Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online; Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 11.0701
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 15-1131

About the Program

The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Computer Science accepts applicants who hold bachelor's degrees in areas other than computer science. The program is designed to provide an accelerated five-course introduction to computer science for those looking to transition into a programming position or a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Computer Science, or Software Engineering.

The certificate program provides training in programming, algorithms, systems, and software design. Courses in this certificate program may be transferred to the Artificial Intelligence and Machine LearningComputer Science, or Software Engineering master's programs as elective credits if completed with predetermined grade requirements. 

The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Computer Science is also appropriate for professionals in programming positions who are lacking in formal computer science training, or those working in another field who wish to develop computing skills to apply in their field.

Admission Requirements

Please visit the College of Computing & Informatics website to learn more about admission requirements.

Program Requirements

Core Courses
CS 501Introduction to Programming3.0
CS 502Data Structures and Algorithms3.0
CS 503Systems Basics3.0
CS 504Introduction to Software Design3.0
Total Credits12.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CS 5013.0CS 5023.0CS 5033.0CS 5043.0
 3 3 3 3
Total Credits 12

Additional Information

For more information about this certificate program, please visit the College of Computing & Informatics website.

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