Computer Science Master's Bridge Certificate Requirements

Students are eligible to apply to the Computer Science Masters Bridge Certificate Program (CSMBC) if they have completed the equivalent of a 3-year undergraduate degree at an institution of higher education outside of the United States and wish to pursue a computer science graduate degree in the United States.

Admissions and Enrollment Protocols

1.  Admission to the Computer Science Masters Bridge Certificate Program (CSMBC)

  • Students apply to the Computer Science graduate program with all required materials (English proficiency scores, transcript and transcript evaluation, financial statement, graduate application fee, etc.) and apply to CSMBC.
  • If academically qualified for admission to the CS master's program and possessing a minimum 2.50 undergraduate GPA, the School of Graduate Studies provides the CSMBC students with a letter of conditional admission, contingent upon successful completion of the CSMBC and Undergraduate Admissions will provide a full admission letter for the CSMBC.

2.  Advising and Good Standing

  • Computer Science Masters Bridge Certificate students will be advised primarily by the College undergraduate advising office.
  • Students may not enroll in more than one on-line course per semester.
  • CSMBC students must maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA each semester to remain in good standing. They may be dismissed, pending appeal to the college Assistant Dean, if they are not in good standing.

3.  Certificate Achievement and Graduate Studies Admission

  • CSMBC students who complete the 30-credit program with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher will be admitted to the CS graduate program in good standing.
  • CSMBC students who complete the 30-credit program with a cumulative GPA of between 2.50 and 2.74 may be admitted to the CS graduate program on probation.
  • Students admitted to the CS graduate program will receive a letter of full admission.

Certificate Requirements

  • Computer Science Masters Bridge Certificate - 30 units of UW-Whitewater coursework and a 2.75 UW-W cumulative GPA are required to earn the certificate.
Computer Science and Mathematics requirements- total of 12-15 units chosen from the core and electives areas.12-15
Computer Science Core - 12 units or waivers
DISCRETE STRUCTURES
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
DATA STRUCTURES
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
THEORY OF ALGORITHMS
Computer Science/Math Electives chosen in consultation with the program advisor from the following list.
Any 300 or 400-level Computer Science course
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III
APPLIED PROBABILITY THEORY
MATRICES AND LINEAR ALGEBRA
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
GRAPH THEORY
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
APPLIED STATISTICS
Breadth Requirements - total of 15-18 units 15-18
CORE 390WORLD OF IDEAS3
U.S. History, Politics, and Culture 3-6 units
ENGLISH 163
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES
MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY
MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
NATIVE NORTH AMERICA TODAY: PEOPLE, CULTURE AND SURVIVAL
AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877
AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877
RACE, ROCK & ROLL AND AMERICAN HISTORY
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO CHICANX STUDIES
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
AMERICAN MINORITY POLITICS
ASIAN AMERICANS IN U.S. POLITICS
RELIGION IN AMERICAN CULTURE
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS
ASIAN AMERICANS
RACE, ETHNICITY AND FILM
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES
WOMEN IN AMERICAN CULTURE
Communication Skills 3-6 units
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
COMMUNICATION AND TEAM BUILDING
PERSUASION
CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
ADVANCED COMPOSITION
TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING
Personal and Social Responsibility 3 units
TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES
PHILSPHY 246
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
Total Hours30