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Computer Programming AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Steven Robinett

Program Faculty: Cheryl Simpson

This degree prepares students for employment as a computer programmer; developing web, desktop and enterprise applications.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of computer programming and data structures.
  • Understand the languages for web and enterprise applications such as Java, Python, PHP, and JavaScript.
  • Understand data modeling, database design, and structured query language (SQL).
  • Have proficiency in web server administration and application development environments.
  • Understand the software life-cycle, classical and current methodologies and best practices.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees $6,900
Application Fee $30
Books/Supplies $1,739
Total $8,669


Fall 2020 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

First Year
CSCI 100 Intro to Programming *,+ 3
CSCI 105 Computer Fluency + 3
CSCI 181 Web Design and Programming + 4
M 121 College Algebra **,+ 3
One of the following:
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
WRIT 121 Intro to Technical Writing **,+ 3

First Year
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business + 3
CAPP 156 MS Excel *,+ 3
CSCI 111 Programming with Java I *,**,+ 3
CSCI 240 Databases and SQL *,+ 3
ITS 210 Network OS - Desktop *,+ 3

Second Year
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
CSCI 132 Basic Data Structures and Algorithms *,+ 4
CSCI 211 Client Side Programming *,+ 3
STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics **,+ 4

Second Year
CSCI 213 Web Programming Techniques *,+ 3
CSCI 223 Software Development *,+ 3
CSCI 232 Data Structures and Algorithms *,+ 3
ITS 224 Introduction To Linux *,+ 4
Select one of the following:
CSCI 298 Internship *,+ 3
CSCI 299 Programming Capstone *,+ 3
Total Credits61


Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.