Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Admission Requirements

I do not have a degree in Computer Science or a closely related field (Engineering, Mathematics, or something technical)? How can I become eligible for the program?

You have the option of taking prerequisite courses at a community college to help you meet program admissions requirements.

Program Eligibility

Am I eligible for the program if my GPA is below 3.0?

 

You may still be eligible for the program if your GPA is below a 3.0 but it's recommended you speak with an advisor to get more insight into your background.

Am I eligible for the program if I learned how to program on my own and did not take any formal classes?

 

Programming experience can only be acquired via education or gained thru work experience. If gained thru work experience, you must prove your proficiency with programming.

What if I have experience with only one of the five programming languages required?

 

Experience and proficiency with any one of the five would be sufficient.

Is programming experience required?

 

Yes, you must be proficient with Java, Python, C, C++, or C#. Programming experience that is self-taught would not apply and proficiency must be acquired via work experience or education.

If I do NOT have a degree in Computer Science or something similar, which math classes must I have completed to be eligible for the program?

 

Calculus II AND Linear Algebra.

I have not taken any quantitative courses as part of my previous degree. How can I become eligible for the program?

 

You have the option of taking both Calculus 2 and Linear Algebra to help you meet the analytical component of the admissions requirements.

I do not have any previous experience with programming languages. How can I become eligible for the program?

 

You have the option of taking Python, C, C++, C# or Java through your local community college to help you meet the program admissions requirements.

Program Details

How many credit hours are required if I do NOT have a degree in Computer Science, but have something similar, such as a degree in Engineering, Mathematics, etc.?

48 credit hours, including foundation courses.

How many credit hours are required if I have a Bachelor’s in Computer Science?

33 credit hours.