Computer Science

Core Curriculum and Field of Study for Computer Science is designed for students seeking a bachelor's degree with a major in computer science.

This field of study may also be applied to the Bachelor of Arts or other baccalaureate-level computer science degree as deemed appropriate by the awarding institution.

Fields of study are valid only when no course substitutions are made.

You should consult an academic advisor regarding transfer to a specific college or university.

Community and technical colleges can use this field of study curriculum as a guide for structuring a transfer curriculum in computer science.

Core Curriculum Courses (34 Hours)

Select courses from the Core Curriculum

Computer Science Field of Study (33 Hours)

COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I*
COSC 1437 Programming Fundamentals II*
COSC 2425 Computer Organization and Machine
COSC 2436 Programming Fundamentals III**
MATH 2513 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I***
MATH 2414 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
PHYS 2425 Engineering Physics I***
PHYS 2426 Engineering Physics II***

Total Hours: 67

* COSC 1436 and COSC 1437 are preparatory and sequential in nature. However, not all courses are required for the computer science major at all universities but may apply to general degree requirements.

  1. COSC 1436 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at The University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas, and Texas A&M University.
  2. COSC 1437 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at The University of Texas at Austin.

Preparatory courses such as COSC 1436 and COSC 1437 will help students who need additional background but do not apply toward the Computer Science major requirements.

** COSC 2425 is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at the University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M University but may be applied to general degree requirements.

*** Meets TCC Core Curriculum requirement.

It is recommended that you complete the math sequence, physics sequence, and computer science sequence at the same institution to reduce the likelihood of potential gaps in curriculum.


Updated July 24, 2014


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