Computer Science B.S./Computer Science M.S. (non-thesis)

Excellent opportunities exist for students graduating with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science. The master's level provides several important advantages. First, the Project Course, CSCI 7200, allows students to work closely with a faculty member on a significant project. Such experience is highly valued by industry and will be helpful in interviews. Second, master's graduates will be in a better position to assume leadership positions in the computer and information technology fields. Positions include Team Leader, Project Leader, all the way up to Chief Information Officer (CIO). Third, the additional advanced coursework (several of which cover material that is in high demand) will provide advantages for career advancement. Fourth, for those students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree in a highly competitive department, having a five-year dual bachelor's-master's degree will certainly be an advantage. Further, the project work may result in a publication that will also help in the application process. Finally, on payscale.com the average starting salary for Software Developers (SD), Software Engineers (SE), and Senior Software Engineers (SSE) increases by an average of 15%, 10%, and 10%, respectively, with SSE's having master's degrees averaging an annual salary of over $100,000.

Admission to Program

After a student has 60-90 hours in the Computer Science B.S. program, they will be eligible to apply to the Double Dawgs (B.S./M.S.) program.

Students who have taken the GRE with a score of 285 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and completed the following courses or equivalent with a C grade or better will be eligible for admission to the Double Dawgs program:
CSCI 1302 Software Development, CSCI 2670 Introduction to Theory of Computing, CSCI 2720 Data Structure, MATH 2250 Calculus I, CSCI 3030 Computing, Ethics and Society.

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Students need to take one course from each of the three groups below:

Group 1) CSCI 6050 Software Engineering or CSCI 6370 Database Management
Group 2) CSCI 6720 Computer Systems Architecture
Group 3) CSCI 6470 Algorithms or CSCI 6480 Approximation Algorithms or CSCI 6610 Automata and Formal Languages

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Students must take one of these courses: CSCI 4570/ 6570: Compilers (4) or CSCI 4760/6760: Computer Networks (4) or CSCI 4730/6730: Operating Systems (4).

Students must take at least 12 CSCI credit hours at the 8000 level (i.e., at least 3 CSCI 8000-level courses).

Students must take one credit hour of CSCI 8990 Research Seminar.

The candidate must register for CSCI 7200 Master's Project for at least 5 hours of credit while working on research.

Admission to Graduate Program

Students who have taken the GRE with a score of 285 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and completed the following courses or equivalent with a C grade or better will be eligible for admission to the program:
CSCI 1302 Software Development, CSCI 2670 Introduction to Theory of Computing, CSCI 2720 Data Structure, MATH 2250 Calculus I, CSCI 3030 Computing, Ethics and Society.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Bradley Barnes
  • Email: bjb211@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-583-0826
  • Address: 215 Boyd

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Computer Science B.S.
  • Department/College: Computer Science

Advising Contact

  • Name: Bradley Barnes
  • Email: bjb211@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-583-0826
  • Address: 215 Boyd

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Computer Science M.S.
  • Department/College: Computer Science

Advising Contact

  • Name: Hamid Arabnia
  • Email: hra@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-3480
  • Address: 413 Boyd