University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Sep 22, 2020  

Computer Science and Engineering, B.S. in C.S.E. (TMCC)

Students who start their career at Truckee Meadows Community College may complete a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Science and Engineering by following the course of study described below.  

TMCC Program to be completed - Associate of Science, Computer Science Emphasis

  • A candidate for a bachelor’s degree must earn a minimum of 122 units, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. A minimum of 61 units must be taken at a 4-year institution with a minimum of 30 units (300-level or above) in residence at the University of Nevada, Reno. 
  • Students who graduate from a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) community college with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Business degree automatically fulfill lower-division general education requirements (CO1-8) at the University unless specific general education courses are required for completion of the student’s major program.
  • To find out how other courses transfer, visit the course equivalency guide.
  • See the Computer Science and Engineering, B.S. in C.S.E. program description  for a four-year recommended schedule for completion of degree requirements.

NOTE: This transfer agreement has been created specifically for the programs listed above and only applies to students who complete the associate’s degree listed. If the associate’s degree is not earned, or a new program is selected, the transfer and articulation of listed courses, as well as fulfilled degree requirements, could be impacted.

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Reno
Transfer Center
(775) 784-4700 option 2
Fitzgerald Student Services Building, Second Floor

College of Engineering Advisement Center 
Edmund J. Cain 108
(775) 682-7721

TMCC Academic Advisement 
(775) 673-7062
Red Mountain Building, Room 111

To ensure a successful transition to the University and graduation in four years, students must work with academic advisors at UNR and TMCC throughout their career.

Students may earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Business degree after transferring to the University via reverse transfer . Talk with an academic advisor at TMCC and/or UNR about this opportunity.

The Silver State Transfer Program may provide the least costly route to a bachelors degree, including personalized academic advising from both institutions, certainty on how your specific courses will transfer and the exchange of transcripts between institutions at no additional cost to you.

Recommended Schedule

For information about the Core Objectives (CO) 1-14, please visit the Core Curriculum  chapter in the catalog.

Associate’s First Semester (16 units)

  • ENG 101 - Composition I (3 units) OR
  • ENG 113 - Composition I for International Students (3 units)
  • ENGR 100 - Introduction to Engineering Design (3 units) CO11 ** OR
  • CS 105 - Introduction to Computing (3 units) CO11 **
  • CS 135 - Computer Science I (3 units) CO12 **
  • MATH 181 - Calculus I (4 units) CO2 **
  • Fine Arts/Diversity (3 units) Recommended: THTR 210 - Theatre: a Cultural Context (3 units) CO7, CO10

Associate’s Second Semester (17 units)

  • ENG 102 - Composition II (3 units) CO1, CO3 OR
  • ENG 114 - Composition II For International Students (3 units) CO1, CO3
  • MATH 182 - Calculus II (4 units) CO2 **
  • CS 202 - Computer Science II (3 units) **
  • PHYS 180 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (3 units) CO4 ** AND
  • PHYS 180L - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (1 unit) CO4L **
  • CPE 201 - Digital Design (3 units) **

Associate’s Third Semester (17 units)

  • MATH 283 - Calculus III (4 units) **
  • PHYS 181 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (3 units) CO4 **
  • PHYS 181L - Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II (1 unit) CO4L **
  • CS 219 - Computer Organization (3 units) **
  • CS 365 - Mathematics of Computer Science (3 units) ***
  • Humanities (3 units) CO5

Associate’s Fourth Semester (15 units)

  • EE 220 - Circuits I (3 units) ***
  • CPE 301 - Embedded Systems Design (3 units) ***
  • CS 302 - Data Structures (3 units) ***
  • Social Science/U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (3 units) CO6, CO8
  • Science (3 units) CO4, CO4L

Bachelor’s Sixth Semester (15 units)

Bachelor’s Seventh Semester (15 units)

Bachelor’s Eighth Semester (12 units)


* Course fulfills specific program requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
** Students must earn a “C” or higher.
*** Students must complete the course at UNR. Please see the Silver State Transfer Program or reverse transfer link listed above in the Contact Information section.

Disclaimer: The provisions of this transfer agreement do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant or student and the University of Nevada, Reno. The university reserves the right to make changes in degree requirements, degree offerings, schedules, course offerings, and other university standards to meet circumstances which may arise after publishing this information online.