Computer Science Pre-major for Associate in Arts

Program Coordinator: Ivan Temesvari, 847-376-7065, itemesva@oakton.edu

The following Pre-major is recommended for students who are considering completing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Computer Science after transferring to a four-year institution. It is designed for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to consult the Office of Advising, Transitions, and Student Success and the transfer institution’s catalog to select courses that will meet both Oakton and transfer institution requirements.

For more information on course selection or program-specific advising, contact the program coordinator. Part time students should also consult the Office of Advising, Transition, and Student Success for part-time Pre-major recommendations. General Education courses should be selected from the list of IAI General Education Courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester OneHours
EGL 101 Composition I 3
CIS 101 Introduction To Computer Information Systems 3
MAT 143
Finite Mathematics
or Calculus For Business And Social Science
4
Select one of the following: 3-4
Note: At least one science course with lab is required for degree completion  
Introduction to Life Science (lab)  
Human Genetics (non-laboratory course)  
Introduction to Environmental Science (lab) 1  
Plants and Society  
General College Biology I (lab)  
 Hours14
Semester Two
EGL 102 Composition II 3
SPE 103 Effective Speech 3
SOC 101
Introduction To Sociology 2
or American Government
3
Select one of the following: 3
C++ Computer Science I  
Java Computer Science I  
Python Computer Science I  
Select one of the following: 3-4
Note: At least one science course with lab is required for degree completion  
Introduction To Weather And Climate  
Physical Geography  
A Survey Of Oceanography  
Environmental Geology  
Descriptive Astronomy  
College Physics I (lab)  
Introductory Chemistry (lab)  
Elements of Chemistry (lab)  
General College Chemistry I (lab)  
 Hours15
Second Year
Semester One
MAT 144 Discrete Mathematics 3
ECO 201
Principles of Macroeconomics
or Principles of Microeconomics
3
Select one of the following: 3
C++ Data Structures  
Java Data Structures  
Python Data Structures  
Select one of the following: 3
Networking Essentials  
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence  
Computer Architecture And Organization  
Software Cybersecurity  
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction To Fiction  
Introduction To Literature  
Introduction to Native American Literature 3  
Logic  
Ethics  
World Religions 1  
Introduction To Philosophy  
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies  
 Hours15
Semester Two
CIS 131
Web Page Development
or Business Statistics
4
CIS 201
Information Systems for Business
or Objects and Algorithms
3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 1  
World Regional Geography 1  
History Of Contemporary Non-Western Civilizations 1  
International Relations 1  
Introduction to Global Studies 1  
Select one of the following: 3
Art History: Art of the Non-Western World 1  
Western Culture and the Arts: Renaissance through the 20th Century  
Music Literature And History  
Select one of the following: 3
African-American Culture and the Arts 2  
Women and Creativity 2  
 Hours16
 Total Hours60

Note: Pre-major is a recommended sequence and selection of courses. For degree requirements see Associate in Arts (A.A.)