This transfer degree emphasizes the study of the science of computing and the use of computing in a scientific setting.
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The associate of science curriculum in computer science is designed for those who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in computer science. The Computer Science AS degree is designed for transfer to JMU, GMU, Longwood, Radford, and UMW. Students considering a BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, UVA, VCU, or ODU should follow the Engineering AS degree curriculum.
This curriculum emphasizes computer science and the underlying mathematical principals. The curriculum also includes electives in humanities and social sciences to broaden the viewpoints of students. Students can select the appropriate course for their pre-professional program as required in the first two years of the prospective four-year college or university degree. Students should become familiar with the requirements of the major department at the contemplated transfer institutions. When students have a choice of courses, they should base their choice on the requirements of the transfer institutions. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student. Students who complete the program and fulfill all other graduation requirements will be awarded the associate of science degree in computer science.
PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria.
Students entering all degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC), which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112, in order to graduate. Approved WICs are specified with a "WI" section designation.
Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate. The CE course for this program is CSC 110.