Computer Science Entrance Requirements Check List

for students from the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)

This check list is designed specifically for students from the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) who plan to transfer to the computer science program at Penn State Harrisburg after completing their studies at HACC. All course numbers on this page are HACC course numbers.

A minimum of 56 credit hours with a 2.0 cummulative grade point average are required which are distributed as follows.

(9 credits)

____ English Comp I (3) [GWS]

ENGL 101

____ English Comp II (3) [GWS]

ENGL 104

____ Speech (3) [GWS]

SPCH 101
(10 credits)

____ Calculus I (4) [GQ]

MATH 121

____ Calculus II (4)[GQ]

MATH 122

____ Other (2)

MATH 220
Computer Science
(6 credits)

____ Comp Sci I (3) [GQ]

CPS 161

____ Comp Sci II (3)[GQ]

CPS 162
Natural Sciences
(9 credits)
Select from the GN List Physics are recommended






(6 credits)
Select from the GA List




(6 credits)
Select from the GH List




Social & Behavioral Sciences
(6 credits)
Select from the GS List




Health & Physical Activities
(3 credits)
Select from the GHA List


General Electives
(1 credits)

1 credit of any non-remedial courses accepted.

Additional requirements
(6 credits)
  • First-Year Seminar, 1 credit of any course with a S, T, X, or PSU designations.
  • United States Cultures and International Cultures Requirements, 3 credits of any course with a US designation and 3 credits of any course with an IL designation. These can be satisfied simultaneously with any of the above requirements, or any course in the degree requirements.
  • Writing Across the Curriculum requirement is satisfied by CMPSC 487W, a required course in the COMP degree program.

General Education Arts (GA) List

General Education Humanities (GH) List

General Education Natural Sciences (GN) List

General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) List

General Education Health and Physical Activity (GHA) List

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