Fundamental Computing Certificate of Undergraduate Study

Fundamental Computing Certificate of Undergraduate Study

Fundamental Computing Certificate of Undergraduate Study

With a growing demand for computing literacies, the Fundamental Computing Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) program offers a series of courses to introduce students to a comprehensive study of various domains where computing is applicable. Students may explore areas such as programming in various languages, creating mobile applications, developing literacy in webpage authoring, exploring computer network and data communications, and examining information security. Ultimately, these experiences may then be extended and applied to individual student disciplines and is intended to attract student who wish to increase their marketability within a diverse domain of computing literacies.

The CUGS in Fundamental Computing is targeted for non-matriculated and matriculated students in non-computer Science majors, non-computer and informatics majors with an interest in the various domains where computing may be applied.

Students have the opportunity to gain exposure to the computing in which computing impacts multiple disciplines in contemporary society. It provides students with requisite knowledge and skills to keep current and their enhance marketability across industry. No prior experience or knowledge of computing technologies is required.



Students seeking the Fundamental Computing CUGS are required to complete a total of 4 courses in the existing Computer Science B.S. curriculum. This program can be fulfilled by completing courses in 4 out of the 5 different domains of computing for a total of 12 hours of coursework.


The following courses make up the Fundamental Computing CUGS program.

  • 4 Courses/ 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
CS 01102 Introduction To Programming 3
CS 01104 Introduction To Scientific Programming 3
CS 04103 Computer Science And Programming 4
CS 04110 Introduction to Programing Using Robots 3
CS 04171 Creating Android Applications 3
CS 01105 Web Literacy 3
CS 01210 Introduction to Networks and Data Communications 3
CS 01211 Principles of Information Security 3

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Fundamental Computing Certificate of Undergraduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall - Module 1 September 1 July 1
Fall - Module 2 October 20 September 15
Spring - Module 3 January 19 November 1
Spring - Module 4 March 3 February 1
Summer - Module 5 May 18 April 1
Summer - Module 6 June 30 June 1