Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Computer Science 2013-2015

Bachelor of Science

General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Pre-Requirements for Pro Entrance for the Computer Systems, Information Systems, and Applied options.


OSU Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
WR 121 English Composition WR 121 English Composition



WR 214  Writing in Business or

WR 222 English Composition

WR 123 English Composition or

WR 222 Writing Research Papers


COMM 111 Public Speaking or

COMM 114 Argument & Critical Discourse

COMM 111 Fundamentals of Speech or

COMM 112 Persuasion

CS 160 Computer Science Orientation

CS 160 Exploring Computer Science

CS 161 & 162 Introduction to Computer Science I & II CS 161 & 162 Computer Science I & II 8
CS 261 Data Structures CS 260 Data Structures 4
CS 271 Computer Architecture & Assembly Language CS 201 Computer Systems 4
CS 275 Introduction to Databases CIS 275 Data Modeling & SQL Introduction 4
MTH 231 Elements of Discrete Mathematics I CS 250 & 251 Discrete Structures I & II 8
MTH 251 & 252 Differential & Integral Calculus MTH 251 & 252 Calculus I & II 9
ECON 201 Intro to Microeconomics (not needed for Computer Systems option) EC 201 Intro to Microeconomics 4

Pro Entrance requirements for the Computer Systems option include the above courses (except for the EC 201) and the following courses:


ECE 271 Digital Logic Design ENGR 171 Intro to Logic Design 4
MTH 254 Vector Calculus I MTH 254 Vector Calculus I 5
MTH 306 Matrix & Power Series Methods MTH 253 Calculus III & 261 Applied Linear Algebra I 10
PHY 211/221General Physics (Calculus) PHY 211 General Physics (Calculus) 5
Additional courses in the Computer Systems option that are not required for Pro Entrance
PHY 212/222 & 213/223 General Physics (Calculus) PHY 212 & 213 General Physics (Calculus) 10
WR 327 Technical Writing WR 227 Technical & Professional Writing 4
ECE 375 Computer Organization & Computer Design

ENGR 275 Microprocessor Systems

Prerequisite ENGR 171



The Computer Systems Option is for those students who wish to take up computer science as a career, and seek an in-depth understanding of computer science as an academic discipline. This option provides excellent preparation for those who plan to further their studies by pursing an advanced degree (masters or Ph.D.) in computer science, or for working for companies that require advanced mathematics, computing theory, or hardware design. This option is ABET/CAC accredited.

The Information Systems Option includes the core classes in computer science, but also incorporates a minor in business administration. In addition to providing a solid grounding in both fields, this program can position the student for entry into the four-term MBA program offered by Oregon State's College of Business. By following both these programs, the student can complete both a BS in computer science and an MBA in five years. (Note: admission into the MBA or any graduate program is predicated by acceptable grades in undergraduate coursework, an acceptable score on a standardized graduate school admissions test, and letters of reference.)

The Applied Computer Science Option is designed for students who wish to combine the study of computer science with an in-depth examination of a related field. This option may include a major or minor from that related field. Examples of approved programs include the multimedia minor and pre-medicine. Students must have an approved applied program before the end of their first term in the professional program.


Due to rapid changes in computer technology some CS courses have made changes in their content. We strongly encourage you to work with an Academic Advisor in the Computer Science department to develop your transfer plan.

Additional Requirements

For PCC courses that transfer to OSU, refer to Transfer Equivalencies above. If you plan to get an AAOT degree, all OSU Baccalaureate Core Requirements will be met by AAOT degree requirements. Be sure to take all other required courses.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: September 2014