Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development (GCSDD) requires completion of the following prerequisites:
- Computer programming 1 & computer programming 2 with a minimum grade of 2.0 (or equivalent coursework and/or in-depth work experience)
- College level calculus 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 email@example.com for further information.
Equivalent prerequisite courses may be taken at Washington state community and technical colleges, or as an undergraduate non-matriculated student at UW Bothell. For local community and technical college course equivalencies use the UW Seattle equivalencies listed in the table and refer to the UW Equivalency Guide. UW Bothell equivalent courses are linked in the table.
For other schools not listed on the UW Equivalency Guide, email our office a week-by-week syllabus for review to determine if the course is equivalent.
Required prerequisite course equivalencies at UW Seattle and UW Bothell
||UW Seattle Equivalency
||UW Bothell Equivalency
|Computer Programming 1
||CSE 122 (previously CSE 142)
|Computer Programming 2
||CSE 123 (previously CSE 143)
|College Level Calculus
This equivalency guide is subject to change. Please refer to the UW Equivalency Guide for verification.
Sample Coursework & Homework
To see an example of the coursework taught in the GCSDD, please view our Sample Homework Page.
Program Assessment Test
For those with in-depth work experience, computer programming I and II can be met through a program assessment test to determine OOP skill level for admission to the graduate certificate. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.