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Admissions Requirements

Interested students must meet both CSUMB Admissions Requirements and CS Online Program Admissions Requirements. For more information, please contact Kayla Rolicheck at or visit the program's catalog page.

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CSUMB Admissions Requirements

Students must be transfer ready in order to start the CS Online Program.

Transfer ready is defined as:

  • Having 60 or more semester credits (90 quarter units) of transferable courses. These must include:
    • At least 30 semester credits (45 quarter units) of general education courses with a grade of C or better
    • The following four courses (commonly called "Golden Four”) with a grade of C- or better:
      • English Composition
      • Speech/Oral Communication
      • Critical Thinking
      • College level Mathematics course (with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite)
  • Achieving a minimum GPA of a 2.00
  • Considered to be in "good standing" at current or most recent college/university

Deadline to complete CSUMB Admissions Requirements:

Fall Admission: End of Spring

Spring Admission: End of Summer

CS Online Program Admissions Requirements

Required for Admission

The equivalencies* of these courses must be taken prior to admission to CS Online.

Courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. These can be taken at a community college or university.

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Recommended for Admission

The equivalencies* of these courses must be taken prior to graduating from CS Online.

Applicants who have fulfilled these courses prior to admission will be given priority status over those who have not.

View CS Online Degree Completion Requirements

*Equivalencies: Students may use for guidance in finding community college & university courses that match CSUMB's required courses. Please verify all course equivalencies prior to application by emailing

State-based admission limitations

California State University is in the process of requesting state authorization for our distance education programs. However, at this time we cannot accept students with permanent addresses from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Utah.

For additional information, please visit Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations.

Computer Science Online Degree Completion

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