
  • CSC 251 Applied Database Concepts
  • CSC 260 Networking Technologies
  • CSC 270 Principles of Information Security
  • CSC 271 Hardware and Operating Systems

* CSC 142 Fundamentals of Information Systems is recommended prior to taking CSC 153 Introduction to Cloud Computing.

** COM 100 Human Communication is strongly recommended.

SUNY General Education Electives

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