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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Computer Science and Software Systems Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide

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To use this planning guide, check the Class Schedule.

Where does my path start?

There are two paths to transfer for this major depending on your personal preferences:

A) A highly prescribed degree plan using Associate in Computer Science, DTA/MRP Planning Guide.

B)  A more general Associate degree using the Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) with a Computer Science and Software Systems concentration.

Use the Associate in Arts, AA-DTA Planning Guide  with the information below, or the Associate in Computer Science, DTA/MRP Planning Guide  to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits

Communication (10 Credits)

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Select one of the following courses:

CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 HIST& 220 , HIST 245 , HUM 105 , MCS 105 PSYC 230 , SOC 270 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended:  MATH& 151 .

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits

Humanities (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: World Language if reequired for University admission or graduation.

Natural Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Strongly recommended: PHYS& 221 , PHYS& 222 , and MATH& 152 .

Social Sciences (15 Credits)

Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: ECON& 201  

General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits

Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: BIOL& 213 , CHEM 171 /CHEM 181 , CHEM 172 /CHEM 182 , CHEM 173 /CHEM 183 , MATH& 146 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , PHIL& 120 , PHYS& 116 . Strongly recommended: CS& 141 , CS 143 , MATH& 163 , and PHYS& 223 .

Where can I go for help?

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229  206-546-4559 advising@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/advising

Tiff Meier  206-546-6953 tmeier@shoreline.edu Rm 5231

International Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302  206-546-4697 ieadvisors@shoreline.edu  www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Computer Science Faculty Advisors

Crystal Hess  206-546-7626 chess@shoreline.edu Rm 2813
Alison Armstrong  206-546-4698 Alison.armstrong@shoreline.edu Rm 2810
Kayla Jang  206-546-4550 ysjang@shoreline.edu Rm 2808
Stephanie Bartlett  206-546-4579 sbartlett@shoreline.edu Rm 5352

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

Major Information General Transfer Information
Bellevue College https://bellevuecollege.edu/transfer
Central Washington University* - Des Moines http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Central Washington University* - Lynnwood http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Central Washington University http://cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-student
Eastern Washington University - Bellevue https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/transfer/
Pacific Lutheran University https://www.plu.edu/admission-transfer/
Saint Martin’s University http://tinyurl.com/j3pktl2
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University http://tinyurl.com/z3kjpcm
The Evergreen State College https://evergreen.edu/admissions/criteria
University of Washington - Bothell https://www.uwb.edu/admissions/apply/transfer
University of Washington - Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
University of Washington - Tacoma http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/admissions/transfer-admission
Washington State University -Pullman http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Western Washington University https://admissions.wwu.edu/transfer

*Central Washington’s degree program a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management (IATM).

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