Undergraduate in business but graduate in Computer Science?

<p>I know people can do this with law school and medical school, but are those the only majors that are able to? Would having a bachelors in business allow me to still get a masters in computer science? Just wondering? Thanks</p>

<p>Can anyone give me some advice please?</p>

<p>I've looked into this and I am pretty sure most engineering masters programs require undergraduate study in the same topic to build you up to the masters level. There are some schools that might offer a 5 year BA/MA in CS if you are interested in that.</p>

<p>Have you considered a business major with a CS minor on the side if you are interested in applying CS concepts to work in the business field? Or CS major with business minor?</p>

Would having a bachelors in business allow me to still get a masters in computer science?


<p>Generally, no. Business, Law, and Medicine (and pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, etc) are professional programs that just require a bachelor's degree. Usually an MS in CS or Engineering is a research program, which requires an undergraduate degree in a closely related field (e.g. a degree in Computer Engineering to go into CS). </p>

<p>The exception is that some colleges offer professional master's programs in engineering/science. You can identify these by the lack of a thesis in the degree requirements. Some lower tier schools will be a little "looser" on how close your degree needs to be to get into the MS program, as long as the degree is related (e.g. BS Chemistry to MS Chemical Engineering, which would not be allowed in a research program). The non-engineers/scientists would then take "leveling" courses to get to a satisfactory level of proficiency in the field. </p>

<p>I can't imagine any school would consider Business to be close enough to CS to allow this, though (and I can't imagine that you would want to - you'd probably fail out without a sufficient background).</p>

<p>I am in the same boat. I also have a business undergrad degree and I am trying to get into an MS computer science degree. I believe you can go to CS grad school with a Business degree however you need to take a bunch of undergrad courses befor you apply. You will def need Calc I and II, Discrete Math, Computer Science I and II (any year worth of intro classes), and at least three uper level courses. I have already completed all the lower level requirements and i plan on taking Operating Systems, Computer Arch, Computation theory and at least one more math course (stats, probability, linear algebra etc...). I am hoping this will prepare me enough and I still might have to take more undergrad courses. </p>

<p>In general, You need to take at least 10 undergrad courses in Math and CS before you apply.</p>