Associate of Science in Computer Science

Computer Science (AS)*

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science in Computer Science is a transfer degree and contains the Missouri Higher Education Core Transfer Curriculum (Core 42), including specific general education and computer science courses needed to facilitate transfer. This academic guide is based on the 2022-2023 Missouri State University-West Plains Catalog. The time to complete the degree will vary, depending on remediation, summer enrollment, number of classes taken per semester, etc.

Degree Requirements

Written Communications Credit Hours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Writing II: Select three (3) credit hours
  • ENG 210 Writing II: Academic Writing OR
  • ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
Oral Communications Credit Hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Mathematical Sciences Credit Hours
MTH 261 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 5
MTH 280 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II 5
Natural Sciences Credit Hours
PHY 203 Foundations of Physics I (lab) (5) 5

Biology/Biomedical Sciences: Select four (4) credit hours

  • BIO 121 General Biology I (4) OR
  • BMS 110 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences (4)


Social and Behavioral Science Credit Hours
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Civics: Select three (3) credit hours
  • HST 121 Survey of US History to 1877 OR
  • HST 122 Survey of US History Since 1877 OR
  • PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship
Humanities and Fine Art Credit Hours

BUS 170 Business Ethics


Select three (3) credit hours from the list of approved Humanities and Fine Arts Core 42 courses.

Institutional Requirements Credit Hours
CIS 101 Computers for Learning 3
IDS 110 Student Success 2
Computer Science Requirements Credit Hours
CSC 130 The World of Computer Science 3
CSC 131 Computational Thinking 4
CSC 232 Data Structures 4
CSC 297 Computer Science and Information Technology Capstone 1
Electives: Select 5 credit hours approved by the Computer Science Department 5
Computer Science (AS) Degree Credit Hours
Total Hours Required 60
Degree Notes:
  1. Students should confirm the transferability of courses with their transfer university before completing courses at MSU-WP.
  2. This degree is a transfer degree and contains the Missouri Higher Education Core Transfer Curriculum (Core 42).

*Pending approval