What do you think of a one year comp sci program?

By | October 14, 2015

Brandeis U has a post-bacc program that lets you get a BS in comp sci in a single year, and then go directly into a masters or doctorate program.

To any programmers out there: do you think it’s possible to receive an adequate undergraduate education in a single year? I don’t have any programming background, I just became interested in programming from working at online companies. Brandeis is well rated but I don’t know how a single year of programming training could make me competitive against people who have been programming since high school and then went through a whole four years at a college. What do you think of the odds of catching up in a single year of concentrated study?
*I already have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field. This would be just to get the computer science classes I’d need.

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2 thoughts on “What do you think of a one year comp sci program?

  1. Lauren

    I would question the kind of degree you are recieving. Make sure it’s an accredited school.

    I went through 4 years of schooling at UC Irvine in the Comp Sci Program, and I learned a lot. But I had to take other classes as well for my general ed.

    By the name of the program “post-bacc” seems like you can only enroll if you already obtained a Bachelor’s Degree. So 1 year would be believable if that’s the case.

    You basically want to learn the basics and the technique. When I started my job I didn’t know the programming language the company used, but I learned over time.

    In this field, you will constantly have to learn new things. It’s actually pretty fun. G’luck!

  2. John96

    Even if you eliminated all the non computer classes a BS in Computer Science there is more than a year or coursework there. I don’t see how you could get your degree in Computer Science in a year unless each term, Fall, Spring, and Summer were something like 18 credits each.

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