Certificate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs
Certificate in Computer Science
This four-course, graduate-level Computer Science certificate program will update students' skills and broaden their knowledge in computer science. Computer science certification courses are transferable into the Tufts M.S. program upon acceptance to that program.
The Computer Science certificate requires four graduate-level courses in Computer Science. Completion of the certificate requires grades of B- or better in all courses.
Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction
The program is open to individuals with a bachelor's degree and is especially useful for computer programmers, web designers, software engineers, human factors professionals, user interface designers, and others who wish to develop or enhance their user interface design and implementation skills. This certificate is offered in collaboration with the Tufts Department of Psychology, the School of Engineering, and the Department of Occupational Therapy at Tufts.
Students must complete four courses to earn a Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction, including those in engineering psychology, interface design, and computer programming. Students interested in earning a graduate degree can often apply these HCI certificate courses toward master’s programs in computer science or human factors, or a Ph.D. degree in computer science.
Post-Baccalaureate Minor in Computer Science
The Computer Science Post-Baccalaureate program provides the opportunity for academically talented, highly motivated adult students, with at least a bachelor's degree, to prepare for a new career or graduate work in Computer Science. A concentrated, rigorous program of study, equivalent to a minor program in computer science, prepares individuals to start a new career in high technology or to continue on for graduate study.
The Post-Baccalaureate Minor program requires five Tufts courses. The minor program can be completed in as few as three semesters, or can be pursued on a more long-term basis, taking only one course at a time. Completion of the program requires grades of B- or better in all courses.