The Bridge Program


Registration for the 2017 Bridge Program begins April 1, 2017.

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.

All incoming Purdue students are welcome to apply to Bridge, and students will be admitted to the program upon application review.

During the two-week program, students live on campus and develop a network of peers (and friendships) vital to their academic success. Registration fees include boarding in the residence halls, all meals, coursework and evening/weekend activities during the two weeks of Bridge. Topics covered are listed below:

July 30 - August 11, 2017
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 for the 2017 Bridge program will open April 1, 2017

2017 Bridge Program
July 30 - August 11

2018 Bridge Program
July 29 - August 10