"I was really interested in the Seattle University curriculum; especially with their emphasis on industry and also very project centered classes."
Our department offers three Bachelor of Science (BSCS) degrees and a Bachelor of Arts (BACS) degree in Computer Science. BSCS students have the option of specializing in Business or Mathematics. BACS students, have the option of combining with another disciplinary area, effectively customizing their degree as “CS + X”. Qualified students have the option of an accelerated path toward a Master’s degree in Computer Science with just one extra year.
This program offers you a solid foundation in computing and prepares you for industry careers as software developers in a variety of domains. Experiential learning through labs and project-based approaches aims at preparing students for careers in software industry or for entry into graduate programs.
In addition to the general option, you may choose to specialize in Mathematics or Business depending on your interests. These specializations enable you to develop greater interdisciplinary expertise, preparing you for with broader skillsets relevant in industry or research.
This program offers a sound foundation in computing, while allowing greater flexibility in determining an area of application of the acquired computing skills. It is an excellent preparation for students interested in professional careers involving computer applications in less technical areas such as business or education. As a BACS student, you have the option of combining your undergraduate education in computing with another disciplinary area, effectively customizing your degree as “CS + X”. Examples include Computer Science + Theater, Computer Science + Communications, Computer Science + Physics.
This is an accelerated path for qualified and motivated students to obtain both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science in five years.
The main benefits of the program are:
You will take two graduate courses (10 credits of 5000-level electives) in your senior year, which will count towards both the undergraduate and the graduate degrees.
The MSCS admission process for this program is greatly simplified. No GRE, recommendations, transcripts, or personal statement is required.
Application and Course Registration Process
To qualify for this program, you must meet all of the requirements:
Be enrolled in the BSCS program.
Complete all required 3000-level CPSC courses (with a C or better)
Maintain a cumulative GPA and a major GPA of 3.0 at the time of application
Note: A maximum of 10 credits can be applied to both the BS and MSCS program. Students need 180 credits to receive their BS degree and at least 37 additional credits for the MSCS degree.
*URM in CS National Average: Underrepresented Minorities who received a Computer Science Bachelors in 2016 per NCES.ed.gov