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Career Skills Packages and Professional Certificate Programs

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers career skills packages and certificate programs for majors outside the department. Majors in other departments of the College of Arts and Sciences may acquire a Career Skills Package in Computer Programming. Persons already holding a baccalaureate degree in a field outside the department may acquire a Professional Certificate in Computer Programming. Also see Career Skills Packages for Majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Career Skills Package in Computer Programming

Required: 13–16 hours

AOS Code: U910

This Career Skills Package prepares students for entry-level positions in computer programming. It requires 13–16 hours of courses and completion of an internship. If CSC 261 and MAT 353 are also taken, the program will prepare students to enter the M. S. in Computer Science program. This program is designed for current undergraduate students majoring in fields other than computer science. The program may be completed through day or evening classes.

Requirements

  • MAT 150 (meets the GMT requirement) and MAT 253
  • Students with no previous programming experience: CSC 130, 230 or 231, and 330
  • Students with experience in programming equivalent to a one-semester course in a high-level programming language: CSC 231 and 330
  • One of CSC 261, 339 or 340
  • Completion of an internship, with emphasis on computer programming, to be selected from: ATY 499, BIO 497, BCN 494, CHE 490, CCI 450, CST 412, ENG 401 or 402, ENV 399, GEO 495, PSC 399, SOC 499. Another internship can be substituted with permission of advisor. Department requirements for internships must also be met.

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Professional Certificate in Computer Programming

Required: 19–25 hours

AOS Code: U920

This certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions in computer programming and also serves to prepare students to enter the M. S. in Computer Science program. This program is designed for post-baccalaureate students with degrees in fields other than computer science. The program may be completed through day or evening classes.

Requirements

  • MAT 150, 253, 353
  • Students with no previous programming experience: CSC 130, 230 or 231, 261, 330, 340
  • Students with experience in programming equivalent to a one-semester course in a high-level programming language: CSC 231, 261, 330, 340