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Math Education
Colloquium Series
@ Suffolk University

Celebrating Our 11th Year
of Teaching On-Line

Suffolk University is one of the major universities in Boston, featuring its internationally respected Law School, School of Management, and College of Arts and Sciences

Suffolk University is
fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

All Distance Calculus Courses
are offered through the
Mathematics &
Computer Science Department
at Suffolk University.

Visit Our
Distance Calculus
Sister Program

Who Can Enroll?

The short answer: Anyone .

Revised answer: Anyone with a computer and stable internet connection. .

Minimum computer requirements: one of the following:

  • Windows XP or 2000 with a 500Mhz computer or faster
  • Macintosh OSX or OS9
  • Linux
  • Dialup or Broadband Internet, reliable connection
The computer algebra software used does require a "good" computer with enough RAM and hard drive space to drive some powerful software. Any computer purchased since 2000 should be OK.

To enroll in Distance Computer Science @ Suffolk University, you will be registered in the Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) special admission program in the university. This category is for students who are taking just 1 or 2 courses at Suffolk University. At other universities, these special admission areas are sometimes called "Extension Schools".

Unlike regular admission to Suffolk University, you do not have to complete SAT exams, write an entrance essay, submit high school transcripts, etc. Accordingly, you are not eligible as a CAPS student to pursue any degree-granting courses or obtain a Bachelor's or Master's or Ph.D. degree at Suffolk University (without further applications).

But most likely, your academic plans are at another college/university , and you just need to take one or more Computer Science courses to satisfy some requirements, and you wish to complete these courses via Distance Computer Science for one of many reasons, including flexibility of scheduling, interest in technology-based curriculum, etc., and transfer these academic credits to your main academic institution.

Possibly you are not a student at another academic institution at all! We have many students who are taking Distance Computer Science as a refresher course, or part of a professional development plan at their place of work, or are retired, and looking for some academic challenges.

Academic Requirements / Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites (other than those above) for Distance Computer Science courses.

Distance Computer Science Students are...
In summary, "who can enroll" might best be explained via a list of the most common types of students we have in Distance Computer Science:
  • Working Professionals
    A working adult taking college classes at night, aiming to complete a B.A. or M.A. at a local institution, who is taking a Distance Calculus/Computer Science course.
  • Undergraduate Students
    An undergraduate student who cannot fit a computer science course into his/her schedule at her main academic institution, or did not like the large and impersonal classrooms, etc., and prefers to take computer science via Distance Calculus/Computer Science on-line.
  • High School Students
    High school students who are advanced, and have completed their school's AP Computer Science course, and would like to continue their computer science studies rather than wait until they start university. Or, at some high schools, AP Computer Science is not offered.
  • Military Personnel
    We have many students who are currently in the military, sometimes in hostile areas of the world. The flexibility of Distance Calculus/Computer Science allows them to concentrate on their military duties, and work on their computer science studies when their tours have ended or taken a break.
  • Life-Long Learners
    Without a degree goal or other similar plans, we have many students who are just interested in the academic challenges inherant in a student of computer science, and take our courses for pure intellectual interest.

Distance Computer Science is offered through the Mathematics and Computer Science Department
at Suffolk University •41 Temple Street • Beacon Hill • Boston, Massachusetts 02114 USA

Phone: 617.497.2096
FAX: 617.497.2116
[email protected]