Program Overview

The Certificate in Computer Science at Golden Gate University introduces students to the core concepts and skills of computer science. The certificate can be completed in two semesters, and it can be applied towards a Bachelor’s Degree at Golden Gate University.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this certificate program will be able to:

  • Communicate concepts in computer science effectively to general and specialized audiences through structured written, oral and visual presentations.
  • Identify, categorize, and analyze problems and issues using computer science, and draw warranted conclusions.
  • Perform accurate calculations using symbolic operations, and provide accurate interpretations and explanations of data.
  • Correctly identify, categorize, evaluate, and cite multiple resources to create projects, papers, or performances.
  • Describe ethical issues in computer science and apply ethical principles or frameworks in judgment and decision-making.
  • Describe and analyze relationships between academic learning and problems outside the classroom.
  • Explore, connect, and apply concepts and methods across multiple fields of study that relate to or inform the field of computer science.
  • Examine connections between academic learning and professional goals in the field of computer science and demonstrate attitudes such as curiosity, self-awareness, adaptability, and motivation.