Degree and Certificate Programs

CityU offers career-relevant degree and certificate programs for international students who want to advance their education and broaden their perspectives while living in the Seattle area. For more information on our programs, contact our International Student Office.

English Language Program

CityU’s Washington Academy of Language offers a premier English Language Program (ELP) to those who would like to increase their English proficiency. A full-time and part-time ELP program is offered. Learn about English language proficiency requirements for placement into the CityU English Language Program (ELP).

Undergraduate Programs (Bachelor’s)

A minimum of 45 transferable university quarter credits are required to enroll in the following programs. There are no exceptions.

Graduate Program (Master’s)

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

The Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of Systems Development prepares students with non-technology related bachelor’s degrees for CityU’s Master of Science in Computer Science degree.

Total Credits required for the Certificate: 30 credits
Duration: 6 months

  • ENG 301: Advanced Composition
  • CS 131: Computer Science I – C++
  • IS 375: C++ – Intermediate
  • IS 306: Data Management Communications and Networking
  • IS 340: Operating Systems
  • IS 360: Database Technologies

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