Feb 23, 2020
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer Science,
Harris Corp. Engineering Center, Room: 437
Dr. Dan Marinescu, email@example.com, 407-823-2779
- See Common Program Prerequisites .
- Qualified students may apply after completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours and successful completion of the Foundation Exam.
- Completion of no more than 90 credit hours.
- Completion of the GRE with a highly competitive score by the end of first semester of the senior year for continuation in the program.
- Admission is not automatic. Interested students may need to be interviewed.
- Admission to the Accelerated Program does not guarantee formal admission to the MS program.
General Education Program (GEP) (39 Credit Hours)
Cultural & Historical Foundations
Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (17 Credit Hours)
Core Requirements: Basic Level (30 Credit Hours)
Select One: (3 Credit Hours)
Core Requirements: Advanced Level (18 Credit Hours)
- Any 4000-5000 level Computer Science (CS) course that is not a required undergraduate course will count as a restricted elective.
- Only ONE of the following six Information Technology courses may count as a CS Restricted Elective: CAP 4102, CIS 4004, CIS 4524, CNT 4603, CNT 4703, and CNT 4714.
- At most 3 hours of independent study or research allowed. No internship or cooperative education credits are allowed.
- It is recommended that students take at least 3 classes from a primary area to gain an in-depth know ledge in that area of Computer Science.
- It is recommended that students take classes from at least 2 different secondary areas to gain a broad knowledge of Computer Science. These courses may also be listed in the student’s primary area.
- A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in all courses in this area.
- Students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in the following all courses in this section.
- Students participating in the Accelerated Undergraduate to Graduate Program in Computer Science should take up to 12 hours of 5000 and 6000 level courses from the areas listed below.
- The courses listed in the areas below are for ease of reference only.
AI and Machine Learning Area
Graphics, Games, and HCI Area
Algorithms and Complexity Area
- COT 4500 - Numerical Calculus Credit Hours: 3
- CAP 5510 - Bioinformatics Credit Hours: 3
- CAP 5512 - Evolutionary Computation Credit Hours: 3
- COP 5021 - Program Analysis Credit Hours: 3
- COP 5537 - Network Optimization Credit Hours: 3
- COT 5405 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms Credit Hours: 3
Software Engineering Area
Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)
4000-5000 level mathematics or statistics (6 Credit Hours)
courses from: STA, MAP, MAA, MAD, MAS prefixes and the following courses.
No independent study hours, internship, or cooperative education hours are allowed.
Capstone Requirements (6 Credit Hours)
A “C” (2.0) or better is required in the two courses.
Electives (4 Credit Hours)
- Select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with a departmental advisor. Courses may be outside the department.
Foreign Language Requirements
- Two years high school, or one year college language (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.
Departmental Exit Requirements
University Minimum Exit Requirements
- A 2.0 UCF GPA
- 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
- 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
- 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
- A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
- Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.
Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120
Total Combined Credit Hours Required: 138
Shared Courses (12 Credit Hours)
- Up to 12 credit hours of approved 5000 or 6000 level courses of grades B (3.0) or better may be counted towards the BS and Masters degrees. These 12 credit hours will meet either restricted elective or course requirements for the major. Contact the Graduate Coordinator in the Computer Science department for a list of acceptable courses.
Honors In Major
- The following will be waived for this joint degree program:
- The limit of nine hours to be shared between undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Undergraduate students taking graduate courses must be within nine hours of graduation
- Undergraduate students taking graduate courses must not register for more than a total of twelve hours in that semester
- Undergraduate students are not eligible to take 6000-level courses
Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses
Graduate Courses Link
Program Academic Learning Compacts
- Part-Time Student: $9 per term
- Full-Time Student: $18 per term