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Online Undergraduate Certificate Computer Studies

Computer Studies
Undergraduate Certificate
  • 18 credits
  • Transfer up to 9 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $250 per credit
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Learn programming, algorithm design, and more with a UMGC certificate in Computer Studies.

An undergraduate certificate in computer studies provides you an introduction to the entire field of computer and information science. It gives you the option to focus on programming, networking, or digital media while using critical thinking and problem solving as you develop your technical and soft skills that this field requires.

Computer Studies Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 201)

Discipline-Specific Course Sequence (6 credits)

Programming Focus:

  • CMIS 102
  • CMIS 141
  • CMIS 242


A+Net+ Focus:

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 202)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 265)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 291) or (3 Credits, CMIT 320)


Digital Media/Interactive Design Focus

  • (3 Credits, CMST 290)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 295)
  • (3 Credits, CMST 308) or (3 Credits, DATA 200) or any lower-level computing course or three 1-credit computing courses

Computer Studies-Related Courses (6 credits)

Chosen from any CMIS, CMIT, CMSC, CMST, CSIA,  DATA, IFSM, or SDEV courses

  • You must be admitted as a UMGC student
  • You must complete a total of 18 credits, including at least 9 credits with UMGC.
  • You must complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses. Certificate courses may not be taken as pass/fail.
  • At least half of the total credits you use for any certificate must be earned through graded coursework.
  • You may not use the same course toward completion of more than one certificate. In cases where the same course is required for two certificates, you must replace that course with an approved substitute for the second certificate.
  • No more than half of the total credits for any certificate may be earned through credit by examination, prior-learning portfolio credit, internship/Workplace Learning credit, or transfer credit from other schools.

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