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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: Sep 28, 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 with advanced concepts in math, programming and computer architecture. You can also use elective courses to earn a certificate in cybersecurity, networking, cloud computing and much more.

  • Complex problem solving

  • Integration

  • Leadership

  • Software engineering

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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. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and 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.

Careers & Outcomes

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

A BSCS degree can prepare you to be:

  • Application developer
  • Computer consultant
  • Information technology analyst (IT analyst)
  • Software developer
  • 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

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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.

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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.

Real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

14

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

Yes, our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is available 100% online. Many of our programs align with certification exams offered by leading companies.

An online computer science degree prepares you for career 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).

The salary ranges are not specific to students or graduates of University of Phoenix. Actual outcomes vary based on multiple factors, including prior work experience, geographic location, and other factors specific to the individual. University of Phoenix does not guarantee employment, salary level, or career advancement. BLS data is geographically based. Information for a specific state/city can be researched on the BLS website.

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

  • Software Developers and Applications Developer: salary range $90K-151k*
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers salary range $122-198K*

* Salary ranges reflect the 25th and 75th percentile in nationally, 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.