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A.S. in Computer Science

Get your start in a high-growth industry.

Some of the fastest-growing occupations nationwide are in the computing field, with increased demands for computer systems engineers, programmers, and cybersecurity experts. The Associate of Science in Computer Science degree is a pathway for students to enter this exciting field and contribute to technological advancement and innovation. Landmark College's Computer Science courses are project-based and highly interactive to foster student exploration and skill development.

The requirements for the associate degree in Computer Science align with the first two years of the Landmark College B.S. in Computer Science.

Learn more about the A.S. in Computer Science Degree

  • Why choose a Computer Science program at Landmark College?

    The Associate of Science in Computer Science curriculum includes mathematics, programming, software design, and database design as applied to existing and emerging computer system technologies. A key feature of the curriculum is its emphasis on project-oriented experiences.

    Throughout the program, students will determine the areas of the discipline that best fit with their strengths, interests, and goals. The program is designed to help students who learn differently gain access to a wide range of technical four-year degree programs.

  • Students in the Associate of Science in Computer Science degree program have many discipline-related opportunities to participate in activities outside of the classroom.

    Computer Science Club: The club meets regularly to work on software and hardware projects, host speakers, and attend programming events.

    Computing Game Room: Landmark College has dedicated space for students to hold gaming competitions and participate in multiplayer games.

    Landmark Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program: Offers numerous opportunities for professional and creative development.

    Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT): Students assist LCIRT staff with software needs for research projects.

  • Hands-on learning approaches lead to many credit-bearing internship opportunities.

    Recent internships include:

    • Network infrastructure intern
    • Data analytics intern

    The college has partnerships with the following organizations that offer neurodiverse friendly supportive workforce and internship programs:

    • Broad Futures
    • Dynamy
    • Disability IN
    • Neurodiversity Pathways
    • Hasbro

    Additional partnerships include:

    • Stanley Black & Decker
    • C&S Wholesale
    • JPMorgan Chase
    • EY
    • Dell
    • Chroma Technologies
  • The Associate of Science in Computer Science prepares students to enter further study in several fields, including:

    • Computer science
    • Cybersecurity
    • Game design or development
    • Software design
    • Mobile apps development
    • Interactive computing technologies
    • Informatics and computing
    • Geographic information systems
    • Data analytics and processing
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Robotics
  • To earn the A.A. in Computer Science degree, students must complete 61 credits:

    • 21 credits of major required courses
    • 31 credits of general education courses
    • 9 credits of general electives

    Major Requirements (21 credits)

    • CSC1635 Computer Science I 
    • CSC2635 Computer Science II 
    • CSC2741 Database Design 
    • CSC2638 Data Structures and Algorithms 
    • MAT2731 Introduction to Calculus OR MAT2732 Calculus I 
    • 2000+ level Computer Science elective
    • STEM or Professional Studies elective

    General Education Requirements

    • WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric OR WRT1008 Writing Process & Practice Part 2
    • WRT1012 Research and Analysis
    • EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning
    • COM1011 Intro to Communication OR COM1021 Interpersonal Comm OR COM1071 Public Speaking
    • Mathematics distribution elective (as indicated through placement exam)
    • Humanities distribution elective
    • Natural Science with lab distribution elective
    • Social Science distribution elective
    • Quantitative Reasoning distribution elective
    • Creativity distribution elective

    General Electives: 9 credits

    61 Total Credits

  • Upon completion of the A.S. in Computer Science degree, students will be able to:

    • Apply fundamental programming concepts and Object-Oriented Programming principles to design, implement, and troubleshoot simple programs or applications.
    • Select and implement data structures to resolve computational problems.
    • Manipulate diverse forms of input data and generate corresponding output through data processing techniques and algorithms.
    • Demonstrate problem-solving skills by applying logical reasoning to analyze and solve basic computational challenges.
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