What is the difference between an Associate degree and a Bachelors degree?

Please note that both the Associate’s and Bachelors of Computer Science programs will enable the students to develop programming skills, skills in designing software and database management systems, web development, understanding network protocols, and how the Internet works. Additionally, the student will become knowledgeable in college-level mathematics and will enhance his or her command of critical thinking, ethical principles and social responsibility. The basic difference between the two programs is in the amount and depth of coursework.

The Associate of Science in Computer Science (AS-CS) requires completion of 20 courses, while the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS-CS) requires completion of 40 courses. As such, many of the program learning outcomes is similar. However, BS degree students will be expected to achieve these outcomes at a higher developmental level.