2022-2023 University Catalog 
    Feb 23, 2024  
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information and Computer Science, A.S.

Requirements For: A.S. Major – 29-30 hours, 2.0 gpa

The Information and Computer Science (ICS) curriculum prepares students for a broad range of computer opportunities in industry as well as in graduate studies. ICS students choose one or more specialty areas from among these options:  Computer Science Information Technology ,  Network Security ,  Software Development  and Web Development . As part of their curriculum, Network Security  students take Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) courses that prepare them for the CCNA certification exam. Depending on their chosen specialty area, ICS graduates are well prepared for these industry positions: applications programmer, systems analyst, information technology specialist, database analyst, network analyst, web programmer, software engineer, and cybersecurity specialist.        

The CSIS Department works with Park University’s Career Development Center in helping to place students in computer internship positions. The CSIS Department actively encourages students to work in such internship positions and considers internships to be an integral part of the ICS curriculum.

Liberal Education Requirements 24 cr.

Math Requirement 3 cr.

Choose one of the following: 

Humanities Requirement 6 cr.

Complete 6 hours from any of the following disciplines: 

Art, Communications, English, Foreign Language, Music, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Religion, or Theatre. 

Natural Science Requirement 6 cr.

Complete 6 hours from any of the following disciplines: 

Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Fitness and Wellness, Information Systems, Physical Geography, Geology, Math, Natural Science, Physics, Surveying.

Natural Science/Social Science/Humanities 3 cr.

Complete an addition 3 hours of humanities, natural science, or social science in the following disciplines: 
Those listed under natural science or humanities or Accounting, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Construction, Economics, Education, Engineering, Finance, Human Geography, Health Care, History, Human Resources, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Studies, Social Work. 

Graduation Requirements

Park University confers the Associates of Arts and Associate of Science degrees at selected locations when a candidate has satisfied the following conditions:

  • LE100 First-Year Seminar  (required for alll incoming first-time freshmen and highly encouraged for transfer students)
  • Presentation of a minimum of sixty (60) earned credit hours.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 for Park University courses. (Some majors may require a higher cumulative GPA.)
  • Satisfaction of all requirements for a major as outlined in this catalog.
  • Completion of degree specific requirements.
  • Completion of Liberal Education requirements.
  • Completion of 15 earned (A, B, C, D) Park University credit hours in residence. At least nine of these credits must be in the major.
  • Submission of an Application of Graduation.