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, Software Engineering, and Cybersecurity.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 Foundations3.0CS 570Programming Foundations3.0CS 571Advanced Programming Techniques3.0Elective Course3.0Complete one of the following: CS 500Fundamentals of Databases CS 510Introduction to Artificial Intelligence CS 521Data Structures and Algorithms I CS 525Theory of Computation CS 530Developing User Interfaces CS 536Computer Graphics CS 540High Performance Computing CS 543Operating Systems CS 544Computer Networks CS 550Programming Languages CS 575Software Design CS 583Introduction to Computer Vision Total Credits12.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Requirements A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution GPA of 3.2 or higherIf other graduate work has been completed, the average GPA must be at least 3.2, including a B or better in each courseRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial 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 programResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsCertificate 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 2017-2018 is $1228 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 Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.