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General Studies, Computer Science Specialization AS

Associate of Science (AS)

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The Computer Science specialization is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to major in computer science or related field. The program emphasizes the study of the science of computing and the use of computing in a scientific setting.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the advising center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 163 Precalculus I 3 See Placement Requirements  
CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science 3    
History Elective 3   See Note 5
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
MTH 164 Precalculus II 3 MTH 163  
History Elective 3   See Note 5
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 4
CSC 201 Computer Science I 4 Co-req MTH 173 or approval  
Transfer Elective MTH 173 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 MTH 164  
Transfer Elective CSC 202 Computer Science II 4 CSC 201  
Humanities Elective 3   See Note 3
Humanities Elective 3   See Note 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 2
Transfer Elective CSC 205 Computer Organization 3    
Transfer Elective MTH 174 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5 MTH 173  
Physical Education Elective 1    
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 61  


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, PLS, HIS, PSY, and SOC.
  3. The humanities elective requirement must be satisfied by completing one 3-credit conceptual humanities course. See for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives.
  4. The laboratory science requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, CHM 129, CHM 130, ENV 121, ENV 122, GOL 105, NAS 125, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 150, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, and PHY 242. Students should confer with their intended transfer institution to ensure transferability into the desired program. Students interested in transferring to VCU should complete BIO 101-102 or CHM 111-112.
  5. The history elective requirements can be satisfied by the following courses: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122 or any other HIS course approved by the student’s advisor.
  6. Transfer Electives: Students should consider appropriate electives for their intended transfer institution. Students planning to transfer to VCU’s Computer Science program should take the following transfer electives: CSC 202, CSC 205, MTH 173, MTH 174. Students should regularly confer with their faculty advisor to keep up with program updates and to ensure they are meeting VCU’s transfer requirements.
  7. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
  8. Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

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