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Tracks for Computer Science Certificate Program

To obtain a certificate, candidates must complete a set of four courses (3 credits each) from the chosen track (together with their prerequisite courses, if any) and achieve a 3.0 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale.

Data Base Management/Artificial Intelligence

Students study concepts necessary for designing, implementing and using database systems. Students also are exposed to some advanced concepts, such as intelligent user interfaces and distributed and object-oriented databases.


COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
COSC 531 Database Design 3
COSC 573 Artificial Intelligence I 3
COSC 631 Database and Information Systems II 3
COSC 535 Information Privacy and Security 3
COSC 673 Artificial Intelligence II 3
COSC 690 Selected Topics 3


Networks and Distributed Systems

Students study general principles of computer communication, network architectures, programming using TCP/IP protocols, distributed computing design issues, and network based operating systems.


COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
COSC 585 Computer Communications Networks I 3
COSC 535 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


Scientific Software Development

Students study numerical techniques for solving various scientific problems. Topics include numerical analysis, queuing theory, and modeling and simulation.


COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
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


Software Engineering

Students implement all phases of the software development cycle by designing software projects, working in teams, and managing software development teams.


COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
COSC 540 Human Factors 4
COSC 535 Information Privacy and Security 3
COSC 565 Software Engineering I 3
COSC 665 Software Engineering II 3
COSC 678 Modeling and Simulation 3
COSC 676 Queueing Theory 3


Graphics and User Interfaces

Students create and manipulate digital models and images. Students also investigate graphics rich user interfaces and image processing techniques.


COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
COSC 518 Computer Graphics I 3
COSC 618 Computer Graphics II 3
COSC 540 Human Factors 4
COSC 525 Multimedia and Internet Computing 3 (New Course)
COSC 719 Image Processing 3
COSC 691 Selected Topics 3


Geographical Information Systems and Image Processing

Students study computer-based systems for storing, retrieving, analyzing and displaying complex spatial data. Students also implement image processing techniques for finding relations between survey maps and images from remote sensing devices, for environmental monitoring and for land use development.


COURSE NO TITLE CREDITS
COSC 518 Computer Graphics I 3
COSC 520 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 (New Course)
COSC 530 Remote Sensing 3 (New Course)
COSC 620 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3 (New Course)
COSC 719 Image Processing 3
COSC 692 Selected Topics 3


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