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.)
  • 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
  • The School of Graduate Studies also sends the CSMBC student application to the Center for Global Education (CGE), which will process the admission of the student as an undergraduate special student
  • CGE will also provide the CSMBC student with a letter of admission to the CSMBC Program and an F-1 visa for one year

2.  Advising and Good Standing

  • Computer Science Masters Bridge Certificate students will be advised primarily by the College undergraduate advising office.
  • Personalizations and waivers of the common body of knowledge courses will be authorized in consultation with the CS graduate advisor. 
  • Students may not enroll in more than one on-line course per semester
  • Computer Science Masters Bridge Certificate students will be encouraged to enroll in English Language Academy courses as needed to improve English academic proficiency.
  • 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.
  • The College undergraduate advising office will notify the School of Graduate Studies upon satisfactory completion of the CSMBC program and the School of Graduate Studies will admit the student to the CS graduate program.
  • The undergraduate advising office will notify CGE upon satisfactory completion of the CSMBC program and CGE will change the visa status and time to degree for the graduate student.

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
PROBABILITY THEORY
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 (GH)
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE OF THE UNITED STATES (DV)(GH)
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (DV)(GH)
NATIVE NORTH AMERICA TODAY: PEOPLE, CULTURE AND SURVIVAL (DV)
MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)(GE)
INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO STUDIES (DV)(GE)
AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 (DV)(GH)
AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 (DV)(GH)
RACE, ROCK & ROLL AND AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)(GH)
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY (DV)(GH)
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (GS)
ETHNIC POLITICS (DV)(GS)
ASIAN AMERICANS IN U.S. POLITICS (DV)(GE)
RELIGION IN AMERICAN CULTURE (GH)
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (DV)(GS)
ASIAN AMERICANS (DV) (GS)
RACE, ETHNICITY AND FILM (DV)
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES (GE)
WOMEN IN AMERICAN CULTURE (GE)
Communication Skills 3-6 units
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (GS)
PUBLIC SPEAKING (GH)
COMMUNICATION AND TEAM BUILDING (GH)
PERSUASION
CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION (DV)(GS)
ADVANCED COMPOSITION
TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Personal and Social Responsibility 3 units
BUSINESS ETHICS (GI)
TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (GH)
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES (GH)
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (GH)