Computer Science (COSC) focuses on the design and development of the computer system “platform” (the basic computer system including the hardware and operating system). While there is some overlap with the related field of Computer Information Systems, COSC is generally more engineering-oriented and less business-oriented than CIS.
A four-year degree in Computer Science can lead to career positions such as Systems-level Programmer, Software Engineer (for a specialized software development company), or Network Engineer. For a student who is interested in these areas but has not selected his/her university, the following general Associate of Science degree plan is recommended for the first two years of study. (Since university degree plans vary, in some cases extra courses may be required after the student selects his/her university.) For a student who has already selected his/her university, specific 2+2 plans in COSC are available for most local universities, including Texas A&M University-Kingsville and The University of Texas at San Antonio. These can be obtained from Career and Transfer Services or the Computer Science & Computer Information Systems Department.
This program is a THECB-approved Field of Study.
Related Degrees and Certificates
Computer Information Systems, A.S.
Computer Information Systems: Computer Support Specialist, A.A.S.