Minors and Certificates

The Computer Science department offers a Computer Science minor and undergraduate certificate programs for students to gain introductory knowledge in computing-related topics. Students are advised to consult the catalog for details about the requirements for the programs and the steps to declare a minor or a certificate program.


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Computer Science Minor

The Computer Science minor provides students with knowledge of basic software aspects of computer systems. Fundamentals of programming experience utilizing procedural and object-oriented paradigms prepare students in this minor for software development on a variety of computing platforms. Prospective students must contact the departmental advisor for steps to declare the minor. Details about the program requirements are provided in the catalog here. Computer Science majors may not earn this minor.

 


Certificates

Cybersecurity Certificate

This certificate program is focused on networking and security, prepares professionals to become Cybersecurity Specialists. In the program, students develop technical and problem-solving skills to help organizations defend their network systems.

Prospective students for this certificate must contact the departmental advisor for completing the certificate declaration before the drop/add period of the semester of completion. All courses must have been completed within 5 years of receipt of application with a grade of "C-" or higher. Details about the course requirements are provided in the catalog here. Cybersecurity majors may not earn this certificate.

 

Database Systems Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Database Systems is designed to provide both theory and practical knowledge in database design, development, and implementation, advanced database concepts, database administration, as well as data mining. In-depth practice in the use of Structure Query Language (SQL) will also be provided. It will prepare students to be a database professional, or work in any other information system career in which knowledge of capturing, storing, retrieving, organizing, and analyzing information is important.

Prospective students for this certificate must contact the departmental advisor for completing the certificate declaration before the drop/add period of the semester of completion. All courses must have been completed within 5 years of receipt of application with a grade of "C-" or higher. Details about the course requirements are provided in the catalog here.