Pre-Computer Science Emphasis


Program Information

Career Community: S.T.E.M.
Degree Type: A.S.
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Pre-Computer Science Emphasis A.S.?


The pre-computer science major is designed for students who plan to transfer to a college or university. The program prepares students to more advanced work to design software, solve computer programs, program languages, and discover new applications of computing technology.

What can I do with this degree?

Earning an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Pre-Computer Science paves the way for diverse opportunities in technology. Graduates can transfer to four-year programs for advanced studies or enter the workforce in roles such as software developer, web developer, systems analyst, network administrator, database administrator, IT support specialist, or cybersecurity analyst. The program provides a strong foundation in programming, algorithms, and computer systems, preparing students for success in the dynamic field of technology and computing.

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Program Outcomes

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  • Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  • Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical methodologies.
  • Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public importance.
  • Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Pre-Computer Science Emphasis: A.S.

  • MATH 1910 – Calculus I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • CHEM 1110 – General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • MATH 1920 – Calculus II (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1020 – English Composition II (3 credits)
  • PHYS 2110 – Calculus Based Physics I (4 credits)
  • CISP 1010 – Computer Science I (4 credits)
  • MUS 1030 – Introduction to Music (3 credits)
  • MATH 1900 – Scientific Programming (3 credits)
  • HIST 2010 or HIST 2310 – Early US History or Early World History (3 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • ECON 2100 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • PHIL 1040 – Introduction to Ethics (3 credits)
  • MATH 2010 – Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 credits)
  • ECON 2200 – Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • HIST 2020 or HIST 2320 – Modern US History or Modern World History (3 credits)
  • ENGL 2120 or ENGL 2220 or ENGL 2320 –  Modern American Literature or Modern British Literature or Modern World Literature (3 credits)
  • Elective (1 credit)

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