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The Foundations in Computer Science Graduate Certificate provides a solid course of study in the mathematical foundations of computing as well as important aspects of computer programming.

  • Learn the essential elements of computing theory including logic, proof techniques, combinatorics, algorithm analysis, discrete data models (sets, relations, trees), and finite automata
  • Explore various programming paradigms as well as principles of building object-oriented software

Who Should Apply

Practitioners looking to solidify their understanding of the foundations of computer science in theory and practice.

Additional Details

Federal Financial Aid Available:
No

Earning the Certificate

  • Begin your certificate any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Take courses for graduate credit and a grade
  • Receive a B (3.0) or better in each course

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Prerequisites

  • Background in programming methodology and abstractions (CS106A and CS106B or equivalent).
  • A conferred Bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.

Application

To pursue a graduate certificate you need to apply.

Tuition

$22,800 - $24,000 (19 - 20 units)
to complete the certificate

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Time to Complete Certificate

1-2 years average
3 years maximum to complete

Questions

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