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Computer Science and Information Systems Transfer

Our computer science and technologies degrees are designed to transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements and see below for more information. 

Computer Science-Related Majors

  • Computer Engineering: This program provides students with the knowledge to design and build computer systems that meet a wide range of information processing requirements. The course of study includes hardware design and software systems, theory and applications of computers, mathematics, physics, chemistry, electrical signals and circuits, logic design, computer architecture, operating systems, database systems, data communications, microprocessors, computer programming, and artificial intelligence.  Typically requires MATH 181 & 182 Calculus I & II, MATH 280 Multivariable Calculus, Physics PHYS 161-263, Engineering Science courses ENES, CHEM 135 Chemistry for Engineers for transfer to University of Maryland, College Park ONLY, or CHEM 131 & 132 for transfer to UMBC or other schools, and CMSC 203 & 204 Computer Science I & II, CMSC 207 Discrete Structures.  Check each institution for specific requirements. 
  • Computer Science: A traditional computer science curriculum includes courses in data structures and algorithms, operating systems, databases, programming languages, and software engineering. This concentration builds a solid foundation of computing theories with their applications in mind.   Typically requires MATH 181 & 182 Calculus I & II, CMSC 207 Discrete Structures, CMSC 243 Systems Analysis & Design, and CMSC 203 & 204 Computer Science I & II.
  • Networking and Information Security: Focuses on concepts & skills related to design and management of computer networks. Courses include computer architecture, data communications, local area networks, inter/intra networking, and network security.  See the MC Cybersecurity Advising by Major Page for details.
  • Information Assurance: Closely related to information security and the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Information Assurance also includes reliability and emphasizes strategic risk management over tools and tactics. In addition to defending against hackers & viruses, IA includes other corporate issues such as privacy, compliance, audits, and disaster recovery. While information security draws mainly from computer science, IA is interdisciplinary and draws from multiple fields, including accounting, fraud examination, forensic science, management science, systems engineering, security engineering, and criminology, in addition to computer science.  See the MC Cybersecurity Advising by Major Page for details.
  • Information Systems: Emphasizes applications of computer and information systems in businesses. Courses include systems analysis and design, management information systems, Windows programming, other upper-level computer science courses, and courses from the business department such as accounting & principles of management.   Usually requires completion of business courses such as ACCT 221 & 222 Principles of Accounting I & II, ECON 201 & 202, Prin. of Economics I & II, MATH 150 Elementary Applied Calculus  and BSAD 210/MATH117 Statistics.  See each school’s webpage for specific MATH and Computer Science requirements.   
  • Computer Graphics and Gaming: Teaches concepts and skills essential to graphics programming in a popular graphics library such as OpenGL or DirectX, and the design and construction of interactive computer games. Courses include algorithms and data structures, software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, and game design and programming.   

Transfer Requirements

Some computer science majors require completion of 12 credits of science for science majors in addition to computer science courses.  This science requirement exists at schools whose CS programs have ABET accreditation (an engineering and computer science professional association).  Check with each school’s specific major requirements for Computer Science. ABET Programs at Towson and UMBC require 12 credits of lab science in addition to computer science requirements: 

  1. Towson:  A sequence of two lab courses must be taken from physics, biology or chemistry, which must be accepted in that major. One additional 4-unit course or two additional 3-unit courses from physics, biology or chemistry, also accepted in that major, with the requirement that 12 units of science be met.  MC course equivalents:  BIOL 150 & 151 Principles of Biology I & II, CHEM 131 & 132 Principles of Chemistry I & II, PHYS 161 & 262 & 263 General Physics I, II, III. 
  2. UMBC:  Computer science majors must take 12 credits in science courses. Two courses must be from one of the following sequences: BIOL 150 & 151 Principles of Biology I & II, CHEM 131 & 132 Principles of Chemistry I & II, PHYS 161 & 262 & 263 General Physics I, II, III. Detailed requirementsnew window.  Note also that UMBC has a world language requirement for all majors – students must show proficiency to the intermediate level of a language (201-level) – can be fulfilled by high school Level 4 of a language or college courses or proficiency test.
  3. University of Maryland College Park: This program does not have this additional 12-credit science course requirement - students may choose any Gen Ed Lab Science and Non-lab Science (7 credits total).

Students interested in programs at Maryland colleges and universities can use ARTSYS ( to find a list of suggested courses to complete at Montgomery College prior to transfer. 

