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Computer Science Certificate Program

The following outline is for students declaring their major Fall 2006 (or after). All other COSC majors should visit their advisors with any questions.

To obtain the certificate, candidates must complete a set of four courses (3 credits each) from the chosen track (together with their prerequisite courses, if any), achieving a 3.0 grade point average or better.

Tack 1. Database Management/Artificial Intelligence

COSC 531 Database and Information Systems I 3
COSC 573 Artificial Intelligence I 3
COSC 631 Database and Information Systems II 3
COSC 635 Information Privacy and Security 3
COSC 673 Artificial Intelligence II 3
COSC 690 Selected Topics 3

Tack 2. Networks and Distributed Systems

COSC 585 Computer Communications Networks I 3
COSC 635 Information Privacy and Security 3
COSC 678 Modeling and Simulation 3
COSC 685 Computer Communications Networks II 3
COSC 687 Distributed Computer Systems 3
COSC 691 Selected Topics 3

Tack 3. Scientific Software Development

COSC 528 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 3
COSC 541 Numerical Analysis I 3
COSC 641 Numerical Analysis II 3
COSC 675 Applied Combinatorics and Graph Theory 3
COSC 676 Queuing Theory 3
COSC 678 Modeling and Simulation 3

Tack 4. Software Engineering

COSC 519 User Interfaces and Human Factors 3
COSC 565 Software Engineering I 3
COSC 635 Information Privacy and Security 3
COSC 665 Software Engineering II 3
COSC 676 Queuing Theory 3
COSC 678 Modeling and Simulation 3

Tack 5. Graphics and User Interfaces

COSC 518 Computer Graphics I 3
COSC 519 User Interfaces and Human Factors 3
COSC 525 Topics in Multimedia and Internet Computing 3
COSC 618 Computer Graphics II 3
COSC 621 Image Processing 3
COSC 693 Selected Topics 3

Tack 6. Geographical Information Systems and Image Processing

COSC 518 Computer Graphics I 3
COSC 520 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
COSC 530 Remote Sensing 3
COSC 620 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
COSC 621 Image Processing I 3
COSC 694 Selected Topics 3

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