About the Program
The Computer Science degree at CCBC provides opportunities for students who wish to continue their studies at a four-year institution in fields such as computer science, computer information sciences, or information systems management. Students who choose this curriculum and desire to transfer courses to a four-year institution should talk with the program coordinator and/or an academic advisor. Since four-year institutions vary in their requirements, it is strongly recommended that students also contact the appropriate department at the intended transfer institution. Program electives can then be selected to meet the requirements of the specific transfer institution.
Transfer agreements are in place with Towson University, The Johns Hopkins University, Villa Julie College, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the University of Maryland, University College.
What’s the difference between Computer Science and Computer Information Systems?
Computer-related disciplines have developed to include two broad areas of knowledge: Computer science and computer information systems. The programs and courses offered by this department reflect this situation. Concisely stated, computer science deals within a framework of mathematics, algorithms, and technology, whereas computer information systems is more organizational and applications oriented. The computer science graduate will be more involved with algorithm formulation, software development and hardware design, while the computer information systems graduate will interact with organizational functions in designing and implementing computer applications. Both computer science and computer information systems graduates typically obtain similar entry-level positions as computer programmers, systems analysts, or related jobs. The difference between computer science and computer information systems become more distinct as graduates progress on the job or as they prepare for graduate study.
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