Classified Graduate Standing
Achievement of this status requires the following:
1. approval of a formal study plan (see description below) by the Computer Science Graduate Committee and the Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research (or designee);
2. satisfactory completion of no more than nine units on the study plan;
3. satisfactory completion of the following courses or equivalents, including prerequisites - CPSC 121, CPSC 131, CPSC 240, CPSC 323, CPSC 335, CPSC 351, CPSC 362 and MATH 270A,MATH 270B, MATH 338; and
4. competency in written communication in English must be demonstrated by a passing score on the California State University Examination in Writing Proficiency. The requirement must be satisfied before the student can be classified and before 500-level courses may be attempted. The student who fails to pass the EWP test may complete CPSC 311 with a “B” (3.0) or better as an alternative to the EWP requirement.
The courses provide an adequate basis for graduate work, while not unfairly precluding admission of persons without a bachelor’s degree in computer science.These courses have prerequisites, and students without preparation in a closely related degree may have additional work to complete. Refer to the catalog descriptions for prerequisites of each course deficiency.
Students with knowledge equivalent to any or all of these prerequisite courses are encouraged to satisfy such prerequisites by advanced placement examinations. Consult a Computer Science graduate adviser for further information.
Prior to admission to classified graduate standing in Computer Science, each student, with the aid of a Computer Science graduate adviser, shall prepare and submit for approval by the Computer Science Department graduate committee a formal study plan consisting of 400-level and graduate coursework.