STARS Area V: Computer Science (Concentrations in Info Assurance, Game Development, and General)

About This Document

Jacksonville State University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by Alabama State Law, Jacksonville State University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Jacksonville State University Area V page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and will prevent loss of credit hours upon transfer to Jacksonville State University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for Computer Science, we strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents to your advisor so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to Jacksonville State University.   


You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this Jacksonville State University AREA V document.  Please follow any recommendation within an AREA to insure a better transfer experience.

Area I

A grade of "C" or higher is required in English Composition at Jacksonville State University. "D" grades will not transfer.

Area II

Students attending Jacksonville State University are required to take speech in this major. Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take SPH 106 or 107 to meet this requirement.

Area III

Students attending JSU are required to take MTH 125 in this major for AREA III. Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take MTH 125 to meet these requirement. Students attending JSU are required to take a science sequence for this major, and students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take a science sequence for this major.

Area IV

Please follow the STARS Transfer Guide.

Area V: 18-19 Hours

JSU Course

  • MS 126 Calculus II (4 hrs)
  • CS 231 Computer Programming I (3 hrs)
  • CS 201 Intro to Computer Technology (3 hrs)
  • CS 230 Fundamentals of Computing (3 hrs)
  • Electives (5-6 hrs)

Students who took MTH 112 and/or MTH 113 in Area III at the community college may use those hours as electives in AREA V. MTH 115 may be used as an elective instead of either MTH 112 or MTH 113. However, students must complete MTH 125 to meet requirements of the major.  

AL Community College System Course

  • MTH 126
  • CIS 251 or CS 285
  • CIS 146
  • CIS 201

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Jacksonville State University.

Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

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