post-bac CS programs

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by samh, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. samh

    samh Guest

    Does anyone have any experience with post-bac programs for people with non-CS degrees? I am looking for a formalized way to do all the requirements for admission to a CS program, either DL or in person.

  2. sentinel

    sentinel New Member

    To what specific "requirements for admission to a CS program" are you referring? There are usually no formal educational requirements, aside from high school graduation typically, for entry to undergraduate level computer science degrees. Since you are seeking a post-baccalaureate degree, you obviously have an undergraduate degree already. This should make your application and admission to an undergraduate computer science degree easier. On the other hand, if you are really talking about graduate degrees in computer science, then the formal requirements become somewhat more strictly defined.

    Are there any specific computer science programmes in which you are interested? We are offer better advise and/or opinions with additional information.

    In the meantime, Acadia University offers a certificate in computer science, albeit expensive for foreign students, that would provide a solid foundation.
  3. cklapka

    cklapka New Member

    You may wish to look at the bridge programs at schools that provide graduate level degrees. Nova, I believe, has a set of requirements to join their CS/CIS Master's program which they offer online.

    Also, the University of London has a diploma program that you may be interested in, although I am not sure it is a graduate level program.

    Also, the University of Illinois UC has a few certificate programs that may be of interest, although, I think they may require prerequisites.
  4. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Most Master of IT programs will take a non-computer science graduate. I think is better for you to take a Master's in IT rather than a post bachelors certificate or diploma in Computer Science. The same work but you get a Master's instead. Most Master's of IT programs are really computer science undergraduate courses repackaged as Master's courses.
  5. sentinel

    sentinel New Member

    I concur with the advice given my RFValve. A masters degree in information technology (IT) will probably serve you better unless you want to work as a software engineer.

    Aspen University offers a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) and a Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) - NA

    Baker College offers a Master of Science in Information Systems - Management Information Systems (MSIS - MIS) - RA (not entirely online)

    Capitol College offers a Master of Science in Information & Telecommunications Systems Management (MSITSM) - RA

    Nova Southeastern University offers a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) - RA

    TUI University offers a Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM) - RA

    This list should get your research started into an appropriate degree. Good luck!
  6. JTNcarter

    JTNcarter New Member

  7. sentinel

    sentinel New Member

    I am not saying that someone cannot work their way into a position as a software engineer. Your business background undoubtedly helped you recognize the business perspectives of the systems you have been developing. :)
  8. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

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