In accordance with the standards established by the various accrediting agencies in Puerto Rico and the United States of America, the Peoples University of the Americas corroborates the same standards and regulations of evaluation for the conferral of Academic Degrees.
Requirements of an Academic Degree may encompass the following:
I – TRANSFERRED CREDITS:
Acceptable are only transcripts of credits obtained as a regular student of duly accredited higher education. Courses, which must be relevant to the student.s specific concentration and with a grade of C or better.
II – SEMINARS AND COURSES IN CONTINUING EDUCATION:
The following achievements are acceptable for credit according to certificates of attendance, successful completion and upon the written evaluation of authorized officers of the Peoples University of the Americas.
I – SPECIAL WORKS:
Acceptable are previous special works and experiences in related fields, which are officially certified, and upon the written evaluation and approval of an authorized officer of the Peoples University of the Americas.
II – INSTITUTIONAL SEMINARS AND/OR COURSES:
These are acceptable according to the attendance records and successful completion of Seminars and/or Courses within the Peoples University System in the areas required to fulfill the prerequisites for the Academic Degree to be granted.
III – PROJECTS THAT PROMOTE EXCELLENCE:
Acceptable is one or more of the following: scholarly dissertations, artistic works, original research projects, social activity project undertaken under the guidance of an assigned officer of the Peoples University of the Americas, or of an expert with a Doctoral Degree from another recognized Institution, or of a private practitioner approved by the Peoples University Accreditation Board.
NOTE: PUA academic standards define Credit Hours in real-time
Core courses required by all students:
CSCI 6323 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
CSCI 6334 Advanced Operating Systems
CSCI 6335 Advanced Computer Architecture
CSCI 6339 Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science
CSCI 6340 Advanced Software Engineering
CSCI 6336 Programming Languages and Compilers
CSCI 6175 Seminar in Computer Science (2 hours required, may be repeated as topics vary.)
Computer science electives courses:
CSCI 6333 Advanced Database Design and Implementation
CSCI 6337 Simulation
CSCI 6345 Advanced Computer Networks
CSCI 6350 Advanced Artificial Intelligence
CSCI 6351 Knowledge-based Systems
CSCI 6352 Object Oriented System Development
CSCI 6354 Performance Evaluation
CSCI 6356 Parallel Computing
CSCI 6360 Advanced Computer Graphics
CSCI 6362 Interactive Systems
CSCI 6364 Network Based Information Systems
CSCI 6370 Topics in Computer Science