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  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science

    Overview

    The online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science program is designed for professionals seeking to learn the theoretical and technical foundations necessary to tackle the latest challenges in computer science and related areas. The program may also serve as an entry point to Master of Science degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering.




    Choose the path that’s right for you, and apply today!


    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Core Courses 
    CS 520Computer Science Foundations3.0
    CS 570Programming Foundations3.0
    CS 571Advanced Programming Techniques3.0
    Elective Course3.0
    Complete one of the following: 
    CS 500
    Fundamentals of Databases 
    CS 510
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 
    CS 521
    Data Structures and Algorithms I 
    CS 525
    Theory of Computation 
    CS 530
    Developing User Interfaces 
    CS 536
    Computer Graphics 
    CS 540
    High Performance Computing 
    CS 543
    Operating Systems 
    CS 544
    Computer Networks 
    CS 550
    Programming Languages 
    CS 575
    Software Design 
    CS 583
    Introduction to Computer Vision 
    Total Credits12.0

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    Admissions Requirements

    • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
      • GPA of 3.2 or higher
      • If other graduate work has been completed, the average GPA must be at least 3.2, including a B or better in each course

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended 
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
    • Essay (500 words) on why you wish to pursue the program
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Certificate students interested in continuing at the Master’s level must apply and be admitted to those programs separately. Completion of the certificate is not an automatic acceptance to a Master's program.

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $1192 per credit.


    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2016-2017 Academic Year

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017


    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2017     

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018 

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

    Apply today for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science

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