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Program Preparation

Are you looking for career change in the field of Computer Science? Whether you are thinking about pursuing a second bachelor’s or master’s degree, Portland State University offers multiple paths to our Computer Science programs. These paths are intended for students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree in a field other than Computer Science.

 

1.   Second Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
  • Geared towards those with a Bachelor of Science
  • Broader topical coverage than Master's program
  • Begin any term
  • Must complete all undergraduate major requirements
  • Must maintain a C or better
  • Completed in as little as four years

 

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2.    Traditional Grad Prep Track
  • Provides preparatory work necessary to enter Master’s program in Computer Science
  • BA degree holders welcome
  • Begin any term
  • 44 credits of CS undergraduate coursework
  • Must maintain a B or better
  • Completed in as little as two years plus time required for Masters

 

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3.    New Beginnings – Accelerated Grad Prep Track
  • Provides preparatory work necessary to enter Master’s program in Computer Science
  • Start the MS program in only 9 months
  • Cohorts begin summer term
  • Highly accelerated, full-time program (16 credits/term)
  • Acceptance to Master's program upon completion
  • Completed in 9 months (July-March) plus time required for Masters

 

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Next Steps: Want to learn more about our programs and the opportunities to become a student? Attend one of our monthly Post-Baccalaureate Information Session