Computer Science (CS)
PCC 2012-2013 Catalog: Computer Science
Computer Science Transfer Degree
The Computer Science transfer degree consists of the lower-division coursework of a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Portland Community College does not offer an Associate of Science degree in Computer Science.
Portland Community College has transfer guides with the Computer Science departments of the following four schools:
Transfer students are responsible for contacting their transfer school for up-to-date information on the program they will be articulating into. You are strongly advised to work with an advisor at your transfer school while you complete your lower-division coursework at PCC.
Portland Community College does not offer an Associate's Degree in Computer Science; we are a transfer school only for this major. For that reason, you can not declare Computer Science as your major at PCC.
If you do not yet know what university you wish to transfer to, you should choose the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
If you know what university you wish to transfer to, you should choose the Associate of Science degree.
What will happen if I declare the wrong major?
Starting Fall Term 2012, Student Records will automatically award students their diplomas based on the degree they have declared.
Two possible problems could happen if you declare the wrong major:
1. You might never receive your Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree or Associate of Science Degree.
For exampls, if your declared major was the AAS degree in Computer Information Systems, but you were working towards a transfer degree in Computer Science, our database system would perpetually note you as not completing your degree.
2. You could receive a different degree than the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer or Associate of Science Degree.
For example, if you were to declare the Associate of General Studies (AGS), you would probably finish this degree before you have completed all of the required transfer courses for a bachelor's degree in computer science. You would then automatically be sent your diploma for the AGS and be noted as having graduated. This could cause problems with Financial Aid or other funding sources, who would now see you as having completed your program and thus, no longer in need of aid.
Who do I talk to if I have questions about this?
You can also contact the General Advising offices at any PCC Campus or Center - General Advisors primarily advise students on transfer degrees, so they would understand the differences between these degrees and help you choose the correct one.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our FAQ Page.
To make an appointment with an advisor, please contact Michele Maxwell