The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science Applications is a pathway program that will teach students with a BS, BA, or higher degree core knowledge in computer science, including programming, discrete mathematics, data structures, and algorithm analysis. This knowledge is essential for success in graduate programs in computer science, data science, and cybersecurity. The students will use C++ and Java programming languages to gain hands-on experience working with interesting projects from various application areas, including image analysis, artificial intelligence, and graphs. Students will understand what makes algorithms efficient in terms of storage and speed. No prior knowledge of programming is required. A certificate will be issued at the successful completion of the program. Students who complete the program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will automatically be admitted to the MS in Computer Science or the MS in Cybersecurity or the MS in Data Science program at Hofstra University.