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Frequently Asked Questions: 

Can I use a COS course that is cross-listed with another department, or even a course that is not a COS course, to count for the PAC program?

Answer:Yes you can, as long as the course is a COS departmental

I am taking (course name and number) and believe it can qualify for the program, what can I do?

Answer:Simply send me an email with the name, course, and description of the course and it will be reviewed for approval.

As an MAE student doesn't require doing a year-long thesis, could I do a year-long project or semester-long independent work?

Answer:No, in this circumstance you must take an additional COS departmental.

Can I use a course that is a core requirement for my major to count toward PAC?

Answer:No, you cannot use a core requirement, but you may use an elective.

I'm a Computer Science major, and I'm interested in Applications of Computing too. Can I do the CS major and also the certificate program?

Answer:No. The same restriction applies to EE majors in the Computer Engineering track.

Can I use a core requirement from my major?

Answer:No, you cannot use a core requirement, but you may use an elective.

Can I use a non-core-requirement (i.e elective) course that I will use as a departmental for my major?

Answer:Yes, as long as it is an elective and not a core requirement for your major.

If I use the following course (enter course) toward my major, can I count it toward the PAC certificate as well?

Answer:Yes, you can count it if it is not a core requirement for the major, i.e. if it is an elective. However, you cannot use it for PAC if it is a core requirement for your major.

I'm an Electrical Engineering major and I'm interested in Applications of Computing too. Can I do the EE major and also the certificate program?

Answer:Yes, you can, as long as you are not in the Computer Engineering track in EE. If you are in the Computer Engineering track in EE, then you cannot obtain the PAC certificate.

Am I permitted to use a Study Abroad Course?

Answer:No, it must be taken at Princeton.
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