What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

Learn more about the online program

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Computer Science Pathway, A.S.

Phone: 678-891-2850

What Is Computer Science?

Computer Science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their application and implementation in computer systems.

Why Study Computer Science?

Computers are a mainstay in today’s society. Whether at home, school, or in the workplace, people use technology. Understanding how computer systems work and learning how to make everyday tasks more efficient are valuable skills. Studying computer science introduces students to the exciting and ever-changing technological world.

Perimeter College’s guided pathway in Computer Science teaches students the fundamentals of the science while also helping them to learn how to conceptualize, design and implement technology solutions. The pathway prepares students for careers in technology and for transfer to a four-year institution.

Perimeter College computer science students can benefit from scholarships, stipends, undergraduate research and STEM initiatives, such as ENLISTEM, MESA, PSLSAMP and STEP. Routinely, Perimeter’s students win national conference awards for research projects, and the robotics team consistently places in the top three in the Association for Computing Machinery Southeast Regional Robotics Competition.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

Computer Science Pathway, A.S.

Phone: 678-891-2850

What Is Computer Science?

Computer Science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their application and implementation in computer systems.

Why Study Computer Science?

Computers are a mainstay in today’s society. Whether at home, school, or in the workplace, people use technology. Understanding how computer systems work and learning how to make everyday tasks more efficient are valuable skills. Studying computer science introduces students to the exciting and ever-changing technological world.

Perimeter College’s guided pathway in Computer Science teaches students the fundamentals of the science while also helping them to learn how to conceptualize, design and implement technology solutions. The pathway prepares students for careers in technology and for transfer to a four-year institution.

Perimeter College computer science students can benefit from scholarships, stipends, undergraduate research and STEM initiatives, such as ENLISTEM, MESA, PSLSAMP and STEP. Routinely, Perimeter’s students win national conference awards for research projects, and the robotics team consistently places in the top three in the Association for Computing Machinery Southeast Regional Robotics Competition.

A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

How long will it take?

The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.

Where can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online

Learn more about the online program

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1

Students should consult with advisors to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisors about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.

Careers

    ·       Android/iOS developer
    ·       Computer hardware engineer
    ·       Computer network architect
    ·       Cyber security professional
    ·       Database administrator
    ·       Robotics programmer
    ·       Teacher
    ·       Software engineer
    ·       Video game designer
    ·       Web designer

For additional potential salary and job information, Bureau of Labor Statistics – For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pathway Details

As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.

9027 Computer Science Pathway

 Associate of Science, Pathway – Computer Science

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42)

Recommendations

Area A:

  • Required course: MATH 1112 College Trigonometry (3) or MATH 1113 Precalculus (3) or higher level MATH course.

Area D:

  • Required course: MATH 2211 Calculus I (4) (or a higher level mathematics course) (One credit hour counts in Area F.)
  • Recommended courses:
    • PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I (3) and PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics I Lab (1)
    • PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II (3) and PHYS 2212L Principles of Physics II Lab (1)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 hours)

  1. Carry over from Areas A and/or D (1-2):
    • Students will carry one additional credit hour over to Area F for each 4-credit-hour mathematics course taken in Area A and/or Area D.
  2. Required courses: (14)
    • CSC 1301 Principles of Computer Science I (4)
    • CSC 1302 Principles of Computer Science II (4)
    • CSC 2510 Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science or MATH 2420 Discrete Mathematics (3)
    • CSC 2720 Data Structures (3)

Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:

  • ASTR 1010 Astronomy of the Solar System (3) and ASTR 1010L Astronomy of the Solar System Lab (1)
  • ASTR 1020 Stellar and Galactic Astronomy (3) and ASTR 1020L Stellar and Galactic Astronomy Lab (1)
  • BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L
  • BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L
  • BIOL 2107 Principles of Biology I (3) and BIOL 2107L Principles of Biology I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 2108 Principles of Biology II (3) and BIOL 2108L Principles of Biology II Lab (1)
  • CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I (3) and CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II (3) and CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry II Lab (1)
  • CSC 2920 Ethical and Social Issues in Computing  (3)
  • GEOL 1121 Introductory Geology I (3) and GEOL 1121L Introductory Geology I Lab (1)
  • GEOL 1122 Introductory Geology II (3) and GEOL 1122L Introductory Geology II Lab (1)
  • MATH 2212 Calculus of One Variable II (4)
  • All new students who begin the Computer Science pathway Fall 2017 or after will need to meet additional Computer Science major eligibility requirements to transition to the B.S. program in Computer Science at the Atlanta campus. Please see Major Eligibility Requirement for the B.S. degree in the  bachelor level Undergraduate Catalog.
  • CSC 2720 Data Structures is a required course in Area G for the B.S. in Computer Science at Georgia State University’s Atlanta campus. Students who transition to the B.S. in Computer Science at Georgia State University will be required to complete an Area F elective to substitute for CSC 2720 when it is moved into Area G. Please note this will not result in the loss of any credit hours or require students to take additional credit hours when they transition to the B.S. degree at the Atlanta campus.
  • Students who continue to the B.S. in Computer Science at Georgia State University-Atlanta will be required to complete MATH 2212.
  • All separate lecture and lab course combinations (e.g., BIOL 2107 and BIOL 2107L; CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211K) are commonly offered as a combined course at Georgia State University-Atlanta (e.g., BIOL 2107K; CHEM 1211K. The combined (K) courses and separate lecture and lab (L) courses cover the same subject matter and are considered equivalent courses.

Description

Contacts

Admissions
For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

Dr. Cynthia Lester
Department Chair of Computer Science and Engineering
678-891-2850
clester6@gsu.edu

Vertilee Henry
Administrative Support
vhenry2@gsu.edu
678-891-2850

Clarkston Campus

Donna Brouillette
Associate Chair
678-891-3710
dbrouillette@gsu.edu

Dr. Anant Honkan
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
ahonkan@gsu.edu

Sahithya Reddivari
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
sreddivari@gsu.edu

Taylor Shapero
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
tshapero@gsu.edu

Dunwoody Campus

Betty Benardo
Associate Chair
770-274-5310
bbenardo@gsu.edu

Lei Gu
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
lgu2@gsu.edu

Dongjin Kim
Regents Engineering Pathways Program (REPP) Faculty Coordinator
dkim112@gsu.edu

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