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  Nov 14, 2019
 
2019-2020 Transfer Advising Guides 
    
2019-2020 Transfer Advising Guides

Computer Science (Multiple Concentrations) - AS to BS - The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) 2019-2020


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For the following concentrations:

  • Cloud and Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Software Engineering

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.

Semester I


Semester II


Semester III


Semester IV


Semester V


Semester VI


Applicable Transfer Credit Hours


This Transfer Advising Guide provides 68 college-level hours, of which 64 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 Field of Study 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.

Milestone Course(s)


*** 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.

Gateway Course(s)


### 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 Admission Requirements for UTSA Computer Science


The goal of the Department of Computer Science is to provide undergraduate students a program of study with the highest possible standards. To achieve this goal, the admission policy of the Department of Computer Science is designed to identify those students most likely to succeed in their undergraduate computer science education.

 Direct Admission Criteria

Applicants entering UTSA will be directly admitted to the Department of Computer Science if they:

•   Meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements, and

•   Are ranked in the top 15 percent of their high school class and a minimum 1350 SAT* or 29 ACT score

•   Are Calculus I ready (https://future.utsa.edu/ready/calculus-ready/)

 * New SAT scores combine Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math.

Transfer applicants will be directly admitted to the Department of Computer Science if they:

  • meet all UTSA undergraduate transfer admission requirements, and

  • are Calculus I ready (https://future.utsa.edu/ready/calculus-ready/)

 Students who do not meet the above requirements, but meet UTSA’s general admission requirements, will be part of Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences Studies (XEMS) where students will be able to work towards meeting the prerequisites needed to declare Computer Science as their major.

 A directly admitted computer science (CS) student who fails to complete each of the gateway courses within two attempts from the date of first admission to the Department of Computer Science will be changed from CS 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.

 

Admission Criteria for Applicants Who Do Not Meet Direct Admission Criteria

Applicants for admission to the Department of Computer Science who do not meet the direct admission requirements, but meet UTSA’s general admission requirements, admission requirements, will be part of Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences Studies (XEMS).

All PCS or XEMS students seeking admission to the Department of Computer Science must be qualified to take MAT 1093 Precalculus or higher. In order to declare Computer Science as a major, a PCS or XEMS student must satisfy the following criteria:

 

•    Completion of CS 1083 Programming I for Computer Scientists CS 1083 Programming I for Computer Scientists with a grade of “C-“or better

•    Completion of CS 1713 Computer Programming II CS 1713Computer Programming II and CS 1711 Computer Programming II Recitation with a   grade of “C-” or better

•    Completion of MAT 1214 Calculus I with a grade of “C-” or better

•    Overall GPA of 2.00 or higher on all coursework at UTSA

 

A PCS or XEMS student who fails to complete the criteria to change the major to CS within two years from the date of first admission to the Department of Computer Science will be changed from PCS/XEMS 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:

  • Make an appointment with the academic advisor of the major, once accepted to UTSA, in order to clarify department, college and university policies and procedures, to review course sequencing and to help with identifying resources for academic success. A current listing of academic advising centers can be found at www.utsa.edu/advise/advisors.html.
  • Refer to the official source of information on specific courses within the UTSA requirements for this degree plan from the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog or visit the web site at www.utsa.edu.
  • Information on Gateway Courses can be found at http://www.utsa.edu/registrar/students/gateway.html.
  • Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at UTSA as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.

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.

Release Date:


Released on August 9, 2019

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