Computer Science (Associate of Science)
Whether you’re looking to launch your career in computer science or plan to continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree, you’ll be off to a great start with an Associate in Science (AS) degree in computer science from Creighton University.
You can take courses during the day, in the evening—or both. And when you graduate, you’ll have a valuable degree from Creighton University, an institution with more than 130 years of academic excellence.
There are many rewarding careers in computer science and technology for which this program is a good first step.
For computer network support specialists and computer user support specialists, many employers seek applicants with associate’s degrees, although some prefer applicants to have a bachelor’s degree.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for computer network support specialists in 2012 was $59,090; the median annual wage for computer user support specialists in 2012 was $46,420. Computer programmers’ median annual wage is $74,280.
Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 17% by 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software.
- Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
- Knowledge and skills for a high-demand field
- Basic and advanced computer knowledge
For the AS in computer science, you will need 64 credits. Of those, 31-32 are Core Curriculum requirements. The remaining credits are:
- CSC 221 Computer Programming I
- CSC 222 Computer Programming II
- CSC 309 Discrete Structures
- CSC 414 Introduction to Computer Organization
- CSC 427 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis
- MTH 245 Calculus I
- 3 credits in 400-level or above CSC courses
- Electives (10-11 credits)