Associate in Science

Liberal Arts (Computer Science Transfer)


Contact Information 

Bonnie Schillinger, department chair
Horton Hall 227/NDSCS-Fargo 138

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Face-to-Face: Fargo
Online: Some Classes

The Computer Science transfer curriculum plan provides articulation to professional programs in computer science. In addition, this plan meets the Liberal Arts Program Purposes listed in the NDSCS Catalog.

If you are creative, a logical thinker, pay attention to detail, are easily motivated, work well on your own and are capable of sound decision-making, you are an excellent candidate for working in the computer area.


NDSCS has hardware and networking labs. Each of these labs has current equipment and software.

Information and Communications Technology students are required to purchase laptop computers. These laptops give students adequate computer access to complete projects and assignments given in class.

The software necessary for the CIS/CSCI classes in this curriculum are included with the textbooks.

Instruction and advising

The instructors for this program have formal educational training, industry training and certifications and work experience in Information Technology. The average class size is 25 students. Most of the computer information systems classes have a lab period which enables students to receive individualized attention when it is needed.

NOTE: This program requires either an HP EliteBook 850 or ZBOOK 15 laptop or equivalent. Please refer to the NDSCS website for specifications. The cost will be approximately $1065.00 for the EliteBook 850 and $2100.00 for the ZBOOK 15, if purchased through NDSCS. For further information, contact the NDSCS ITS Department at 701-671-3333 option 5.

Admission Requirements 

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Helpful courses to prepare for this curriculum are upper-level mathematics classes.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Science degree in Liberal Arts.

Required Courses

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This curriculum meets the North Dakota University System general education requirements as indicated in the NDSCS Catalog under the heading: NDUS General Education Transfer Agreement.

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