Prerequisites

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development (GCSDD) requires completion of the following prerequisites:

  • Computer programming 1 (CSS 142) & computer programming 2 (CSS 143) with a minimum grade of 2.0 (or equivalent coursework and/or in-depth work experience)
  • College level calculus (STMATH 124) with a minimum grade of 2.0  
  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester credits
  • English language proficiency

Please note, the Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements for students studying in the United States on an F-1 Visa. There may be some exceptions to this restriction; please contact the Center for International Education at uwbintl@uw.edu for further information.

Course Equivalencies

Equivalent computer programming courses and a college level calculus course may be taken at area community colleges. Please refer to the equivalency guide for details.

For those with work in-depth experience, CSS 142/143 can be met through a self-assessment to determine OOP skill level for admission to the graduate certificate. Follow the instructions on the self-assessment page.