Computer Science Master's Bridge Certificate

Computer Science Master's Bridge Certificate

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 2.5 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 2.0 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 2.5 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
COMPUTER ORGANIZATION AND SYSTEM PROGRAMMING
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 (GM)
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III
APPLIED STATISTICS
MATRICES AND LINEAR ALGEBRA
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
MATH 441
GRAPH THEORY
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
Breadth Requirements - total of 15-18 units 15-18
GENED 390WORLD OF IDEAS (GH)3
U.S. History, Politics, and Culture 3-6 units
INTRODUCTION TO U.S. CULTURE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (DV)(GH)
NATIVE NORTH AMERICA TODAY: PEOPLE, CULTURE AND SURVIVAL
MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)(GE)
CHICANO 150
AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 (DV) (GH)
AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 (DV)(GH)
RACE, ROCK & ROLL AND AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)(GH)
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
AMERICAN MINORITY POLITICS
ASIAN AMERICANS IN U.S. POLITICS
RELIGION IN AMERICAN CULTURE
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (DV) (GS)
ASIAN AMERICANS (DV) (GS)
RACE, ETHNICITY AND FILM (DV)
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES
WOMEN IN AMERICAN CULTURE (GE)
Communication Skills 3-6 units
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING (GH)
COMMUNICATION AND TEAM BUILDING (GH)
PERSUASION
CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
ADVANCED COMPOSITION
TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Personal and Social Responsibility 3 units
INTRAUNV 246
TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (GH)
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES (GH)
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (GH)