Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in
Computer Science

Adviser: Dr. Xizhong Zheng (Chair)

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is designed for students who already have a degree in another field and want to acquire a background in computer science. Students interested in this certificate might also consider a second degree in Computer Science. Students can use this program to enter the computer employment market, to learn computing skills for use in their present field, or to satisfy prerequisites for graduate study in computer science. Candidates for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate must complete at least four of the courses needed for the minor certificate and at least seven of the courses needed for the major certificate at Arcadia University. Minor Certificate

Minor Certificate

(18-21 credits; substitutions can be made with the permission of the Department Chair.)

1. Three courses in Computer Science:

  • CS201 Problem-Solving with Algorithms and Programming I
  • CS202 Problem-Solving with Algorithms and Programming II
  • CS203 Data Structures and Algorithm Analysis

2. Three Computer Science electives at the 200 or 300 level, at least one of which must be at the 300 level.

Major Certificate

(39–42 credits. Substitutions can be made with the permission of the Department Chair.)

1. Six courses in Computer Science required for the minor certificate as listed above.

2. Six additional courses in Computer Science:

  • CS341 Computer Ethics
  • CS354 Database Management Systems Design
  • CS358 Operating Systems
  • CS 362 Computer Organization and Architecture
  • CS490, 491 Capstone CourseI, II

3. One course in Mathematics:

  • MA230 Discrete Structures


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