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A.S. in Computer Science

Get your start in a high-growth industry.

The fastest growing occupations are predicted to be in the computing field, with increased demands for computer systems engineers and computer programmers. The Associate of Science in Computer Science degree is a pathway for students to enter these exciting fields and contribute to technological advancement and innovation. Instruction in computer science courses is project-based and highly interactive to encourage student exploration. Throughout the program, students will determine the areas of the software or digital games industry that is a 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 programs.

Why choose a Computer Science program at Landmark College?

Students take core courses to build technical, visual, and communication skills necessary to explore, imagine, and create digital games. These courses build on the core liberal arts foundation of Landmark College. The curriculum, modeled after the both the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) framework, encourages student exploration to determine the area of the software or digital games industry that is the best fit with their strengths, interests, and goals. Upon completion of the Associate in Science in Computer Science, students will:

  • Demonstrate fundamental game production skills, including animation, 3-D modeling, game design, and programming
  • Design, develop, and manage multimedia (script, graphics, sounds, animation, and video) and interactive game projects
  • Apply human/computer interaction theory to product development
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Incorporate gaming industry business practices in project development

The Computer Science Associate Degree prepares students to enter further study in several fields, including:

  • Computer science
  • Cyber security
  • Game design or game development
  • Software design
  • Mobile apps development
  • Interactive computing technologies
  • Informatics and computing
  • Geographic information systems

Students graduating from the Landmark College Computer Science associate degree program will have the necessary entry-level skills to enter four-year degree programs in other technical areas and careers.

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The Curriculum

To earn the AS-CS students must complete 61 credits, which includes the general education core (25 credits not met by major requirements), 21 credits of additional major requirements, and 15 credits of open electives.

General Education Requirements: 31 credits

25 credits plus 6 credits of major requirements that also fulfill general education requirements

  • WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric: 3 credits
  • WRT1012 Research and Analysis: 3 credits
  • EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning or EDU1001 Foundations in Learning: 3 credits
  • COM1011 Introduction to Communication: 3 credits
  • Humanities: 3 credits
  • Natural Science with lab: 4 credits
  • Social Sciences: 3 credits
  • Interpersonal Communication/Creative Expression: 3 credits

Major Requirements: 21 credits

1000/2000 CSC Major Requirements (18 credits)

  • CSC1635 Computer Science I (also fulfills the quantitative reasoning general education requirement): 3 credits
  • CSC2635 Computer Science II: 3 credits
  • CSC2741 Database Design: 3 credits
  • CSC2638 Data Structures and Algorithms: 3 credits
  • CSC2751 Networking and Security: 3 credits
  • CSC2771 Special Topics: Embedded Systems: 3 credits
  • MAT2731 Introduction to Calculus or higher level math (also a general education requirement): 3 credits

Open Electives: 15 credits

15 credits any level

Only six 1-credit courses allowed

For more information, contact:

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John Russo, Program Coordinator, B.S. in Computer Science
johnrusso@landmark.edu
802-387-1643

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Geoff Burgess, Dean, School of Professional Studies & Science
gburgess@landmark.edu
802-387-6768

 

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