Certificate in Computer Science

The Certificate in Computer Science offers individuals trained in other fields the opportunity to retrain for additional skills or entry level programming positions. Students must complete at least 18 credit hours of accredited coursework for this certificate. The following courses are required for completing this certificate program:

Alumnus Leaves Musical Legacy

From New York to Berlin, Noam Faingold is following his passion for music with a creative drive that has earned him one of the nation's most generous scholarships, worth up to $300,000.

From New York to Berlin to Tulsa, Noam Faingold is following his passion for music with a creative drive that has earned him one of the nation's most generous scholarships, worth up to $300,000. As The University of Tulsa's first Jack Kent Cooke graduate scholarship winner, Noam, who is now working on his master's at NYU, has left a legacy at TU.

Noam benefited from his program's flexibility, the University's opportunity for undergraduate research, and the support and encouragement of his professors.

"My professors were really flexible whenever I had an idea for an alternative project that would give me more real-life musical performance experience," Faingold said.

As Noam began to formulate his theories on music and genre, TU's undergraduate research grants gave him a way to flesh out his ideas.

"I received three research grants throughout my time at TU, which is unparalleled to other universities," he said.

His first research grant permitted him to attend the 2006 NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop in New York City. The positive experience he had at the film-scoring workshop in 2006 led him to become TU's first film scoring minor and also influenced his decision to pursue his graduate studies at NYU in composition and film scoring.

His second research grant from TU resulted in his submission of his research paper, "Film Score and the Classical Canon," to TU's 2007 Student Research Colloquium and his participation in the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) program.

Noam's third research grant worked together with a grant he received from the German-American Society to study composition at the Frei Universitat in Berlin with Juilliard composition professor Samuel Adler. While in Germany, he traveled to several homes of German composers and wrote a paper on finding the human elements of the composers Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

The research Noam began during his time at TU has served as the basis for his graduate level work at NYU.

  • CS 1043, CS 2003 and CS 2123
  • Three approved computer science electives, two of which must be a the 3000 level and above