Computer Technology- Associate in Applied Science

For more information contact the regional campus coordinator for computing programs: on the Hamilton campus at 301 Mosler Hall, 513-785-3132.

The computer technology major continuation option is designed for students who wish to earn an associate degree at the regional campuses and ultimately obtain a bachelor's degree in one of three computing programs that can be completed at the Oxford campus. It allows students to complete an Associate Degree in Applied Science by taking approximately half of the courses for a bachelor's degree in one of the following majors: Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering. After completing the associate degree, students may relocate to the Oxford campus and continue with junior standing. Students who wish to find employment after completing this associate degree are prepared for positions such as computer programmers, system support personnel and other technical computing positions.

Program Requirements

(62 Semester hours)

Foundation Requirements
Select the following:
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
MTH 151Calculus I4
MTH 231Elements of Discrete Mathematics3
or MTH 331 Proof: Introduction to Higher Mathematics
Natural Science Electives8-10
Select two of the following six options:
Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity
Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory I
General Physics II
and General Physics Laboratory II
Social Science Elective3
STC 135Principles of Public Speaking3
or APC 231 Small Group Communication
Core Requirements
CEC 111Imagination, Ingenuity and Impact I2
CEC 112Imagination, Ingenuity, and Impact II2
CSE 174Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming3
CSE 271Object-Oriented Programming3
CSE 274Data Abstraction and Data Structures3
Other Requirements 1
CSE Electives (9 credit hours required)9
Introduction to Cybersecurity
Introduction to Software Engineering
Software Requirements
Software Engineering for User Interface and User Experience Design
Technology, Ethics, and Global Society
Special Topics
Optimization Modeling
Systems I: Introduction to Systems Programming
Math/Statistics Electives (6 credit hours required)6
Introduction to Linear Algebra
Differential Equations for Engineers
Calculus II
Calculus II
Calculus III
Applied Statistics
Nonparametric Statistics
Miami Plan 2023 Electives (see advisor) 210
Total Credit Hours62-64

Substitutions for these electives are available with the approval of the department chair or chief department advisor. Some courses may be offered only at the Oxford campus.


Miami Plan elective courses are intended to represent any other course requirements as needed to fulfill Miami's Liberal Education requirements and graduation requirements. Students should consult their academic advisor and choose courses consistent with current requirements, as indicated in each student's DAR.

Restriction on courses that can be taken Credit/No Credit: All computer science and software engineering courses (CSE), all required mathematics, and the courses that comprise the student's year of science must be taken for a grade.