College and Coding Boot Camp Find a Way to Team Up

Coding boot camps pitch themselves as a sure path to a lucrative job. Colleges say a liberal arts grounding is crucial to career success.

Now, the two have come to a sort of truce, marrying a healthy dose of technical skills with a more traditional college course load in an effort to round out students’ experiences and boost enrollment.

Dominican University of California and San Francisco-based coding program Make School are teaming up to offer computer science courses at Dominican, taught by Make School instructors, and general-education courses at Make School, taught by Dominican professors.

Humanities and social science majors have lost enrollment in recent years, partly to more career-focused options like health and engineering, forcing liberal arts schools to shake up their curricula.

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