2020-2021 Catalog

Fundamentals of Computing, Undergraduate Certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Computing (FundComputing) is designed to develop marketable skills grounded in the principles of computing.  This certificate provides a solid fundamental for further education in the computing fields – Computer Science, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, and Information Technology. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will have mastered fundamental skills in programming, statistical computing, broad fundamental topics in computing, web, database technologies, and cybersecurity to build a career in the field of computing

The Undergraduate Certificate in Fundamentals of Computing will prepare students to:

  •  Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of fundamentals of computing (General Computing Knowledge). 
  • Apply fundamental principles and practices of the fundamentals of computing  (Computing Fundamentals Principles and Practices).  
  • Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in the fundamentals of computing (Critical and Ethical Thinking).  
  • Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in the fundamentals of computing (Quantitative Literacy). 
  • Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles (Communication). 
  • Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal (Collaboration).  


City University of Seattle's undergraduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, apply to this program. 

Total Required Credits (30 Credits)

Required Courses

CS 132Computer Science I


CS 251Statistical Computing (QSR for select programs/NS)


IS 201Fundamentals of Computing


IS 312Web Design


IS 345Cybersecurity


IS 360Database Technologies