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Post-Baccalaureate (PB)

A post-baccalaureate student is one who has completed a bachelor’s degree and either seeks an additional bachelor’s degree (PB-BS) or wishes to enroll as an undergraduate to complete undergraduate courses in a non-degree objective capacity (PB-NDO). PB students can take undergraduate courses, pursue a second degree, or complete prerequisites for graduate programs.

PB Admissions

  • PB must apply for undergraduate transfer admissions.
    • On page 3 of the ApplyTexas application…
      • Select “I am seeking a second bachelor’s degree” if you plan to pursue a BS in Computer Science
      • Select “I am applying as a nondegree seeker” if you plan on enrolling in courses for personal interest or to fulfill graduate admissions prerequisites
    • All PB applicants to Computer Science must meet the "Transfer and Former Student Admission Requirements" listed for the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

PB Funding

PB students are not eligible to receive federal or state grants. PB students taking courses for enrichment are no eligible for financial aid. PB students seeking a second degree or enrolled in graduate admissions prerequisites may be eligible to receive federal loan assistance, pending aggregate and program eligibility. Eligible PB students must be enrolled in at least 6 hours to receive loans. Visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship website for additional information for for the most updated PB Certification Statement.

Post-Baccalaureate BS

  • For students who already completed a BS degree, but wish to pursue an additional BS in Computer Science.
  • International students are eligible for this degree-seeking program and must maitain a full-time courseload.
  • Students follow the BS in Computer Science curriculum
  • Students are advised by the Susan Clements in the NSM Undergraduate Advising Center

Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Objective

  • For students who do not seek an additional bachelor’s degree. The typical PB-NDO student in computer science are those from a non-computing background who enroll in courses to fulfill UH Computer Science graduate admissions prerequisites.
  • International students are NOT eligible for the non-degree objective program.
  • Students who are fulfilling graduate admissions prerequisites as a PB NDO should contact Matthew Pariyothorn (mmpariyothorn@uh.edu) in the Department of Computer Science for guidance.
  • Below are the graduate admissions prerequisite courses that can be completed with a B- or better at UH or elsewhere:
UH Course Title TCCNS Equivalent Comment

MATH 1431

Calculus I

MATH 2413

Take at UH or 2-year or 4-year college

MATH 1432

Calculus II

MATH 2414

Take at UH or 2-year or 4-year college

MATH 2331

Linear Algebra

MATH 2318

Take at UH or 2-year or 4-year college

COSC 1320*

or

COSC 1430

*COSC 1320 has been discontinued at UH effective Summer 2018

Intro to Computer Science II (Object Oriented Programming)

COSC 1337

or

COSC 1437

Take at UH or 2-year or 4-year college

COSC 2320*

or

COSC 2430

*COSC 2320 has been discontinued at UH effective Summer 2018

Data Structures

COSC 2336

or

COSC 2436

Take at UH or 2-year or 4-year college

COSC 2440

Computer Architecture

N/A

Must be taken at UH or other 4-year institution

COSC 3340

Automata & Computability

N/A

Must be taken at UH or other 4-year institution

COSC 3360

Operating Systems

N/A

Must be taken at UH or other 4-year institution