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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

4 years

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Apr 20, 2022

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of IT. Our computer science degree equips you with the knowledge to apply information technology theory and principles to address real-world business challenges. You can also use elective courses to earn a certificate in cybersecurity, networking, cloud computing and much more.

  • Design a minimum viable product (MVP) in wireframe or cloud-based application and present it to potential investors

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing to identify solutions

  • Evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of requirements

  • Make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles

  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions

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Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Schedule

Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a computer science degree.

What you'll learn

When you earn your online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Java programming
  • Software development
  • Computer architecture
  • Ethics in computer science
  • Computer application and theory

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science?

A BSCS degree can prepare you to be:

  • Application(s) developer
  • Application integration engineer
  • Computer consultant
  • Information technology analyst (IT analyst)
  • Software architect
  • Software developer
  • Software development engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Technical consultant
22 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. job growth for software developer occupations is projected to be much faster as average between 2020 and 2030.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy
Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know
Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school.  Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

9

Chief Technology Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

We don’t know what the field is going to look like three years from now. We just know the threats are growing exponentially. We have to prepare the workforce to be prepared to take on those threats.”

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz

Faculty, College of Business & IT

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science degree

Online computer science degrees are available in a range of specializations. Many of our programs align with certification exams offered by leading companies.

An online computer science degree prepares you for growth opportunities in IT such as software developers with a salary range of $79–125k.  Salary ranges reflect the 25th and 75th percentile for software developers in Arizona, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

An online computer science degree prepares you growth opportunities in IT such as software developers with a salary range of $84–110k.  Salary ranges reflect the 25th and 75th percentile for software developers in Arizona, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Computer science degrees are available in 2-year associate degree programs including:

For computer science degrees that are more than 2 years, you can earn a bachelor’s degree in computer science. You also may be able to complete your degree sooner if you transfer credits from another institution or earn credits for your work or life experience. Eligible credits could cover up to 75% of your costs.

A computer science degree prepares you for jobs within the IT industry including:

  • Software Developers, Applications: salary range $79-125k*
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers salary range $107-171K*

* Salary ranges reflect the 25th and 75th percentile in Arizona, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.