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Associate of Arts

Computer Studies

Computer Studies
Associate of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 60 credits
  • Transfer up to 45 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
TUITION
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Build your expertise in IT, information systems, computer science, software development, and more.

Gain knowledge and expertise in computer studies in this UMGC Associate of Arts specialized curriculum area. Gain introductory knowledge in programming, problem solving, or algorithm design, and then take a variety of courses that are applicable to a bachelor’s degree in a computing-related field.

Total Credits Required: 60

Curriculum Courses: 25 Credits

  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)
    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)
    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)
    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)
    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course
  • 21 credits of computer studies-related coursework, chosen from any CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, DATA, IFSM, or SDEV courses for which you meet the prerequisites

General Education Courses: 35 Credits

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(3 Credits, PACE 111T)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
3


(1 Credit, LIBS 150)

General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
4

Take any 3-credit computer course. If you have chosen an optional pathway, take a course that aligns with your selected pathway:

  • Cloud Computing:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 202)
  • Computer User Support:
    (3 Credits, CMIS 102)
  • Cybersecurity:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 202)
  • Data Analytics:
    (3 Credits, DATA 200)
  • Information Technology:
    (3 Credits, CMIS 102)
  • Immersive Design:
    (3 Credits, CMST 290)
  • Software Development:
    (3 Credits, CMIS 102)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5


(3 Credits, NUTR 100)

General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6

Take any 3-credit computer course. If you have chosen an optional pathway, take a course that aligns with your selected pathway:

  • Cloud Computing:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 265)
  • Computer User Support:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 202)
  • Cybersecurity:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 265)
  • Data Analytics:
    (3 Credits, DATA 320)
  • Information Technology:
    (3 Credits, IFSM 201)
  • Immersive Design:
    (3 Credits, CMST 295)
  • Software Development:
    (3 Credits, CMIS 141)
AA Curriculum Area
7


(3 Credits, SPCH 100)

AA Curriculum Area
8

Take
(3 Credits, MATH 105). If you have selected the Data Analytics pathway, take
(3 Credits, STAT 200) instead.

General Education: Math
9


(3 Credits, WRTG 112)

General Education: Communication
10

Choose one of the following courses:


  • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)

  • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)

  • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)

  • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)

  • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
  • A 1-credit course of your choice
AA Curriculum Area
11

Take any 3-credit computer course. If you have chosen an optional pathway, take a course that aligns with your selected pathway:

  • Cloud Computing:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 291)
  • Computer User Support:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 265)
  • Cybersecurity:
    (3 Credits, IFSM 300)
  • Data Analytics:
    (3 Credits, DATA 300)
  • Information Technology:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 202)
  • Immersive Design:
    (3 Credits, CMST 310)
  • Software Development:
    (3 Credits, CMIS 242)
AA Curriculum Area
12
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
13

Take these courses simultaneously:


  • (3 Credits, BIOL 101)

  • (1 Credit, BIOL 102)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
14
(3 Credits, PSYC 100)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
15


(3 Credits, HIST 156)

General Education: Arts & Humanities
16


(3 Credits, ECON 201)

General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17

Take any 3-credit computer course. If you have chosen an optional pathway, take a course that aligns with your selected pathway:

  • Cloud Computing:
    (3 Credits, IFSM 300)
  • Computer User Support:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 291)
  • Cybersecurity:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 320)
  • Data Analytics:
    (3 Credits, CSIA 300)
  • Information Technology:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 265)
  • Immersive Design:
    (3 Credits, CMST 311)
  • Software Development:
    (3 Credits, CMIS 320)
AA Curriculum Area
18

Take any 3-credit computer course. If you have chosen an optional pathway, take a course that aligns with your selected pathway:

  • Cloud Computing:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 320)
  • Computer User Support:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 320)
  • Cybersecurity:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 321)
  • Data Analytics:
    (3 Credits, IFSM 330)
  • Information Technology:
    (3 Credits, IFSM 300)
  • Immersive Design:
    (3 Credits, CMST 320)
  • Software Development:
    (3 Credits, CMSC 350)
AA Curriculum Area
19

Take any 3-credit computer course. If you have chosen an optional pathway, take a course that aligns with your selected pathway:

  • Cloud Computing: 
  • Computer User Support:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 326)
  • Cybersecurity:
    (3 Credits, IFSM 304)
  • Data Analytics:
    (3 Credits, IFSM 380)
  • Information Technology:
    (3 Credits, IFSM 301)
  • Immersive Design: CMST 285
  • Software Development:
    (3 Credits, SDEV 300)
AA Curriculum Area
20

Take any 3-credit computer course. If you have chosen an optional pathway, take a course that aligns with your selected pathway:

  • Cloud Computing:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 336)
  • Computer User Support:
    (3 Credits, CMIT 380)
  • Cybersecurity:
    (3 Credits, CSIA 300)
  • Data Analytics:
    (3 Credits, DATA 335)
  • Information Technology:
    (3 Credits, IFSM 304)
  • Immersive Design:
    (3 Credits, CMST 386)
  • Software Development:
    (3 Credits, SDEV 325)
AA Curriculum Area
21 Take any 3-credit computer course chosen from CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA, DATA, IFSM, or SDEV. AA Curriculum Area

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