Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Post-degree studies

So I've been accepted into Texas State's Graduate School for Computer Science. My goal is a Master's of Science in Computer Science, and it's going to be a long row to hoe getting there.

Since my first degree is non-Computer Science, there are some prerequisite courses that I need to fulfill (introductory C, Assembly, Calculus I and II already taken):

  • C and C++ Programming (intermediate)
  • Fundamentals of Computer Technology (sounds easy, but is Junior level course)
  • Computer Architecture
  • Data Structures
  • Program Translators OR Operating Systems
  • 6 hours of advanced computer science electives
  • Discrete Mathematics
Once I complete these courses, I will have what is called a Certificate for Computer Science. From what I understand, the delta between a BS and a Certificate isn't huge, and while not exactly equivalent to a BS, the Certificate allows one to either get a job in the computer industry or enter graduate school.

After these I need to take the GRE, then onwards and upwards into Graduate School.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Long hard road for sure. But it is the journey that matters, not the end goal....someone said that I think...

anyway, if anyone can do it, it is you, so keep hitting the books. Yes a hammer is ok, but I prefer a sledge hammer.