Computer Science

Associate of Science – Computer Science

About the Career

Job opportunities for software developers, computer programmers and systems analysts are abundant for computer science majors with a bachelor's degree. More than one million software development jobs existed in the U.S in 2014, and the projected growth through 2024 was about 17 percent.

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $81,430. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

About the Program

Students learn about computer architecture and how to program in two languages. These fundamentals provide a gateway to software applications development.

The Associate of Science in computer science transfers to a university, allowing students to begin their education in small, affordable classes with individual attention.

Financial Aid

The Associate of Science in math prepares students for success at a fraction of the cost of private institutions.

Students may apply for COM scholarships, and eligible students may also receive federal financial aid and grants. Call 409-933-8274 to see if you qualify for financial aid. For scholarships, call 409-933-8508 or visit www.com.edu/scholarships.

How to Begin

Apply to COM at www.com.edu/apply. Submit necessary documentation including high school or college transcripts, proof of Texas residency and meningitis vaccination records if you are under 22.

Suggested Study Plan

Semester 1

Course Name
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3
HIST 1301 U.S. HISTORY I 3
COSC 1301 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
Fine Arts Select from Core Curriculum 3
MATH 2413 CALCULUS I 4

Semester 2

Course Name
ENGL 1302 COMPOSITION II 3
HIST 1302 U.S. HISTORY II 3
SPCH 1315
or SPCH 1318
PUBLIC SPEAKING
or INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
3
COSC 1336 PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS I 3
MATH 2414 CALCULUS II 4

Semester 3

Course Name
GOVT 2305 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Select from Core Curriculum 3
COSC 1337 PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS II 3
PHYS 2425 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I 4
PHED Elective PHED Elective 1

Semester 4

Course Name
Humanities Select from Core Curriculum 3
GOVT 2306 TEXAS GOVERNMENT 3
COSC 2336 PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS III 3
COSC 2325 COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND MACHINE LANGUAGE 3
PHYS 2426 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II 4

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