Computer-Related Majors Offered at Schools within a 50-Mile Driving Radius of Rockville Campus

ABET Accredited Programs: ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Programs marked ABET below typically require additional courses in Science for Science Majors (for example, may require 12 credits from BIOL 150 & 151 Principles of Biology I & II, CHEM 131 & 132 Principles of Chemistry I & II, PHYS 161 & 262 & 263 General Physics I, II, III. Check each ABET program below to read about possible Science requirements in addition to Computer Science courses.

  • American University, D.C. : BS Computer Sciencenew window – Concentrations: Consulting, Computer Science, or Entrepreneurship. Minor in Computer Science
  • Capitol Technology Universitynew window, Laurel, MD: Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Cyber and Information Security, Management of Cyber and Information Technology, Mobile Computing, Software Engineering, Technology and Business Management, Unmanned and Autonomous Systems, Web Development
  • Catholic University of America D.C. : Computer Science window ABET
  • Coppin State Universitynew window, Baltimore, MD: Computer Science
  • Gallaudet Universitynew window, D.C. : Information Technology
  • George Mason Universitynew window, Fairfax, VA: Accelerated BS/MS in Computer Science, BS/MS, Information Technology, Applied Computer Science, Computer Science
  • George Washington Universitynew window Washington, D.C. : Computer Engineering, Computer Science - ABET - options in computer security and information assurance, digital media, bioinformatics, biomedical computing and medical preparation, Integrated Information, Science, and Technology.
  • Georgetown Universitynew window, Washington, D.C. : Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science (BA)
  • Goucher Collegenew window, Baltimore, MD : Computer Science & Mathematics
  • Hood Collegenew window, Frederick, MD: Computer Science; Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Minors in Computer Science, Web Development Also, Certificate in Cybersecurity for CS majors
  • Howard Universitynew window, Washington, D.C.  Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science – ABET - concentrations in Systems and Computer Science, Systems, Gaming and Interactive Media, Computer Networking, Cybersecurity, Computational Biology, Computational Chemistry, Computational Mathematics, Computational Physics, Computer Science Education
  • Johns Hopkins Universitynew window, Baltimore, MD Computer Science - ABET, Computer Engineering
  • Loyola College in Marylandnew window, Baltimore, MD . Computer Engineering BS, Computer Science BA, BS, Minor, Dept ABET, Cyber Security Cert, Information Systems - Business Administration: BBA, Minor, Dept
  • Marymount Universitynew window, Arlington, VA . Information Technology (B.S.) Applied IT; Computer Science; Data Science; Forensic Computing; Health IT; Information Systems; Interactive Media; Networking and Cybersecurity, Information Technology (B.S./M.S.), Information Technology and Cybersecurity (B.S./M.S.)
  • McDaniel Collegenew window, Westminster, MD. Computer Science – Mathematics Dual Major, Computer Science Major, Computer Science Minor
  • Morgan State Universitynew window, Baltimore, MD. Computer Science, Information Systems
  • Mount St. Mary's Universitynew window, Emmitsburg, MD. Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Systems
  • Shepherd Universitynew window, Shepherdstown, WV . Computer and Information Sciences Comprehensive Major, B.S., Computer Science - CS, Networking and Security - NS, Computer Programming and Information Systems - CPIS, Computer Graphics and Games - CGG, Computer Engineering (CPE), Computer Information Sciences (CIS), Computer Information Technology (CIT), Computer and Information Sciences Minor, Data Analytics
  • Stevenson Universitynew window, Stevenson, MD.  Business Information Systems, Computer Information Systems Tracks: Software Design, Network Design, Computer Forensics
  • Towson Universitynew window, Towson, MD. Computer Science – ABET - Tracks: Math, Security, Software Engineering, Information Systems – Tracks: Systems, Business, Interface Design, and e-Government, Information Technology, Information Technology Northeastern Maryland (TUNEMD)
  • University of Baltimorenew window, Baltimore, MD. Applied Information Technology (B.S.), Computer Information Systems, Information Systems and Technology Management, Simulation and Digital Entertainment (B.S.)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore Countynew window, UMBC Baltimore, MD. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science ABET Tracks: Game Development; Information Assurance; Cybersecurity; Data Science, Information Systems, Business Technology Administration
  • University of Maryland, College Parknew window, College Park, MD. Computer Science - upper-level specializations in Cybersecurity or Data Science, Information Science, Information Systems (Smith School of Business)
  • University of Maryland Global Campus UMGCnew window, Adelphi, MD. Computer Networks and Security, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Digital Media and Web Technology, Information Systems Management, Software Development and Security
  • Washington Adventist Universitynew window Takoma Park, MD. Computer Science, Information Systems