The Bridge Program

Registration for the 2015 Bridge Program begins April 1, 2015. 

NOTE: The 2015 Computer Science Bridge program has reached capacity. Applications submitted will be added to a waitlist and students will be contacted if space becomes available.

Registration fees include boarding in the dorms, all meals, coursework and all activities after class and on weekends as well as one ticket for the opening dinner and the closing luncheon.

The Purdue Department of Computer Science wants to ensure the success of all students admitted to our program.

With that in mind, we have established The Bridge Program to help students with a high potential for computer science, but with little or no programming experience.

The Bridge Program introduces students to basic computer science and programming concepts at a comfortable pace in a fun and informal environment.

The Bridge Program is to help incoming students be successful in the first CS class — CS 18000.

During the two-week program, students live on campus in University residence halls and develop a network of peers (and friendships) vital to their academic success. The next program will be held August 2 - August 14 in 2015. Topics covered are listed, below:

August 2 - August 14, 2015
Bridge Program Class Topics

  • Java Basics, Input and Output, Primitive Types
  • Selection and Repetition
  • Arrays
  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • Methods and Classes
  • Inheritance and Exceptions
  • Dynamic Data Structures
  • Interfaces
  • Registration fees include boarding in the residence halls, all meals, coursework and all activities after class and on weekends as well as one ticket for the opening dinner and the closing luncheon.

2015 Bridge Program
 August 2 - August 14

2016 Bridge Program
July 31 - August 12