Oct 17, 2021
This degree prepares students for employment in fields related primarily to computer programming. In addition to technical content, the degree includes skills in communication (oral, written, and listening), project management, databases, web site development, teamwork, and problem solving.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Differentiate between various approaches and methodologies of software and systems development life cycles.
- Prepare documentation at each stage in the development of a software application.
- Design and develop software applications that meet the specifics of the user.
- Construct computer programs using a variety of programming models, including procedural, object-oriented, event-driven, and mobile device application development.
- Incorporate standards and practices in the development of secure software.
- Practice communication and team-building skills.
General Education Requirements (22 Credits)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
English Composition (3-5 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Communications (3 Credits)
Strongly Recommended: COM 115.
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Natural Science (3 Credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or any COM prefix course
- or CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature or above
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or HHP 150 - Living Healthy and Well
- or HHP 201 - Stress Management
- or HHP 213 - Healthy Aging
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL prefix course
- or PHO 101 - Beginning Photography
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any PSY prefix course
- or any SOC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Special Program Requirements (39 Credits)
Core Requirements (24 Credits)
Digital Literacy Requirement (0-3 Credits)
Beginning Programming Languages (6 Credits)
Advanced Programming Languages (6 Credits)
Electives (3 Credits)
CS 140 may be repeated by students who wish to explore up to two different languages for a maximum of 6 credits. Three of the 6 credits count in the Beginning Programming Languages with the other 3 credits counting in the Electives portion of the degree.
- ACC 201 - Financial Accounting
- or any CF prefix course
- or any CIT prefix course (except those used to satisfy other portions of this degree)
- or any CS prefix course (except those used to satisfy other portions of this degree; see also note above regarding CS 140)
- or any CSCO prefix course
- or any CSEC prefix course
- or any GIS prefix course