Computer Science, Graduate Certificate

The postbaccalaureate certificate is designed to give students a solid foundation in the mathematical and theoretical underpinnings of computer science, including the areas of discrete mathematics, basic programming, data structures, object-oriented programming, algorithms, and computer systems.  The goal of the certificate is to provide foundational knowledge in computer science that is valuable in both the workplace for career advancement, as well as to those looking to move into graduate programs within the discipline. 

The Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science will serve as the foundational premasters’ courses in the ALIGN program. Students that successfully complete the five certificate courses with a B in each course or better will be eligible to matriculate into the Master of Science in Computer Science program.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

CS 5001
and CS 5003
Intensive Foundations of Computer Science
and Recitation for CS 5001
CS 5002Discrete and Data Structures4
CS 5004
and CS 5005
Object-Oriented Design
and Recitation for CS 5004
CS 5006Algorithms2
CS 5007Computer Systems2

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

16 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required