Catalog 2021-2022 
    Sep 28, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DWD-AS: Liberal Arts -Computer Science (2 Years)

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Associate of Science Degree


The Computer Science Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement is designed for the student who is planning to transfer to a participating public four-year Colorado college or university that offers this program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]” ), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. Although some courses in which a “D” grade is earned may apply toward the AS degree at Aims (provided they are not in Math, Science, or Computers), they are not guaranteed to transfer. Students may want to check with the next school they plan to attend in order to determine transferability, or may want to repeat those courses to receive a better grade.

Please view the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site for participating institutions and any additional degree requirement details (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation). Students should contact receiving institution for course transferability or additional requirements when selecting courses.

Written Communication:

**ENG 122 or ENG 131 required for Mines

Total Written Communication Credits: 6


Students must complrete Calculus I (GT-MA1). (Additional coursework might be required to meet prerequisite requirements for calculus. Pre-requisite courses may apply toward elective credit hours.)

Total Mathematics Credits: 5

Arts & Humanities:

Select any 2 GT Pathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

**For transfer to Mines, take PHI 218 AND one additional course GT-AH course from the CSM CCCS H&SS Undergraduate Pre-Approved List

Total Arts & Humanities Credits: 6


Select 1 GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1).

**For transfer to Mines, take HIS 247 OR another GT-HI1 course from the CSM CCCS H&SS Undergraduate PreApproved List

Total History Credits: 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Select GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Sciences courses (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3) **For transfer to Mines, take ECO 201 and ECO 202

Total Behavioral & Social Sciences Credits: 6

Natural & Physical Sciences:

Select from GT-SC1/GT-SC2 courses with at least one GTSC1 course.


GT-SC1/GT-SC2 courses in sequence (same discipline) are recommended (and may be required depending on the receiving institution-consult the advising office). Courses must be selected in consultation with the advising office from the community college and from the intended transfer institution, if known. Seven credit minimum; additional credits in this area will be applied toward electives. **For transfer to Mines, select two courses from PHY 211, PHY 212, and CHE 111

GT-SC1 (Natural & Physical Sciences w/Req Lab)

Total Natural & Physical Sciences Credits: 7

Additional Required Courses:

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

  • Credits: 4 *Consult with Pathway Advising to ensure that the courses taken are in the preferred programming language.
  • Credits: 4
  • CSC 225 Computer Architecture/Assembly Language Programming is recommended for the final 4 credits in this section that brings this total to 12. This course is not currently offered at Aims but could be taken elsewhere if this course is desired or needed for a particular receiving institution. 

Total Required Additional Credits: 12


Please note: A total of 15 additional/elective credits are required to complete the Associate Degree with Designation. Some four-year institutions require specific courses on top of the required courses listed above. The total number of credits for these required courses plus free electives must equal at least 15. Please visit Approved Degree Electives 2021-2022  to see approved electives for AS degrees.


*** CSC 234 is available only at certain CCCS institutions. Students planning to transfer to CSU should consult an academic advisor about options for taking this course at Front Range or Arapahoe Community College and transferring the credits back to your home institution. Both CSC 165 and CSC 234 are available through Colorado State University Online as CS220 and CS 253, respectively. Consult your academic advisor about registration and reverse transfer options. For Colorado School of Mines, students are advised to use any remaining free elective credits to take MAT261, CHE111, or PHY212 (CSC165 will be accepted in transfer but the other courses are preferred).  To see full Computer Science AS Articulation Agreement, please visit the following page

Total Elective Credits : 15

Total Credits for A.S. Degree: 60

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