Undergraduate computing programs
at ASU

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: School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), 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 Applied Computing (Cybersecurity)

The ACO degree with a concentration in cybersecurity builds on the ACO degree. Students acquire the technical knowledge to secure networks and applications, an understanding of cybersecurity governance models and risk-management fundamentals, methods of communicating complex risk issues, and solutions for the challenges of implementing cybersecurity controls within various organizational models. Students gain experience with real-world cybersecurity organizations, protecting digital assets against compromise or theft.

Key concepts: Network security, risk management, implementing cyber controls, cybersecurity governance
Location: School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), West campus
WUE eligible

Careers

  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary
  • Computer and Information Research Scientist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager

BS Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical informatics (BMI) is a multidisciplinary field that involves the understanding of information sciences and technology and their application to the fields of biomedical science, clinical imaging, health care practice, and population health. Students learn approaches to analyzing data, modeling knowledge, and using these capabilities to address problems in the biomedical and health domains. Students have the opportunity to do research alongside world-renowned faculty, who are experts in bioinformatics, imaging informatics, clinical informatics, and population health informatics.

Key concepts: Translate biomedical data to improve health.
Location: New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Downtown Phoenix campus

Careers

  • Bioinformatics Scientist
  • Biostatistician
  • Clinical Data Managers
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Statistical Assistants
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Informatics Nurse Specialists

BS Business Data Analytics

Big Data is getting bigger. According to IBM, the estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data we create daily will add up to 40 zettabytes (43 trillion gigabytes) by 2020 — and that’s just the beginning. The W. P. Carey degree in business data analytics gives you the tools to launch a dynamic career with global potential, in a business world increasingly ruled by data.

Key concepts: Create and manage Big Data initiatives as well as associated business processes that facilitate large-scale analytics solutions in organizations
Location: W.P. Carey School of Business, Tempe campus and online

Careers

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Warehousing Specialist
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Statisticians

BA Business (Information Security)

The BA degree program in business with a concentration in information security provides students with core business skills as well as the basic critical and technical skills necessary to understand cyber threats, security, and prevention in the business setting. It focuses on data security to endure students learn how to protect future stakeholders and clients.

Key concepts: Cyber threats and threat prevention in business.
Location: W.P. Carey School of Business, West campus and online

Careers

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Data Management Specialist
  • General Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst

BS Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree teaches students the exciting and innovative ways that information technology is used to help organizations succeed. Students learn how to design, build, and maintain information systems that support business operations and managerial decision-making. The degree focuses on aspects of business including workflow design, data management and decision making, and project management.

Key concepts: Information technology applied to business
Location: W.P. Carey School of Business, Tempe campus | Online

Careers

  • Business Intelligence Analysts
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrator
  • Document Management Specialists
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Search Marketing Strategists
  • 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 and Augmented Intelligence (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

BS Computer Science (Cybersecurity)

The BS program in computer science with a concentration in cybersecurity provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to build dependable and secure information systems and networks and to ensure the integrity and quality of information being stored, processed and transmitted.

Key concepts: Network security
Location: School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Tempe campus

Careers

  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Software Quality Engineer
  • Computer System Architect
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer

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

BSE Computer Systems Engineering (Cybersecurity)

The cybersecurity concentration in the computer systems engineering BSE degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to build dependable and secure information systems and networks and to ensure the integrity and quality of the information being stored, processed and transmitted.

Key concepts: Network security
Location: School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Tempe campus

Careers

  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Computer Network Analyst
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Software Quality Engineer
  • Computer System Architect
  • Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Engineering Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software Developer

BS Graphic Information Technology

The cross-media nature of the graphics industry requires tomorrow’s graduates to understand the full spectrum of visual design and production, as well as current business practices. The graphic information technology program prepares graduates for careers as visual design technologists encompassing front-end web design and development, printing and digital publishing, commercial photography and videography, and 2D/3D animation. This is an intensive program of study emphasizing theory and hands-on laboratory practice.

Key concepts: Graphic design, web development, digital publishing
Location: The Polytechnic School (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Polytechnic campus | Online
WUE eligible

Careers

  • Animator
  • Art Director
  • Film Editor
  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Developer

BS Graphic Information Technology  (Full-Stack Web Development)

The BS program in graphic information technology with a concentration in full-stack web development focuses on both front-end and back-end website and application development. This cross-disciplinary program has a foundation in user-centered design and client-side scripting (HTML, CSS, JS) and extends to server-side programming (PHP, Python, SQL, etc.). Top industries where graduates land include computer software, IT, financial services and higher education.

