Programmer- Montgomery, AL- Faulkner University

Online Associate of Science in Computer & Information Science

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By exploring the foundational elements of computer and information science, Faulkner University’s online Associate of Science in Computer and Information Science degree program offers an excellent starting point for students seeking to further their education or explore careers in the technology sector. All materials and lectures are delivered electronically, offering the flexibility needed to balance your busy everyday life with education. And as with every Faulkner program, you’ll receive a faith-based education in line with the university’s mission and values.

What Does the Program Cover?

The online Associate of Science in Computer and Information Science program at Faulkner features a thorough core curriculum that blends Christian teaching with such subjects as mathematics, science and communication literacy. Students will also dig deep into certain major-specific topics, like computer programming language, database concepts, software design and much more.

Why Pursue Computer Science?

A degree in computer and information science can prepare you for a career in any number of fields, as the problem solving and critical thinking skills bestowed by our program are required across countless industries. Furthermore, computer technology is evolving rapidly, making the program an ideal choice for students always on the lookout for new challenges. Promising careers commonly pursued by computer and information science graduates include:

  • Software developer
  • Computer systems analyst or engineer
  • Network systems administrator
  • Web developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Business intelligence analyst

How Does Faulkner’s Online Education Work?

This fully online degree program can be pursued full-time or part-time, based on each student’s individual needs. If desired, once you’ve received the degree, you’ll have the option of transferring to a B.S. in computer and information science program in junior standing, though you’ll be required to complete further core requirements per the baccalaureate program. Learn more about computer and information science coursework by contacting Faulkner University, or apply to this program online today.

Core Curriculum


Christian Literacy

Life of Christ (BI 1211/1311) 2
Book of Acts (BI 1214/1314) 2
Pentateuch (BI 2202/2302) 2
Bible Elective – lower level 2

Cultural Heritage Literacy

Western Cultural Heritage (HU 1310, 1320) 6
American Cultural Heritage (HY 2320) 3

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy

Mathematics (MH 1340) 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Physical Science Elective 3

Information and Communication Literacy

Composition and Literature
English Composition I & II (EH 1301 & 1302) 6
Communication: Speech Communication (EH 1303) 3
Technology: Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences (CSIS 1301) 3

Personal and Social Literacy

Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) 3
Social or Behavioral Science 3
Computer, Ethics and Society (CSIS 2315)

Professional and Major Field


General Electives


Computer and Information Science Major Requirements

Computer Programming I (CSIS 1305)
Computer Programming II (CSIS 2306)
Introduction to Database Concepts (CSIS 2350)
Introduction to Requirements Analysis and Software Design (CSIS 2360)
Introduction to Visual Programming (CSIS 2376)

Total Minimum Hours Required AS in CIS Degree Requirements


Admission Requirements

Prospective students wishing to enroll in an associate degree program must be a qualified high school graduate who has completed a high school curriculum and received a regular high school diploma, or has a General Education Development (GED) Certificate. Applicants out of high school for more than five years are not required to provide ACT or SAT scores. If out of high school for less than five years, a minimum ACT score of 18 or SAT score of 1290 is required for admission. Applicants who do not satisfy these requirements can apply for conditional admission. You must forward official transcripts from all schools previously attended.

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