Computer Science at Delta College
Students can begin earning a baccalaureate degree in computer science or a related field by taking courses at Delta College and transferring them to a four-year institution. The low cost, quality instruction, and positive learning environment offered at Delta provides students with the option to complete their first two years (freshman and sophomore) prior to transferring their credits to a four-year university. This can include a two-year associate in science degree prior to the transfer for students desiring to start building academic credentials.
Four-year degree programs in computer science are targeted toward students seeking to study more deeply into computer programming, problem-solving, and software engineering. Computer science degrees traditionally include significant mathematics and science requirements to deepen a student's ability to think critically and solve a variety of problems. Mathematics requirements usually include courses through the calculus level.
Computer science courses at Delta are categorized within the Computer Science & Information Technology (CST) code. The core set of mathematics (MTH) and computer science courses that specifically transfer for computer science are:
- CST 180 C++ Programming
- CST 280 Advanced C++ Programming
- CST 183 Java Programming
- MTH 260 Discrete Mathematics
Along with this core, other CST courses include programming and computing concepts that support degree requirements for transfer institutions. For specific CST and MTH course descriptions, visit the course descriptions link.
Articulation agreements currently exist between Delta and numerous four-year universities. These are designed for students to earn 62 credits at Delta College and then transfer to a four-year college or university. Program of Study Guide Sheets that outline the required/recommend courses are available in the Delta ColIege Counseling Center. If you complete either the Associate in Arts degree or the Associate in Science degree at Delta, you will have completed the requirements for transferability to participating universities. In addition to articulation, agreements are in place for course-by-course transfer to universities. For more information about Delta computer science program articulation or course transfer, visit the following links:
Basic Course Transfer Equivalencies
Transfer students should closely study course offerings at Delta along with their desired transfer institutions. Students are also encouraged to contact the Delta College Counseling and Advising Center for specific information and advice on computer science transfer.
Students can enroll at Delta to begin four-year programs in study areas closely related to computer science. Computer information systems (CIS) includes in-depth programming courses, but is primarily focused on business applications and business information system development and management. Computer engineering programs allow students to study computer software as well as the engineering required to design and build digital hardware. Degrees in both of these areas are currently offered at Michigan universities and Delta can be your starting point for each.
Finally, Delta College will soon a set two-year degrees designed for students to directly enter the work place. For information about these degrees, visit the CST homepage. .