Key concepts: Graphic design, web development and programming, digital publishing
Location: The Polytechnic School (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Polytechnic campus

Careers

  • Computer Programmer
  • IT Project Manager
  • SEO Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

BS Graphic Information Technology (User Experience)

The online bachelor’s degree in graphic information technology with a focus on user experience will prepare you for a career in diverse industries. The field of user experience continues to evolve as the demand for well-rounded visual designers grows. In the UX degree program, you’ll learn how to create user-centered designs and increase efficient interactions between companies and customers. Course topics may include graphic communication, design illustration, web content design, digital publishing and more.

Key concepts: Graphic design, user experience, digital publishing
Location: The Polytechnic School (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Polytechnic campus | Online

Careers

  • Graphic Designer
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Technical Writer
  • Web Developer

BS Informatics

While technology-focused disciplines like computer science seek answers to problems of technology (e.g., algorithm development, optimization techniques, hardware development, protocols), informatics explores problems of interest that computing technology can help address. Students working towards a bachelor’s degree in informatics will be immersed in an interdisciplinary degree that combines mastery of general techniques for processing information with specialization in an application area and its information processing problems.

Key concepts: Information processing
Location: School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Tempe campus

Careers

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Geoscientist
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Surveyor, Cartographer, Photogrammetris, and Surveying/mapping Technician

BS Information Technology

The BS in Information Technology focuses on the movement of data by retrieving, managing, securing and analyzing data sets. The BS undergraduate degree program in information technology starts by introducing basic fundamentals that help lay the foundation of the information technology coursework. These fundamentals build toward a focus area that allow students to hone their skill set, preparing them for employment in the fast-paced environment that is information technology.

Key concepts: Data
Location: The Polytechnic School (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Polytechnic campus | Online
WUE eligible

Careers

  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Security Manager

BS Software Engineering

Software systems are complex, often including in excess of a million lines of code. Graduates of the BS in software engineering possess knowledge and skills of a defined engineering approach to complex systems analysis, planning, design and construction. The program has a unique, project-driven curriculum, establishing a new model of communication, teamwork, critical thinking and professionalism.

Key concepts:
Location: School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), The Polytechnic campus

Careers

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Science Professor
  • Computer Software Quality Engineer
  • Information Technology Manager (IT Manager)
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer

BS Computer Science (Software engineering)

The BS program in computer science with a concentration in software engineering focuses on development of distributed software, service-oriented applications, modeling notations, software architectures and other tools and skills necessary to work as a software engineer or software task leader on both large and small projects. Students will gain a solid foundation for pursuing graduate study and performing research and development in emerging areas such as model-based design, enterprise software engineering, service-oriented architecture, simulation-based software development and visual modeling system-of-systems engineering.

Key concepts:
Location: School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Tempe campus

Careers

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Software Quality Engineer
  • Computer System Architect
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Corporate Web Developer
  • Database Administrator (DBA)   
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer

Certificate in Computer Gaming

The Computer Gaming certificate is designed to provide a game development skill set that a student can apply to domain specific applications in the student’s major. Students learn to apply gaming technology to the rapidly growing video game industry and to business, medicine, geography, biotechnology and education.

Key concepts: Architecture of game engines, art design and computer graphics, game software and development
Location: School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Tempe campus

Certificate in Informatics or BIS concentration

The certificate in informatics — or Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) concentration — trains students to use computer technology to gather, synthesize, store, visualize and interpret information.  These skills are critical to a broad range of disciplines. This certificate provides students with an understanding of the capabilities and technologies of informatics as it applies to domain specific problems in their field of study.

Key concepts: Decision-making and problem-solving; modeling, inference and visualization; storing, indexing and retrieving information.
Location: School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Tempe campus

Certificate in Data Science

The certificate in Data Science is intended for students interested in a variety of career sectors, including statistics/data analytics, business, computing, public service, biomedical sciences, and more.  Possible careers include analyst, network administration, data manager, data scientist/architect/engineer, applications architect, strategic operations, and many, many others.  It is also is appropriate for those who intend to pursue graduate and professional schools. The strategic combination of computing and statistics will develop students’ expertise in the design, analysis and visualization of data.

Key concepts: Databases, data mining, analysis, visualization, trend detection, computer modeling, biomedical, big data, statistics.
Location: School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), West campus