Rowan College at Gloucester County

Computer Science (A.S.)

​​​​​​​Description

The Computer Science program provides the first two years of concentrated study for students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree. Foundations in programming and problem solving, data representation and algorithms, object-oriented programming, computer organization and assembly language programming are part of the curriculum, fulfilling the core competencies of critical thinking and information technology. Although the program primarily is designed for students transferring to a four-year university, after successful completion of the program students also will find career opportunities in computer science and information technology areas.

Program Goals

Students who have completed the program will be able to:

  • Learn fundamental principles, theories and analytical skills to solve computing problems throughout the program
  • Analyze, design, choose the interface, code, test and debug to effectively develop error-free computer programs
  • Learn computer architecture, software design and programming that are most widely used in engineering, science and technology-related fields
  • Identify, formulate and solve problems and learn to adapt to evolving computer languages, systems and industry standards

Admissions

Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

Program Classes

Download the Program Requirements to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

Please view the RCGC Catalog for class descriptions.

Visit the Class Schedule Listing to view the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Current students please visit rcgc.edu/advisement to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit rcgc.edu/appointments to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.
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Transfer Opportunities

Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —​ immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.

Some of our students in this program have transferred to the following four-year institutions:

  • Drexel University

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • Rutgers University

  • University of Maryland – University College

Please visit the CAP Center to discuss transfer options.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete an advanced degree will qualify for employment as:

  • Computer support specialists

  • Computer programmers

  • Computer systems analysts

  • Software developers

Find out where U.S. News & World Report​ rates these jobs in U.S. News' 100 ​Best Jobs.

Please visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.

Disclaimer:
The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.