Associate of Science in Computer & Information Science

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Faulkner University is a Christian institution offering an online Associate of Science in Computer and Information Science degree. The College of Arts and Sciences emphasizes the importance and versatility of an Associate of Science education. The degree allows students to obtain an associate’s degree but also prepares them for entrance into the bachelor degree program in computer and information science.

Program Objectives

The degree program in CSIS provides a good foundation in computer and information science. The AS degree student learns computer programming language and paradigms, such as object-oriented, visual, and database concepts.

Why Choose an Online Computer Science Degree?

Achieving an online computer science degree is both a practical and convenient option for adults looking to finish a degree or open more doors professionally. Because lectures and other materials are sent electronically, assignments are more easily balanced with work and other obligations. Plus, Faulkner University takes a faith-based approach to our curriculum and we hold strong to our values.

With the ever-changing nature of technology, being computer savvy is a significant professional benefit. Studying computer science is valuable to helping solve complex problems that require imaginative thinking. Computer science also helps bring innovation to the workplace, as it is vital to every field of work from business to medicine to entertainment. Many employers also see computer science knowledge as a sign of academic well-roundedness. An exciting and evolving field, an online computer science degree will allow you to make a valuable contribution to whatever career you choose.

Where Can an Online Computer Science Degree Take Me?

Computers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, making an online computer science degree all the more practical. This degree offers a range of career options. Some popular professions include:

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

With a computer science degree, a fulfilling and exciting career is accessible. This quickly growing industry offers excellent job prospects.

Program Design

All the courses are taught online and are available on a part-time or full-time basis. Recipients of the Associate of Science in Computer and Information Science degree can also transfer in junior standing to a BS in computer and information science program. Students who use the AS credits to transfer into the BS program will have to complete additional core requirements listed in the baccalaureate program.

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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