is one of the major
universities in Boston,
Law School, School of Management,
and College of Arts and Sciences
Suffolk University is
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
All Distance Calculus Courses
are offered through the
Computer Science Department
at Suffolk University.
Who Can Enroll?
The short answer:
Anyone with a computer and stable internet connection.
Minimum computer requirements: one of the following:
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.
Windows XP or 2000 with a 500Mhz computer or faster
Macintosh OSX or OS9
Dialup or Broadband Internet, reliable connection
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
But most likely, your academic plans are at
, 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
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.