Computer Science Certificate

The Certificate in Computer Science is a non-degree course of study for anyone interested in acquiring the state of the art knowledge and skills such as Java programming, object-oriented software development, networks and telecommunications, web development, and database management.

Students can begin the program with a minimal understanding of computers and finish this program with skills to master the rapid development of computer technologies. Courses are taught by the faculty of the Department of Computer Science. All courses are for credit and can be transferred into the undergraduate major in computer science or used to satisfy prerequisites for admission into the MS program in computer science. Courses offered in the evenings and online. Students will also have access to state-of-the-art computer labs to support their studies. Students are admitted in the fall and spring semesters.

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Certificate Requirements

Students complete the following six courses (18 credit hours) of undergraduate coursework:

  • One 200 level COMP course
  • Two 300 level COMP courses (excluding COMP 391)

SCPS cannot guarantee full-time student status throughout the length of our certificate programs. Courses are offered in the 16-week format during the day.

We invite you to visit us for an Open House or Information Session at our downtown Chicago campus.  Contact us to request more information about Loyola’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies Actuarial Science programs.