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bachelor of science in computer science

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register by: jan 6, 2021

gain the skills to create the applications people use every day — or manage the it professionals who do. 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.

you'll learn how to:

  • 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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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 developer
  • application integration engineer
  • applications developer
  • computer consultant
  • information technology analyst (it analyst)
  • software architect
  • software developer
  • software development engineer
  • software engineer
  • technical consultant
21 %

according to the bureau of labor statistics. bls projections are not specific to university of phoenix students or graduates.


paying for school

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keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. that’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

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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university of phoenix is accredited by the higher learning commission (hlc), since 1978, university of phoenix has been continually accredited by the higher learning commission and its predecessor.

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while widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. please check with a university enrollment representative.