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Lewis University: 3+1 Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Computer Science (AAS Application Technical Support)

A convenient, affordable and streamlined approach to earn the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree.

Who can enroll in the program?

  • Students who have completed or intend to complete an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Application and Technical Support Specialist degree at COD.
  • New students to College of DuPage (COD) who indicate their intent to enter the 3+1 program.

How does the program work?

  • Students complete 69 hours of coursework at COD that are required for the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Application and Technical Support Specialist degree.
  • Upon completing the AAS degree, students then complete 31 credit hours of additional COD courses while enrolled at Lewis University.
  • Students then complete 29 credit hours of Lewis Computer Science coursework and 6 hours of Lewis Mission courses with Lewis faculty on the COD campus.
  • Students should apply for admission to Lewis one semester prior to enrolling in Lewis coursework.
  • All classes are held at the COD Glen Ellyn campus.
  • The final 35 Lewis University credit hours are offered at a discounted tuition rate.

The Advantage

The 3+1 program allows for students to complete their Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Application and Technical Support Specialist degree. Once completed, students are then allowed to take additional courses beyond the AAS degree from College of DuPage (COD) paying our much lower tuition rates. The final year of classes are taught by Lewis University faculty and are offered on COD Glen Ellyn campus at a significantly reduced rate, making the goal of continuing an education a reality for more students. This program exemplifies College of DuPage's mission to make education more affordable for its students while stressing academic quality, first-class faculty and extraordinary learning environments.

Term-by-term Plan

  • COD total credits: 66
  • Courses listed in italics are Lewis courses; all other courses are COD courses.
Total Hours: 18
1st Semester Courses Credit Hours
CIS 1150 Understanding Computer Information Systems 3
CIS 1160 Windows Command Shell 3
MATH 1431 Pre-Calculus 5
CIS 1400 Program Logic & Technique 4
CIT 1100 IT Fundamentals 3
Total Hours: 17
2nd Semester Courses Credit Hours
CIS 1180 Intro to Networking OR CIT 1116 Network Essentials 3
CIS 1205 Office Suite Software
3
CIS 2531, CIS 2541, CIS 2561 OR CIS 2571 (Python, C++, C# or Java) 4
SPEEC 1100 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Physical or Life Sciences with a lab 4
Total Hours: 16
3rd Semester Courses Credit Hours
CIS 1310 HTML and CSS 3
CIS 1610 Windows Client OS 3
CIS 2532, CIS 2542, CIS 2562 OR CIS 2572 (Python, C++, C# or Java) 4
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
ENGLI 1105 Writing for Workplace 3
Total Hours: 18
4th Semester Courses Credit Hours
CIS 1450 Intro to Linux  3
CIS 2770 Intro to System Analysis 3
CIS 1640 Cybernetic Safety and Security 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
BUSIN 1111 Customer Service 3

 Completion of AAS Degree: 69 credit hours

Students may elect to lighten their course loads during the first four semesters and beyond by taking some of their COD courses over the summer term.

 

  • Lewis University total credits = 35 and COD total credits = 31
  • ****Courses listed in italics are Lewis courses; all other courses are COD courses.
Total Hours: 17
5th Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1101 Composition I  3
CIS 2420 Mirco Assembly Language
4
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Physical or Life Science 3
MATH 20600 Applied Calculus 4
Total Hours: 18
6th Semester Courses Credit Hours
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
PHILO 1110 Ethics 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
ENGLI 1102 Composition II 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
MATH 30500 Linear Algebra 3
Total Hours: 16
7th Semester Courses Credit Hours
CIT 1640 Network Security Fundamentals 3
MATH 21000 Discrete Mathematics 4
CPSC 34000 Algorithms & Data Structures 3
CPSC 46000 Programming Languages 3
THEO 1000 Search for Faith 3
Total Hours: 15
8th Semester Courses Credit Hours
CPSC 35000 Operating Systems 3
CPSC 46500 Theory of Algorithms and Computation 3
CPSC 49200 Software Systems Capstone 3
SOCI 29000 Diversity and Social Justice 3
MATH 22000 Applied Probability & Statistics 3

Students may elect to lighten their course loads during the first four semesters and beyond by taking some of their COD courses over the summer term. 

Please note all COD coursework must be completed before the student's final Lewis year

**** Students utilizing financial aid must apply and be accepted into Lewis University prior to taking any classes beyond the AAS degree. It is recommended that students using financial aid should begin applying to Lewis University one semester before completing the AAS degree and ask for the financial aid consortium agreement. Students also need to apply for graduation from the AAS degree program at COD. Not doing so will result in not receiving financial aid.

Important Notes

  • Students are encouraged to meet with a College of DuPage counselor or advisor for help planning for the College of DuPage portion of the program.
  • Courses are not listed in sequence. Please consult your academic advisor and the current course schedule to determine when courses should be taken.
  • A student must earn a minimum of 128 credit hours to qualify for graduation with a bachelor's degree. At least 35 of the 128 credit hours for graduation must be completed through Lewis University. Students follow the degree requirements for the catalog year in which they enter Lewis University.
  • Students must complete the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Application and Technical Support Specialist degree at COD prior to enrollment at Lewis. Exceptions can be made for students in need of the financial aid consortium agreement.
  • Students cannot take College of DuPage courses during their last semester before graduation from Lewis University.
  • This plan applies to students starting at College of DuPage in Fall 2020 and later. Please contact a College of DuPage counselor or advisor to obtain the appropriate plan if you began prior to Fall 2020.

 **** Students utilizing financial aid must apply and be accepted into Lewis University prior to taking any classes beyond the AAS degree. It is recommended that students using financial aid should begin applying to Lewis University one semester before completing the AAS degree and ask for the financial aid consortium agreement. Students also need to apply for graduation from the AAS degree program at COD. Not doing so will result in not receiving financial aid.

 

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
(630) 942-2259

Request Advising

Dr. Cindy Howard
Professor, Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Lewis University
(815) 836-5134
howardcy@lewisu.edu