Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree: Computer Science

2018-2019 Online College Catalog

Associate of Science Oregon Transfer Degree: Computer Science

Approved Courses for Oregon Transfer Degrees and Oregon Transfer Module

The Associate of Science Oregon Transfer in Computer Science (ASOT-CS) degree has computer science-focused lower division general education requirements accepted by public universities in Oregon, and electives tailored for requirements at each intended transfer institution. Students transferring with this degree will have junior standing for registration purposes only.

The ASOT-CS degree does not guarantee admission to Oregon universities, admission to a competitive computer science major, or junior standing in a major. Course, class standing, or GPA requirements for specific majors, departments, or schools are not necessarily satisfied by an ASOT-CS degree.

Each student is strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor or counselor to select degree requirement courses that align with requirements at an intended transfer institution. Requirements at institutions vary, and elective choices differ depending on the intended transfer institution. Each student must contact the specific
computer science school/program early in the first year of an ASOT-CS degree to be advised about additional requirements and procedures for admission consideration to the transfer institution and the school/program.


  1. Complete a total of 90 credits of college-level coursework (see notes).
  2. Complete at least 24 credits at Lane.
  3. Foundational Skills and Discipline Studies courses must be a minimum of 3 credits, except for Health/Wellness/Fitness courses, which may be any number of credits.
  4. All Elective courses may be any number of credits.
  5. All courses must be passed with a grade of “C-“, “P” or better except for the following courses, which must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of “C” or better. P/NP will not be accepted.
    • CS 160: Introduction to Computer Science
    • CS 161: Computer Science 1
    • CS 162: Computer Science 2
    • CS 260: Data Structures
  6. Maximum 16 credits of “P” may be used toward this degree. This limit does not include courses only offered P/NP.
  7. Cumulative Lane GPA must be at least 2.0 when the Associate of Science Oregon Transfer: Computer Science degree is awarded. 

NOTE: Many CS programs have competitive admission. Minimum GPA and grades will not generally be high enough to gain admission to competitive programs.

I. Foundational Skills


Students taking writing classes of three credits each must take WR 121/WR 121_H, and WR 122/WR 122_H, and either WR 123 or WR 227. Students taking writing classes of four credits each must take WR 121/WR 121_H, and WR 122/WR 122_H or WR 227. A student must have eight credits of Writing. Meets the Information Literacy requirement. 

Note: WR 227 will meet additional requirements at some CS baccalaureate programs.

Oral Communication

One course from the Oral Communications list.


Two courses: MTH 251 Differential Calculus and MTH 252 Integral Calculus.


One or more courses totaling at least three credits from the Health/Wellness/Fitness list.

II. Discipline Studies

Cultural Literacy

Courses approved for the Cultural Literacy requirement are marked with (*) in the discipline studies lists of courses on the following pages. The credits for such courses only will be counted once toward the 90 credits required to complete the degree.

Arts and Letters

Three courses from two or more disciplines from the Arts and Letters list.

Social Sciences

Four courses from two or more disciplines from the Social Science list.

Science/Math/Computer Science

Four courses from two or more disciplines including at least three laboratory courses in biological and/or physical science from the Science/Math/Computer Science lists.

Note 1: Only one of the BI 101s, and one of the BI 102s, and one of the BI 103s will meet the Science/Math/Computer Science requirements for any Lane Degree. (See the course description for more information. 

Note 2: See academic advising team for your intended major at transfer institution. Some programs require physics.

Computer Science Specific Requirements

A minimum of sixteen credits in Computer Science consisting of the following courses:

All of the following courses must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of “C” or better. P/NP will not be accepted.

  • CS 160: Introduction to Computer Science
  • CS 161: Computer Science 1
  • CS 162: Computer Science 2
  • CS 260: Data Structures

Note: Transfer institutions may have competitive admissions requirements requiring a higher grade in the above courses.


Any college-level courses that bring total credits to 90 credits including:

  • Up to 18 credits of Cooperative Education may be included as electives. See Cooperative Education/Internships in the course descriptions.
  • Up to 12 credits of Individual Music Lessons (MUP) may be included as electives.
  • Up to 12 credits of Physical Education activity may be included within the entire degree (Electives and Health/Wellness/Fitness).
  • WR 115 may be included in the degree as an elective if completed summer 1999 or later.
  • Up to 12 credits of Career Technical Education. See the list of Career Technical course prefixes in the Associate of Applied Science Degree section. Career Technical courses fulfilling Health/Wellness/Fitness requirements will not be counted in the 12-credit limit on Career Technical courses. Policies on accepting Career Technical credits vary at the four-year institutions in Oregon. Consult an academic advisor about taking Career Technical courses as Electives.

V. University-Specific Prerequisites

Consult Lane’s Advising department for list of university-specific prerequisites and recommended coursework. Please note: Prerequisites and recommendations of specific institutions may change without notice. Please carefully plan this in consultation with university specific CS program requirements. A current guide for university specific, lower division CS requirements is maintained at or consult with an advisor from the target university program.


  1. College-level courses are numbered 100 or higher. Courses numbered 001-099 identify developmental courses (e.g. RD 090), with the exception of ENG 110, 116, 117; MTH 100, RD 115, WR 110, 120 and WR 115 (taken before summer 1999), which are considered developmental.
  2. Foundational Skills are open to demonstration of proficiency. For information on waiver testing or credit for prior learning, contact a counselor or academic advisor. Waiver testing is not the same as placement testing.
  3. Second year foreign language courses, but not first year, may be included among courses that count toward the Arts and Letters requirement. American Sign Language (ASL) is considered a foreign language.
  4. University second language admission requirements for transfer students graduating high school in 1997 and thereafter include one of the following:
    1. two terms of a college-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
    2. two years of the same high school-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
    3. satisfactory performance on an approved second language assessment of proficiency.
    4. demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language meets this second language admission requirement.
  5. Credit-by-Exam and Credit-by-Assessment may comprise up to 25% of total degree credits.
  6. Repeatable courses may be used once to meet a Discipline Studies requirement. Any additional allowable repeats may be used to meet Elective requirements.
  7. Lower-division college-level courses (100 and 200-level) taken at Lane may not meet the requirements of an upper-division course with a similar title and content offered by public universities in Oregon. In such cases, the courses in question will normally transfer as electives.
  8. Courses numbered 199, 280, 298, or 299 count as electives, and do not meet Discipline Studies requirements. Courses numbered 199 and 299 are experimental and may later be reviewed and approved for Discipline Studies. Consult an academic advisor or counselor.
  9. Students and academic advisors should recognize that although the ASOT-CS provides and excellent structure for many students intending on pursuing a computer science four year degree, it is not ideal for everyone. Students should consult closely with a computer science advisor at both their community college and the four year transfer institution.