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Computer science degree programs

BS Applied Computing

The Applied Computing (ACO) degree provides a computer science foundation. It focuses on database systems, computer networking, and cybersecurity. The program provides interdisciplinary connections, including the combination of computing with its “real-world” application. Hands-on class projects, internships, industry partnerships and authentic and impactful research conducted with faculty provide numerous opportunities for students to apply their knowledge before they graduate.

Key concepts: Database, Networking, Cybersecurity
Location: New College, West Campus
WUE eligible

Careers

  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Science Professor
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Technology Manager (IT Manager)
  • Software or Web Developer

BS Computer Science

The BS program in Computer Science focuses on the design of computers, computational processes for problem-solving, and information transfer and transformation with an emphasis on improving software and system quality, security, performance and usability. A student pursuing a Computer Science degree will learn to design, analyze, and improve the quality of computer software and systems for a variety of applications, including artificial intelligence, computer vision, cybersecurity, graphics, information management, multimedia, and networking.

Key concepts: Different aspects of software applied to various areas.
Location: School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Tempe Campus

Careers

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Software Quality Engineer
  • Corporate Web Developer
  • Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Geospatial Information Technologists
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineering Specialist

BSE Computer Systems Engineering

The Computer Systems Engineering degree focuses on analysis, design, testing, integration, and evaluation of hardware and software systems. The degree is grounded in many engineering disciples. Students engage in the design of integrated hardware and software solutions for computing, communication and control applications. Students become skilled at interfacing different pieces of hardware and software components and integrating systems and products with new capabilities and improved quality and performance.

Key concepts: Hardware and software focus
Location: School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Tempe Campus

Careers

  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Computer Network Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Science Professor
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Software Quality Engineer
  • Computer System Architect
  • Engineering Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software Engineer