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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science Field of Study

Senate Bill 148 of the 75th Texas Legislature (1997) mandated Field of Study curricula. The Field of Study curricula, along with core curricula, are intended to facilitate transferability of courses among Texas public colleges and universities. All public four-year institutions are required to accept Coordinating Board approved Field of Study courses in fulfillment of lower-division requirements for bachelor’s degrees in majors that correspond to the Field of Study.

Computer Science

Core Curriculum  plus Field of Study for Computer Science is designed for students seeking a bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science.

The Computer Science Field of Study Curriculum is designed to apply to the bachelor’s degree of computer science but may also be applied to the Bachelor of Arts or other baccalaureate-level computer science degrees as deemed appropriate by the awarding institution. The Field of Study curriculum is furthermore intended to serve as a guide for community and technical colleges in structuring a transfer curriculum in computer science. Fields of Study are valid only when no course substitutions are made.

Students should consult an advisor regarding transfer to a specific college or university.

Program Requirements

Semester Credit Hours: 32

It is recommended that students complete the math sequence, physics sequence, and computer science sequence at the same institution to reduce the likelihood of potential gaps in curriculum.

* COSC 1436  and COSC 1437  are preparatory and sequential in nature. Not all courses are required for the Computer Science major at all universities, but may apply to general degree requirements.

  1. COSC 1436  is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Dallas, or Texas A&M University.
  2. COSC 1437  is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at The University of Texas at Austin.

Preparatory courses such as COSC 1436  and COSC 1437  will assist students who need additional background but do not apply toward the Computer Science major requirements.

** COSC 2425  is not part of the Computer Science major requirements at The University of Texas at Austin or Texas A&M University but may be applied to general degree requirements.

*** Fulfills a TCC Core Curriculum  requirement.