Focus Area: Computer Science

This is focus area is intended for students who plan to major in Computer Science at a 4 year college or university, after completion of their associate's degree at St. Louis Community College.  Your official degree that you will be pursuing at St. Louis Community College within this focus area is the Associate in Science - General STEM Transfer Studies.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)
or College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
MTH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5MTH 185 or (MTH 160 or MTH 160S and MTH 170) with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
IS 167 C++ Programming I4Reading Proficiency
Elective4 Students should review the academic requirements of their preferred 4-year transfer institution to select courses
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective4 MTH 220 is recommended.
Elective4 IS 267 is recommended.
Elective4 Students should review the academic requirements of their preferred 4-year transfer institution to select courses.
Credit Hours12
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective5 MTH 230 or MTH 212 are recommended.
Elective5 Students should review the academic requirements of their preferred 4-year transfer institution to select courses.
XXX xxxMOTR Natural Science with Lab4 BIO 111, BIO 140, CHM 105, PHY 111, and PHY 122 are recommended.
Elective4 Students should review the academic requirements of their preferred 4-year transfer institution to select courses.
Credit Hours18
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
XXX xxxMOTR Natural Science with Lab3  
Elective4 Students should review the academic requirements of their preferred 4-year transfer institution to select courses.
Elective4 Students should review the academic requirements of their preferred 4-year transfer institution to select courses.
XXX xxxSocial & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement  
MCE 100 Missouri Civics Examination0
Credit Hours11
Total Credit Hours57

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor. 

This academic plan is a recommended sequence for this pathway. It serves asgeneral guideline to help you build a course schedule each term that supports your timely completion. The College has made every effort to ensure its accuracy. However, the map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about your degree requirements.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079This fulfills the written communications requirement.
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)
or Small Group Communication (MOTR COMM 125)
or Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
or Interpersonal Communication (MOTR COMM 120)
3Concurrent enrollment in ENG 070 or Reading ProficiencyThis fulfills part of the elective requirement.
MTH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5MTH 185 or (MTH 160 or MTH 160S and MTH 170) with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading ProficiencyThis fulfills the mathematics requirement.
MOTR Foreign Language4 This fulfills part of the elective requirement.
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)3ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyThis fulfills part of the elective requirement.
XXX xxxSocial and Behavioral Science MOTR Elective3 This fulfills part of the elective requirement.
MTH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II5MTH 210 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading ProficiencyThis fulfills part of the elective requirement.
MOTR Foreign Language4 This fulfills part of the elective requirement.
Credit Hours15
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MCE 100 Missouri Civics Examination0
HST 101 United States History to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101)
or United States History from 1865 to the Present (MOTR HIST 102)
or African American History through Reconstruction (MOTR HIST 101AA)
or African American History from Reconstruction to the Present (MOTR HIST 102AA)
or Introduction to American Politics (MOTR POSC 101)
3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079This fulfills the civics requirement.
Credit Hours3
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
XXX xxxMOTR Natural Science Elective4-5 Science courses must be from two different disciplines. See recommended courses listed below.
IS 167 C++ Programming I4Reading ProficiencyThis fulfills part of the elective requirement.
PHL 103 World Religions (MOTR RELG 100)
or World Literature (MOTR LITR 200)
3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079This fulfills part of the elective requirement and satisfies UMSL's cultural diversity requirement.
MTH 215 Linear Algebra3MTH 210 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading ProficiencyThis fulfills part of the elective requirement. Foreign Language courses are required for all Bachelor of Arts degrees at UMSL. If a student intends to major in the Bachelor of Science in Biology, other options could be any MOTR Humanities or COM 107. Check with an advisor for the best option.
Credit Hours14-15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
XXX xxxMOTR Natural Science Elective4-5 Science courses must be from two different disciplines. See recommended courses listed below.
IS 267 C++ Programming II4IS 167 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyThis fulfills part of the elective requirement.
XXX xxxMOTR Social and Behavioral Science Elective3 This fulfills part of the elective requirement.
Elective3 See Advisor for recommendation.
Credit Hours14-15
Total Credit Hours61-63

Natural Science Elective

MOTR BIOL Discipline
BIO 110General Zoology (MOTR BIOL 100LZ)4
BIO 111Introductory Biology I (MOTR BIOL 100L)4
BIO 124General Botany I (MOTR BIOL 100LB)4
BIO 140Principles of Biology I (MOTR BIOL 150L)5
MOTR CHEM Discipline
CHM 105General Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)5
MOTR PHYS Discipline
PHY 111College Physics I (MOTR PHYS 150L)4
PHY 122Engineering Physics I (MOTR PHYS 200L)5
PSI 125Introduction to Atmospheric Science (MOTR PHYS 110LAS)4

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.