Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AS degree
The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.
Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This Transfer Advising Guide provides 65 college-level hours, of which 61 will transfer and apply, as MATH 1414 will transfer, but will NOT be applicable to the UTSA baccalaureate degree in Computer Science
Note: UTSA accepts a maximum of 66 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree
Note: [Regarding Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core] PHYS 2425 University Physics I and PHYS 2426 University Physics II are recommended for the Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core if students are interested in working towards Field of Study completion. Refer to the “Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science” section below for more information. Be advised if students choose these sciences course, they are still lacking 6 SCH of COSC for completion and 2 SCH from PHYS will NOT be degree applicable.
Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is core complete and degree complete, but NOT field of study complete.
*** denotes Milestone Course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.
### denotes Gateway Course(s)
Students pursuing this degree at UTSA must successfully complete each of the Gateway Courses with a grade of “C” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution (including any colleges of the Alamo Colleges District), will not be allowed to select this major at UTSA.
Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science
§ denotes THECB Field of Study Curriculum Course
This Field of Study prepares students with foundational education in Computer Science. The courses instill students with fundamental concepts and provides them with hands-on experience. Students will be able to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the computer industry.
This Field of Study also provides a foundation for transfer into a 4-year computer science program.
Additional information can be found at http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/0906.PDF?CFID=61442948&CFTOKEN=94747288
Special College Admission Requirements
Applicants who are qualified to take MAT 1093 Precalculus, or higher, will be admitted to the Department as precomputer science (PCS) students. In order to declare Computer Science as a major, a PCS student must satisfy the following criteria.
- Completion with a grade of “C-” or better of MAT 1214 Calculus I
- Completion with a grade of “C-” or better of CS 1713 Introduction to Computer Programming II and CS 1711 Introduction to Computer Programming II Recitation
A PCS student who fails to complete the criteria to change the major to CS within two years from the date of admission to the Department of Computer Science will be changed from PCS to undeclared (UND) in the University student record system. The student must choose a major other than computer science. A computer science minor is, however, available to all UTSA students who seek to complement a different academic major with a strong foundation in computer science.
Additional UTSA Advising Notes
Things to do and remember upon Admission to UTSA:
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with UTSA
This Transfer Advising Guide represents UTSA’s degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to UTSA. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned academic advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.
The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review UTSA’s requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are UTSA’s course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon The University of Texas at San Antonio’s 2018-2020 catalog and is subject to change.
The Alamo Colleges District Advising
Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.
Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.
For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.
Released on November 05, 2018