Certification in Computer Science
Certification in the Major
Certification in a degree program is required by WSU prior to the granting of a baccalaureate degree. Qualification for initial certification, as well as continuation of certified status, will be evaluated based on several criteria including academic integrity, overall gpa, and gpa in mathematics, science, and major core courses: computer science, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. Certification will be initiated once the required courses have been completed. Students will be notified of the decision as soon as possible following their application for certification.
When it becomes necessary to limit enrollment, the overall gpa as well as the gpa for the prerequisite courses listed, will be important factors. Students who have not completed all of the prerequisite courses will be placed in a pre-engineering or pre-computer science major. Some courses require students to be certified in their major before enrollment is allowed in those courses. Additional details regarding certification in the major are available from the School of ENCS Academic Coordinators.
Students who have completed at least 30 semester hours of course work and who have completed CS 121, CS 122, CS 216, CS 224, CS 260, CS 261; Math 171, Math 172; Phys 201 or their equivalents are eligible for certification into the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program. All courses required for certification must be completed with a grade of C or better. Enrollment in 400-level computer science courses is restricted to certified majors or minors in computer science and to juniors and seniors certified in other degree programs requiring 400-level computer science courses.