Graduates of the Computer Science program are prepared for careers as programmers.
The major in Computer Science leads to Associate in Science (AS) degree, and is appropriate for those students interested in mathematics and/or computer science who plan to transfer to a senior college for further study in computer science. The program is administered by the Math, Engineering and Computer Science Department. Graduating students will be prepared for careers as programmers for business and/or scientific applications.
In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation. Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:
In your first semester, your First Year Seminar (FYS) professor is your advisor. In your second semester and beyond, you can log in to My LaGuardia to contact advisor(s) or make an appointment. Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.
Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree program, Computer Science students will be prepared for careers as computer programmers.
Computer programmers write code and create software based on the ideas and designs of software developers.
Explore career possibilities on Career Connect. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2015 annual median pay for computer programmers was $79,530.
Current Students Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.
Prospective Students Review the Computer Science Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.
Degree MapUse the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio.
Selecting Flexible Core CoursesThe courses you should take to satisfy the Pathways Flexible Core depends upon many factors, including: schools you are considering transferring to, your academic strengths and interests, and credits that you have earned from previous colleges. It is also important to note that some Pathways Flexible Core courses will also satisfy LaGuardia’s Urban Study requirement.
Computer Science Majors are advised to select the following courses to complete the Flexible Core requirements:
First Year, Fall I
First Year, Fall II
First Year, Spring I
Second Year, Spring II
Second Year, Fall I
Second Year, Fall II
Second Year, Spring I
See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs.
An articulation agreement, also know as transfer
agreements, is a pathway between two or more colleges or universities and their
academic programs. Almost all credits from the sending institution are accepted
at the receiving institution.
LaGuardia Community College’s Computer
Science major is articulated with City
Tech University Computer Systems program. Students must maintain a GPA of a
2.0 (or higher) in order to transfer. View the articulation agreement for details.