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Fundamental Computing Certificate of Undergraduate Study

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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.

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The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Fundamental Computing is designed to offer students the opportunity of a specialized study to provide students with experience in key courses of this discipline at the undergraduate level.

Students seeking this CUGS will be required to complete a total of 4 courses with 1 course from each of the 4 domains of computing. This CUGS is NOT available to Computer Science majors or Computing and Informatics majors.

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 Title S.H. (Credits)
Programming: 3 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
Mobile Applications: 3 S.H.
CS 04171 Creating Android Applications 3
CS 10271 Introduction to Android Programming 3
CS 10275 Introduction to iOS Application Programming 3
Applied Computing Technologies: 3 S.H.
CS 01105 Web Literacy 3
CS 01101 Computer Science Principles 3
CS 01110 Computing Environments 3
CS 01190 Introduction to Computer Game Modeling 3
MIS 02305 Business Applications of Blockchain 3
Network and Security: 3 S.H.
CS 01210 Introduction to Networks and Data Communications 3
CS 01211 Principles of Information Security 3
MIS 02315 Principles of Information Security 3
MIS 02327 Network Management 3

The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions 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 will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
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