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Computer Science

Graduate Certificate in Computer Science

Admission is suspended for 2011-12. Applications are not accepted at this time.


Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a course in calculus. 


  • 15 credit hours of approved course work with at least 6 credit hours at the 600-level or above, with grades of B or better 

Grades of C or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit. 

Course Requirements

  • CSC-520 Algorithms and Data Structures (3) (or equivalent) 
  • CSC-521 Design and Organization of Programming Languages (3) 
  • CSC-540 Computer System Organization and Programming (3) 
  • CSC-600 Simulation (3) 
  • 3 credits from the following: 

CSC-689 Topics in Computer Science (3) 

CSC-696 Selected Topics: Nonrecurring (3)