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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Parallel, A.S. - Computer Science (TTP)

Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Computer Science

For more information, contact the Business and Technology division at 615-230-3301 or at bustechinfo@volstate.edu.

Computer Science spans the broad range from theory through programming to cutting-edge development of computing solutions. Computer science offers a foundation that permits graduates to adapt to new technologies and new ideas. The work of computer scientists falls into three categories: 1.) designing and building software; 2.) developing effective ways to solve computing problems such as storing information in databases, sending data over networks or providing new approaches to security problems; and 3.) devising new and better ways of using computers and addressing particular challenges in areas such as robotics, computer vision, or digital forensics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, more IT jobs are available in the United States today than at the height of the dot.com bubble and are expected to be among the fastest-growing occupations over the next decade. Computer science requires solid preparation and study in mathematics.

Transfer Options
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit, Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (42)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (61)


Students transferring to UTC should enroll in ECON 2100: Macroeconomics and ECON 2200: Microeconomics for the Social/Behavioral Science general education requirement.

Students transferring to UTK must complete PHYS 2110, 2120, Calculus-based Physics I & II; students transferring to UTC in Computer Engineering concentration must complete PHYS 2110, 2120, Calculus-based Physics I & II. 

The Computer Science major requires completion of MATH 1910: Calculus I, MATH 1920: Calculus II, and MATH 2010: Introduction to Linear Algebra either at the community college or at the university. Students who begin the TTP at a math course below MATH 1910: Calculus may take more than four years to complete an AS and BS

Students transferring to MTSU should take MATH 2050: Calculus Based Probability & Statistics. Students who transfer to TTU must complete MATH 2010, 2110, or 2120 as their third math course in the pathway.

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (17)