Associate of Science with a Computer Science Emphasis

Program Summary:

An Associate of Science degree with a Computer Science emphasis provides a quality educational experience to students. This degree exposes students to various general disciplines, as well as concepts related in the field of Computer Science. This degree program will prepare students for entry-level jobs in the Computer Science field, or allow them to further their studies in the US higher education system. This program prepares students to obtain a four-year degree by meeting the requirements for the first two years of a Bachelor's degree.

This program has an emphasis in Computer Science, which prepares students to pursue a career in computer science, engineering, or any related field. After completing this degree, students can find employment in their area, or they may continue with their education and complete a four-year degree at The American Campus.

Application Requirements:
  1. Complete TAC application form
  2. Submit photo ID (passport preferred)
  3. Submit official copy of secondary school results: Transcripts, O-level results, or A-level results
    *Students may apply by uploading soft copies of documents but must provide original hard copies upon acceptance into a degree program.
  4. Submit proof of competence in the English language with one of the following:
  • TOEFL internet-based (iBT) exam score of: 500 on the paper-based test, 173 on the computer-based test, or 61 on the internet-based test.
    *Scores more than two years old are not accepted.
  • IELTS score of 5.5 overall band score with a minimum of 5.0 on each sub scale
    *Scores more than two years old are not accepted.
  • Students who completed high school in the English language are eligible for an alternative English Interview and Essay in place of TOEFL or IELTS Examinations. Contact for more instructions regarding TAC’s English Interview and Essay for this program.
Potential Career Paths:
  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Information Technology Consultant
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Computer Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
Course List:

Year 1:

Semester 1:

  • WRIT 101 College Writing I
  • M 121 College Algebra
  • PHIL 101 Intro to Philosophy
  • BIOB 101 Discover Biology

Semester 2:

  • PHIL 110 Ethics
  • PHSX 105 Fundamentals of Physical Science
  • PHSX 106 Fundamentals of Physical Science Lab
  • PYSX 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • CSCI 100 Introduction to Programming

Year 2:

Semester 3:

  • WRIT 201 College Writing II
  • ARTH 160 Global Visual Culture: Art Appreciations
  • ENSC 105 Environmental Science
  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • CSCI 111 Programming with Java I

Semester 4:

  • CRWR 240 Intro to Creative Writing
  • STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics
  • SOCI 201 Social Problems
  • PSY 300 Abnormal Psychology
  • CSCI 210 Web Programming
Estimated Cost:
International Students (USD)
Year 1Year 2
Living Expenses1,8001,800
Yearly Total10,70010,650
Grand Total21,350
Mauritian Students (MUR)
Year 1Year 2
Yearly Total314,000314,000
Grand Total628,000