Computer Science and Software Engineering Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


Take the step toward becoming a software developer/engineer

A baccalaureate degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering affords students the opportunity to secure employment in an industrial or financial firm, a governmental agency, or secondary, college, or university teaching position.

Potential research opportunities include computer security, cryptography; programming languages; compilers; real-time systems; databases; fault tolerance; networks, neural networks; expert networks; fuzzy sets and systems; scientific visualization; human computer interaction; computational science and engineering. This transfer track is designed to meet FSU-Panama City program requirements.

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Program Roadmap

Contact the Advisor

Tonitta W. Sauls
Associate Professor
850-769-1551, extension 5090

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Who is eligible for the computer science and software engineering Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you are a candidate for Gulf Coast’s Computer Science Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR computer science and software engineering, Liberal Arts A.A. degree?

  • If you haven’t already been to Gulf Coast’s Panama City campus, you should know that we’re located right on the Gulf Coast shoreline, with many great views of the water. Schedule a campus tour.
  • Class sizes are small allowing more individualized instruction.
  • Our faculty care deeply about your career success and will help you through the rough spots along the way. They are your advocates, and after graduation, your professional colleagues.

How do I apply to the computer science and software engineering, liberal arts, a.a. program?

To apply, you will need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  You can visit the Gulf Coast admissions page for additional admissions information.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do i apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options to help you pay for college.  Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
•+*MAC2311, Calculus I 4
+*MAC2312, Calculus II 4
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science •+PHY2048, University Physics I 4
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
•+*STA2023, Statistics 3
+*MAC2313, Calculus III (4 crs.) or +MAP2302, Differential Equations (3 crs.) 3/4
+PHY2048L, University Physics I Lab 1
+PHY2049, University Physics II 4
+PHY2049L, University Physics II Lab 1
COP1000, Introduction to Programming Language 3
+COP2250, Introduction to Java Programming 3
Electives 2/3

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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 ATC222 Computer Lab

computer Lab

You'll acquire the skills you need to be successful in Gulf Coast State College's  Advanced Technology Center on our Panama City campus. Our state-of-the-art computer labs allow you to design, code and test in a dynamic, creative environment.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology