Fast Track Programs

photo of a student in the russ center lobbyFast Track your Career – Cross the finish line in just four semesters.

This program is specifically designed for you as a degree holder, with a streamlined curriculum that focusses on only the courses you need. Your education will be enhanced with practical experience with the opportunity to work at a paid internship (for those that qualify based on a 3.0 GPA the department will assist with internship placement.)

Our department is dedicated to your success. We provide classes on a flexible schedule during the day and evening and help rooms that have extended hours seven days a week to give you an edge in your coursework.

BA in Computer Science

With the Fast Track to a 2nd Degree program, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science in four semesters. This degree will increase your earning potential by providing in-demand and highly marketable skills to propel your career.

Program Pre-Requisites

  • Complete or have completed the core mathematical courses (elementary statistics course and social science calculus)
  • Complete or have completed Introduction to Computer Science I (CS1180), a comparable course, or equivalent assessed experience

Program Guide

Objectives

  • Expert: Graduates of the Computer Science program are employable as computing professionals and will be recognized by their employers as well-prepared for their career in computing.
  • Agile: Graduates understand that education is a lifelong process and are well prepared for continuing studies.
  • Engaged: Graduates demonstrate an appreciation for the professional, social, ethical, and leadership roles of computing professionals.
  • Applied: Graduates can apply computing and software development principles to a diverse range of domains, such as analytics, data science, informatics, management, etc.

Outcomes

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science will have:

  • an ability to apply Knowledge of mathematics.
  • an ability to apply knowledge of science.
  • an ability to apply knowledge of theory of computation.
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments.
  • an ability to analyze and interpret data and report the results of the interpretation.
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer oriented problems as appropriate to the discipline of computer science.
  • an ability to design software to meet desired needs.
  • an ability use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for professional practice.
  • an ability to communicate effectively in written, graphical and oral forms.
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues: social and ethical, as well as technical issues in local, regional, national and international context.
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of science and technology in a global and societal context: relevant to being a good citizen at the local, national, and international levels.

BS in Computer Science

With the Fast Track to a 2nd Degree program, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in five semesters. This degree will increase your earning potential by providing in-demand and highly marketable skills to propel your career.

Program Pre-Requisites

  • Complete or have completed Calculus I and II
  • Complete or have completed Three Science courses for Engineers of Science majors
  • Complete or have completed Introduction to Computer Science I (CS1180), a comparable course, or equivalent assessed experience

Program Guide

Objectives

  • Expert: Graduates of the Computer Science program are employable as computing professionals and will be recognized by their employers as well-prepared for their career in computing
  • Agile: Graduates understand that education is a lifelong process and are well prepared for continuing studies, including graduate studies.
  • Engaged: Graduates demonstrate appreciation for the professional, social, ethical and leadership roles of computing professionals.
  • Focused: Graduates have a set of software theory and development skills that emphasizes software construction, team-based project management, and experience with contemporary software development tools/paradigms.

Outcomes

Students who complete the BS in computer science will have:

  • an ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, coupled with an ability to analyze and interpret data, and report the results of the interpretation.
  • an ability to apply design and development principles to design, implement, and evaluate software systems (computer-based systems, processes, components, or programs) of varying complexity to meet desired needs.
  • an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve computer oriented problems as appropriate to the discipline of computer science.
  • an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • an ability to communicate effectively in written (prose as well as mathematical, scientific,and engineering notations in technical reports), graphical (diagrams, charts, visualizations, animations), and oral (discussions with colleagues, group meetings, and formal presentations) forms.
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of science and technology in a contemporary global and societal context: relevant to being a productive and contributing citizen at the local, national, and international levels.
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning of computer science and related topics.
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for professional computing practice such as software development environments, modern programming languages, and computer hardware components.