Bachelor of Science
in Computer Science
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Considering the high-tech world we live in, it’s no surprise computer science professionals are in demand across all industries. The job market is filled with opportunities for future-focused workers with the knowledge and skills to design innovative uses for new and existing computing technology.
National University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree program balances a strong academic foundation, realistic design, and implementation projects to prepare you for an exciting career in this fast-paced industry.
NU’s BSCS curriculum is designed to ensure you acquire the technical and design experience you need to succeed in the growing field of software engineering. You’ll study everything from design and implementations to management and security while you build industry-relevant expertise in data structures and algorithms, efficient, object-oriented programming and application of database systems, computer communication networks, and computer architecture. The field of computer science is evolving fast. If you want to see and be a part of what’s coming next, NU’s BS in Computer Science can show you the way.
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Evaluate data management methods and technologies used to improve integrated use of data
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
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Watch our video to learn more about the BS in Computer Science program from Dr. Ronald Uhlig, Program Chair, Department of Engineering & Computing.
“A flexible ABET-accredited program that prepares graduates for employment in the computer industry as well as for advanced studies in computer science.”
-Ali Farahani, Ph.D., Program Director, Computer Science
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“The computer science program at NU is designed with relevant knowledge and skills for a student can take on a real tasks in the computer industry.”
-Anh T. Nguyen, Class of 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
Computer science is the study of computer software and hardware and their applications. At its foundation, the program focuses on critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving. Efficient solution design, implementation, evaluation, and testing are routine tasks in a CS program. This degree provides the necessary knowledge and skills to enable you to understand complex problems and to apply principles of computing to identify solutions that meet a given set of requirements.
Yes. National University offers an online computer science degree program, culminating with a capstone project. The program is ABET-accredited and requires 180 quarter units to complete.
Most computer science bachelor’s programs take four years to complete. However, many online colleges offer two-year programs for students with an associate degree or transfer credits. National University offers a unique four-week class format, meaning students can take one class at a time, one month at a time and finish faster.
Although this program is rigorous and challenging, it is worth it for individuals interested in utilizing their math and problem-solving skills in their careers. A computer science degree can lead to a career in a highly in-demand field.
Yes, a good understanding of math concepts is necessary to be successful in computing and programming, as you will be required to make sense of abstract language, coding, algorithms, data structures, and more.
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