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AA: Specialized Curriculum Area

Computer Studies

Computer Studies
Associate of Arts
  • 60 credits
  • Transfer up to 45 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • $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 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication

(3 Credits, DATA 200)

General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences

(3 Credits, CMIS 102)

AA Curriculum Area
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication

(3 Credits, MATH 105)

General Education: Math
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication

(3 Credits, IFSM 300)

AA Curriculum Area
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
11 Take these courses simultaneously:

(3 Credits, BIOL 101)

(1 Credit, BIOL 102)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
(3 Credits, PSYC 100)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
(3 Credits, HIST 156)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
(3 Credits, ECON 201)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences

(3 Credits, IFSM 301)

AA Curriculum Area

(3 Credits, CSIA 300)

AA Curriculum Area

(3 Credits, IFSM 330)

AA Curriculum Area

(3 Credits, IFSM 304)

AA Curriculum Area

(3 Credits, IFSM 380)

AA Curriculum Area
20 4 credits of elective courses Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Associate Degree Requirements

See the requirements for UMGC's Associate of Arts degree, which requires the completion of a minimum of 60 credits.

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