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2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Computer Science, Dual-degree Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science Program in

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Assistant Professor Fu, Graduate Program Director, 516-463-4787

Mission Statement

The mission of the program is twofold: (1) to provide students with a strong foundation in the theory and practice of computer science in order to help them develop into knowledgeable, responsible professionals and lifelong learners, able to create and implement the latest computing technologies for the betterment of society; and (2) to develop independent thinkers who can provide leadership in the computing industry or academia, and who will have deep insights into the fundamentals of computer science, a broad perspective in the established and emerging fields of computing, and expertise in fields of their choice.

Program Description

The combined degree program in computer science provides outstanding CSC students at Hofstra an opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree within approximately five years. Among the 30 semester-hours of required graduate-level courses, 6 semester-hours, to be taken when the qualified undergraduate student has attained senior standing, can be used toward both the B.A. and M.S. degrees.

Admission Requirements

Eligible Hofstra undergraduate computer science majors may apply for admission to the program. The following requirements must be met:

1.         Undergraduate GPA is at least 3.0.
2.         Completion of core CSC courses: CSC 14, 15, 16, 17, 110, 112; and MATH 72.
3.         Applicants must submit applications after successfully completing a minimum of 78 undergraduate credits but prior to enrolling in their last 12 credits of course work toward the B.A. in computer science.

Overall GPA of at least 3.0 must be maintained after admission to the program. 

Program Requirements

Students have to meet all degree requirements as stated in the curricula of the B.A. program in computer science and the M.S. program in computer science. The only exception is that 6 semester hours of graduate work can be used toward both degrees. Students need to discuss the eligible courses with the graduate adviser.

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Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of all program requirements.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in overall graduate course work.

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