COMPUTER SCIENCE Promise Cohort

Information

The Toro Computer Science 4-year Graduation Promise is a cohort-based pathway for newly admitted freshmen interested in obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. The cohort-based model provides students with a learning community where students majoring in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science take the majority of their courses together, study together, participate in enrichment workshops, receive specialised tutoring, academic guidance, internships, and need based scholarships only awarded to students in the cohort.

 To participate, students must:

  • Complete the admission and enrolment process for CSUDH

  • Submit the Toro CS Promise Application

  • Meet with the Toro CS Promise advisor for review and approval of application

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Academic Support : To help stay on track in this rigorous academic program, students will meet with an Academic Adviser on a regular basis to ensure they are doing well in their classes.
  • Internship and Research Experiences : Students will participate in internships with highly desirable companies.
  • Cohort Activities : Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Students in the cohort will participate in extracurricular activities like field trips, distinguished speakers series, professional development workshops, and regular meetings.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To participate, students must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher*

  • Have Algebra II, Geometry, and preferably

    Pre-Calculus completed

  • Agree to follow the prescribed course pathway and participate in all program activities

    * Students with a GPA below 3.0 will need to submit a one-page statement with their application explaining the reason for their current GPA and a plan for maintaining a 3.0 in the program.

BENEFITS

  • Be part of a cohort-based learning community with other incoming freshmen and create a supportive and inclusive learning environment
  • Participate in exclusive enrichment and internship opportunities.
  • Receive up to $2,000 in need based scholarship funds
  • Reserved courses only for students in the cohort
  • Graduate in four years! No delays due to class availability or registration issues
  • Enjoy a meaningful career in an industry with high demand and high-paying jobs

Student Testimonials

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NSF Award Number : 1833940

Project Title : Replication of a Cohort-Based Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Model.