Computer Science Associate in Science for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer, also called Computer Science AS-T Degree, is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer with junior status to a CSU campus in a program or major in Computer Science for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students completing this Computer Science AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

Major Graduates of the Computer Science AS-T will have the skills in computer programming required for transfer to a four­-year college. This degree program prepares students for transfer to four­-year colleges for further study in Computer Science, as well as related areas such as Computer Engineering. The curriculum includes instruction in the fundamentals of problem solving and analysis, programming, data structures, and architecture. Additional requirements include Calculus, Physics and Discrete Mathematics. Students who complete the two­-year Associate in Science degree program are encouraged to continue their education and earn a Bachelor’s degree. College of the Desert has transfer agreements with many of the California State Universities and University of California campuses. Students who are interested in transferring after completion of the two­-year degree program should consult the “Transfer Information” section of the catalog and discuss their plans with their program advisor or counselor.  Four­-year universities may have additional or different course requirements for completion of lower division. Students need to check the particular institution for their requirements.  The Computer Science AS-T degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of IGETC and 30 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
CS 007A Computer Science I 4
ENG 001A English Composition 4
MATH 001A Calculus 4
IGETC GE Area 1C Oral Communication 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
CS 007B Computer Science II 3
CS 008 Computer Architecture and Organization 3
MATH 001B Calculus 4
PH 003A Engineering Physics 4
IGETC GE Area 3A Arts 3


Course Code Title Units
HIST 017 or 018 U.S. History  3
PS 001 Introduction to Government 3

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
PH 003B Engineering Physics 4
IGETC GE Area 1B Critical Thinking 3
IGETC GE Area 3A or 3B Arts or Humanities 3
IGETC GE Area 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences 3

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
IGETC GE Area 5B Biological Sciences 3
IGETC GE Area 6 Language Other Than English (may have been completed in high school) 5
IGETC GE Area 7 Ethnic Studies 3

With this major it is important for you to meet with a Counselor for course selection or placement.