Whether you are majoring in a physical, biological or social science, you can enhance your career with a background in computer sciences. The Computer Sciences Certificate is a program designed to deepen and validate your computing savvy for your future career prospects and/or graduate school. Compared to a major in computer sciences, the certificate requires fewer courses and offers more flexibility in course selection. You are eligible to enroll in the Computer Sciences Certificate program if:
- you are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program at UW–Madison, and
- you are not majoring in computer sciences, electrical engineering, or computer engineering.
To declare the Computer Sciences certificate, students must satisfy the following requirements:
- Completion of COMP SCI 300
- Grade of BC or higher in an introductory programming course (COMP SCI 300, 354, or 400) taken at UW-Madison
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UW-Madison introduced a special pass/fail grading system. For more information on this grading, please see the following website: https://registrar.wisc.edu/spring-2020-disruptive-grading/
Comp Sci Major and Certificate Declarations have been slightly altered to account for SD grades.
Certificate declarations will follow the following requirements:
|Comp Sci Certificate Declaration Requirements:
||Comp Sci Declaration Requirements for students with SD grading:
- Completion of Comp Sci 300
- Grade of BC or higher in an introductory programming course (Comp Sci 300, 354, or 400) taken at UW-Madison.
- Completion of CS 300
- SD in an introductory programming course (Comp Sci 300, 354, or 400) taken at UW-Madison