Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science Theory & Practice

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: 11-3021,
15-1111; 15-1131; 15-1132; 15-1199

About the Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science Theory & Practice covers core theoretical and practical concepts needed for computing, and prepares students to work with computational and algorithmic methods across a wide range of potential fields and applications. This is a core certificate intended to provide the key theoretical and practical underpinnings of computer science.

Through this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand the theoretical and practical core concepts of computer science
  • Utilize modern computational methods to analyze and build computational systems
  • Select, use, adapt, and explain appropriate computational and algorithmic solutions to a range of real-world problems

Admission Requirements

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

Additional Information

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

Program Requirements

Choose 4 courses below, each from a different category, including 1 course from the Theory category12.0
Data Structures and Algorithms I
Theory of Computation
Computer Systems
Operating Systems
Computer Networks
Intelligent Systems
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Programming Systems
Programming Languages
Software Design
Fundamentals of Databases
Developing User Interfaces
Computer Graphics
High Performance Computing
Game Engine Programming
Applied Symbolic Computation
Introduction to Computer Vision
Security Engineering
Total Credits12.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
CS 521 or 5253.0Required Category Course 23.0
Required Category Course 13.0Required Category Course 33.0
 6 6
Total Credits 12
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