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Post-Baccalaureate Degree Program in Computer Science

If you already have an undergraduate degree in another field, you can get a second Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science through the Post-Baccalaureate (Post-Bacc or Second Degree) program. This program requires that you complete only the required classes and their pre-requisites from the undergraduate Computer Science program. This program is ideal for qualified students who have previously received degrees in other disciplines. Graduates of this program will be prepared for further advancement in their current field or for immediate employment in either the computer industry or many other businesses that increasingly rely on computer science. For most students, this second degree can be completed in two years. That can take longer if the prior major did not include many math courses. Summer courses can be a great way to catch up on those and other pre-reqs/required courses.

Application and Admission Requirements

Interested students must:

  • Submit the Boise State University Undergraduate Admission Application, along with nonrefundable application fee, to the Admissions Office. You can apply online through the Admissions Office website. The application form may also be obtained by contacting the Admissions Office at (208) 426-1156/4184 or 1-800-824-7017 or by email at
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended to be sent directly to the Admissions Office.
  • After admission: contact the Computer Science Department ( to request advising. Department staff will connect you with a second degree advisor who will look at your application and transcripts to develop a checklist of courses that would be required for your second degree. This advising cannot occur prior to admission. If you have general questions prior to admission, department staff may be able to assist you.