Associate of Science Degree in Computer Science
Associate of Science
Major: Computer Science
Total credits required: 60 semester credits
Hawai‘i Pacific University offers the Associate of Science degree in Computer Science to students enrolled through Military Campus Programs upon completion of 60 semester hours of required and elective subjects. The AS in Computer Science leads directly into the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program, or, alternatively, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Systems. In addition to offering classroom-based instruction, HPU makes the AS in Computer Science degree program available entirely online through Military Campus Programs.
Students who earn the Associate of Science in Computer Science will:
Prepare professionally-styled documents for personal and group productivity.
Develop spreadsheets, data analyses, and charts.
Design and deliver technology-supported presentations.
Understand basic concepts of functions, relations, sets, and counting strategies.
Demonstrate logic and proof techniques in solving problems.
Apply problem-solving techniques for developing algorithms and computer programs.
Demonstrate appropriate use of fundamental programming constructs and data types.
Apply complex data structures, abstraction mechanisms, and object-oriented methodologies.
Understand and apply graphical user interfaces to program solutions.
I GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (15 semester credits)
Communication Skills (3 semester credits)
Both of the following
These courses are required only for students whose placement exams indicate the need for the courses. Some students may be able to go directly into WRI 1100 or a higher Math course. Students who place out of these courses will have unrestricted electives instead.
UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES (11-20* credits)
Students will take enough credits in unrestricted electives to bring the total for the degree to 60 semester credits. *This could reach 23 credits only if the student needs none of the pre-requisite courses and places out of CSCI 1911.
Residency requirement: Students must complete at least 15 semester credits in residence with Hawaii Pacific University; at least six (6) credits must be from the degree’s list of required courses. Non-traditional transfer credits (military and credit by examination) may not exceed 36 hours.
Students who wish to major in multiple Associate degrees must complete at least five (5) additional, unique HPU courses per degree.