May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Information Science & Programming Transfer Pathway (AA)

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The Computer Information Science transfer pathway offers a broad and flexible curriculum that emphasizes core computer science programming languages. This program provides preparation for continued studies toward a Bachelor’s of Science degree at an accredited institution for those students interested in professional work in business, industry, or government.  Students should work with their advisor to outline the specific coursework for transfer. 

Symbol(s) Translation:

(T►) - Kansas Regents System Wide Transfer Course 
($) - Special Funding Identifier

PROGRAM MAP - Computer Information Science & Programming (AA)  


Pathway Code: CISC

Kansas General Education Core Requirements (35 hours)

Successfully completing 35 hours of approved coursework in the following designated categories will fulfill the requirements of meeting the Kansas System-wide General Education Core.

Basic Skills - English, Communications and Math (12 hours)

Complete 6 credits of English, 3 credits of Communications and at least 3 credits of a College-level Math course that’s most appropriate for the degree and transfer pathway.

Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)

Complete one 5 credit Lab Science from approved  Lab Science Elective(s)   (BIO, CHM, GEO, and PHS).

Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)

Complete courses from 2 Different Departments from approved Social Science Elective(s)   (ANT, ECO, GEG, POL, PSY, SOC).

Arts & Humanities (6 hours)

Complete courses from 2 Different Departments from approved Humanities Elective(s)  (ART, FOL, HIS, HUM, LIT, MIN, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included. 

Additional Institution Core Requirements (6 hours)

Pathway Electives (27 hours)*

The Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 27 hours of Pathway electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses to complete within this block. 

PSY6720 - First Year Experience (FYE) is highly recommended as an elective for students enrolled in this pathway.


Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley degree; however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.

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