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At a Glance

The Associate of Arts degree in Computer Science prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution to continue their studies in computer science and related fields. Challenging coursework in computer science and mathematics form the basis of the program courses in this degree with an emphasis on providing solutions to complex problems using modern programming principles.

Credit Count


Program Length

Two years, or four 15-17 credit terms

About the Program

Carroll’s Associate of Arts in Computer Science degree program develops the skills and knowledge needed on the path to a 4-year institution and a career in Information Technology (IT). Students will build a strong foundation in core computer science and mathematical concepts that will set the stage for future studies and professional endeavors.

Why choose Carroll for your Computer Science degree?

  • Develop or upgrade existing skills with programming languages such as Python, Java and C++.
  • Realize substantial cost savings by completing two years of study at Carroll before transferring to a 4-year public university in Maryland.

Advisory Board

Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Computer Science Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs.



Transfers & Careers

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Those who earn the Associate of Arts in Computer Science degree are well positioned to transfer seamlessly to a Bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science or related fields at any number of institutions, including the University of Maryland Global Campus.


Computer science is a field with abundant career opportunities. With a degree in computer science, students will be well equipped to meet the growing demand for IT professionals such as software developers, systems analysts and database administrators.

The Maryland Department of Labor projects a 10-20% increase in the number of job openings in the field by 2030.

Jobs related to the Computer Science field have a median annual salary of $136,600


Carroll’s faculty are scholars, researchers and distinguished leaders, selected based on their industry experience, academic excellence and passion for teaching. They possess a wealth of skills and knowledge to share with you throughout your pursuit of a Computer Science degree.