2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, A.S.

Associate of Science in Computer Science This Associate Degree Program is designed to encourage A.S. Degree graduates to enter into our B.S. Degree Program in Computer Science, and related programs in Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, or Applied Sciences. The program integrates seamlessly with our B.S. Degree Program in Computer Science and serves as its foundation. The A.S. Degree in Computer Science is awarded to students who successfully complete the first two years sixty (60) credits of the B.S. Degree requirements in Computer Science. These requirements include:

A.S. in Computer Science
HEGIS Code: 5103.00
CIP Code: 11.0701

Fixed/Required Core

Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning

Total Credits: 12

Computer Science Concentration / Elective

The one (1) credit computer science elective may be satisfied by completing either: a 300-level computer science course, a course requiring data structures as its prerequisite, or by completing a course chosen from one of the following areas:

Computer Science Areas of Concentration

  1. General Computer Science
  2. Telecommunications
  3. Computational Science

Students should consult with an Academic Advisor in the PECS Department when choosing their twelve (12) credits of computer science electives. Courses may be chosen from upper-level Computer Science, Telecommunications, and Computational Science courses. For additional major requirement details, see Chair or Academic Advisor.

Computing Facilities

The Medgar Evers College Research and Computing Facility, used by students and faculty, consists of several advanced microcomputer labs utilizing Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, UNIX, Macintosh based machines, and the campus Local Area Network. The LAN provides campus computers with high- speed communications and a gateway to other CUNY computer resources and the Internet. There are twenty-one (21) computer labs supporting over 400 machines with support for various academic applications. Selected labs contain computerized projection-based systems for instructor-led courses.

The advanced computing lab, in the Department of Physical, Environmental and Computer Sciences, serves as an instruction and problem-solving lab for Linux systems research, education and practice. The graphics workstations in this lab enable faculty and students to use advanced data visualization techniques, including Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, Image Definition Language (IDL), Advanced Visualization System (AVS), MATLAB, and IRAF. Additionally, the Medgar Evers College Computing Center interfaces with the City University Computing Center, one of the nation’s most powerful university computer installations.

Total Credits: 30

Grand Total Credits: 60

The AS in Computer Science received a waiver to specify particular courses students must take in some areas of the Common Core.