Part-time Options

All Ying Wu College of Computing degrees can be completed on a part-time basis. Courses can be taken face-to-face or online.  The academic requirements for doing a degree part time versus full time are the same, but there are differences from a logistics perspective:


BS & BA:

  • All core courses are offered once a year either in the evening, weekend, or on online.

  • Students who are required to take remedial Computer Science, English and Math courses should note that these courses are  only offered in the day. If taking day courses does not work,   prospective part time students may want to complete these courses at another accredited institution.

  • Sufficient elective and general university requirement courses are offered in evening, week-ends, or on line.

  • Some computing electives, science, math, humanities, and social science courses are only offered during the day.


MS:

  • All required courses are offered at least once a year.

  • Required courses are also offered online.

  • Almost every elective course is also offered in the evenings, Saturdays, and/or online.

  • Average time to complete the degree on a part-time basis is about 3 years.

  • Students may take a leave of absence for up to 4 semesters.

  • The degree must be completed within 7 years.


PhD:

  • All required courses are offered at least once a year.

  • Not all required courses are offered online.

  • Many elective courses are offered in the evenings, Saturdays, and/or online.

  • Average time to complete the degree on a part-time basis is about 6  years.

  • Students may take a leave of absence for up to 4 semesters.

  • The degree must be completed within 7 years.