Graduate Certificate in Information Systems
The Graduate Certificate in Information Systems is designed to provide its students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with information systems. As a joint program with the College of Charleston, classes are held at The Citadel campus and College of Charleston Harbor Walk campus.
The successful student will:
Be able to develop client/server network applications using network sockets API.
Be able to analyze software vulnerabilities and hardening techniques.
Demonstrate the ability to effectively work in a team.
The certificate is composed of four courses
CSCI 601 Data Modeling and Database Design
CSCI 631 Principles of Computer Security
CSCI 632 Data Communications and Networking
CSCI 638 Advanced Topics in Database Systems (Prerequisite: CSCI 601)
A completed graduate application form along with appropriate non-refundable application fee returned to The Citadel Graduate College (CGC).
An official transcript of the baccalaureate degree and all other undergraduate or graduate work from accredited colleges and universities. Students admitted to the program are normally expected to have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0. With the approval of the joint program admissions committee, students whose grade point average is less than 3.0 may be permitted to take up to 6 credit hours of courses in a non-degree-seeking status and then apply for admission after successful completion of these courses.
Approval from the Program Director or Department Head before registering for any graduate Computer Science (CSCI) courses.
Evidence of a command of spoken and written English such as a TOEFL score of 550 paper-based, 79-80 internet-based, or 213 computer-based (if English is not the native language of citizenship).
Competency, demonstrated through coursework, approved work experience, or a program-administrated competency exam, in the areas of basic Computer Architecture, Object-oriented Programming, Discrete Mathematics, and Data Structures. Students who do not have a background in CS/IS, need a grade of B or higher in prerequisite courses.
For more information about the program or admission requirements, contact Dr. John I. Moore, Jr., Interim Department Head (phone: 843-953-7883, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. Michael P. Verdicchio, Graduate Program Director (phone: 843-953-5039, e-mail: email@example.com)