2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate 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: (1) Computer Science, (2) Cybersecurity  , (3) Data Management,  (4) Information Technology, (5) Network and Security, and (6) Software Development. As part of their curriculum, Networking and Security students take Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) courses that prepare them for the CCNA certification exam. Courses offered in the Cybersecurity specialty area prepare students for cybersecurity certification exams. 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’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.

Degree Specific Requirements

Writing Seminar 6 cr.

Complete EN 105  and EN 106  

Math Requirement 3 cr.

Select MA 120 MA 125  or higher math course excluding MA 208 

Liberal Education Requirements

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.

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/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, Aviation, Criminal Justice, Construction, Economics, Education, Engineering, Finance, Human Geogrpahy, Health Care, History, Human Resources, International Business, Information Management, Logistics, Management, Military Science, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Studies, Social Work. 

Graduation Requirements

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

  • 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 core.