Program Overview

The Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer degree is intended for students interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in Computer Science, or similar major. Additionally, the AS-T courses in Computer Science give students foundational experience in principles and practices in Computer Science and Programming that are appropriate preparation for a variety of scientific disciplines.

Students completing an AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements. A grade of "C" or better, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

To earn an AS-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
  3. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students should consult with their counselor before enrolling in a major course on a Pass/No Pass basis, as some CSUs may have limitations on which major courses can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral Communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements. For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.

Program Requirements

Complete Core Courses, 30 units Units
COMP 250 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming: C++ 3 units
COMP 252 Data Structures: C++ 3 units
COMP 256 Computer Architecture and Assembly Language 3 units
COMP 262 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science 3 units
MATH 251 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5 units
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 5 units
PHYS 250 Physics with Calculus I 4 units
PHYS 260 Physics with Calculus II 4 units
Total Required Major Units: 30

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Up to a total of (7) major course units may be double counted to apply to meet IGETC general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.


Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.