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Software Development, Graduate Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in Software Development is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate degree related to computing or for students who completed a computing degree many years ago.  The certificate covers foundational computer science topics that would prepare a student for a position as a software developer or for completing a master’s degree in computer-related disciplines.  The certificate may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte.  Courses taken in this graduate certificate can be applied toward the M.S. in Information Technology  degree.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the general Graduate School requirements for admission to Graduate Certificate programs.  Applications must include all of the materials listed by the Graduate School as typical for Graduate Certificate application submissions.

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses (15 credit hours)

This graduate certificate is comprised of 5 required courses. Students should start with ITIS 5101  to gain experience in programming.  ITIS 5135  can be taken concurrently with ITIS 5101 . Both should be taken prior to the remaining 3 courses in the certificate.

Certificate Total = 15 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

Students must achieve a 3.0 GPA to complete the certificate.  No more than one grade of C may count towards the certificate.

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