Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - General

Computer science and software engineering professionals may be in demand as firms rely more and more on new technology. In addition to important undergraduate foundation studies, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree provides you with the opportunity to learn computer programming languages, computer network systems and software engineering skills. The systems security and project management components of this degree are designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop industry-relevant skill sets.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

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TOTAL CREDITS

183

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
    MATH111 College Algebra for Technical Programs 4.5
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    PSYC102 Introductory Psychology 4.5
    SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5
    SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5
    SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5
    SOCL202 Social Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Class 4.5
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 51
    Courses: Core
    CE242 Computer Architecture 4
    CS101 Problem Solving in Computer Science 4
    CS118 Principles of Programming Languages 4
    CS119 Introduction of Programming 4
    CS219 Python Programming 4
    CS221 SQL Programming 4
    CS226 Java Programming 4
    CS228 C++ Programming 4
    CS233 Fundamentals of Data Structures 4
    CS253 Introduction to Database Systems 4
    CS267 Computer Algorithms 4
    CS311 Mobile Programming 4
    CS337 Introduction to Parallel Computing 4
    CS341 Principles of Operating Systems 4
    CS349 Software Engineering 4
    CS356 Foundations of Big Data Analytics 4
    CS491 Computer Science Team Project I 4
    CS492 Computer Science Team Project II 4
    CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
    IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4
    MATH211 Applications of Discrete Mathematics for Computer Systems and IT 4
    MATH311 Data Driven Statistics for Computer Systems and IT 4
    Total Credit Hours: 88
    Courses- Concentration
    BSCSELE Select 44 Credits from the list of courses as shown below 44
    Total Credit Hours: 44
    Courses- Elective Choices
    CS227 Linux Programming 4
    CS349 Software Engineering 4
    CS361 Principles of User Interface Design 4
    CS367 Streaming Data Analytics 4
    CS368 Fundamentals of Software Requirements 4
    CS374 Fundamentals of Software Design 4
    CS378 NoSQL Databases 4
    CS379 Machine Learning 4
    CS468 Software Service Construction 4
    CS469 Software Quality Assurance 4
    CS473 Data Mining 4
    CS479 Data Visualization 4
    CSS200 Principles of Network Security 4
    CSS250 Security Risk Management 4
    CSS280 Ethical Hacking 4
    CSS321 Software Assurance 4
    EM200 Introduction to Website Development 4
    EM218 Web Development II 4
    EM228 Scripting for the Web 4
    EM270 Emerging Media and Technology 4
    IT304 Computer Networks and Communications 4
    note that all courses are not offered at all campuses. Consult with your academic advisor.

    Total Credit Hours: 183

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

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    Students in CTU bachelor's degree programs may bring a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. CTU Fast Track™ lets students earn college credit for what they already know. As a result, students can complete their degree up to 30% faster. Just as important, by passing multiple Fast Track exams, students can save up to 30% on tuition because they won’t have to pay for the classes they test out of. There’s no additional cost for the exams and no penalty if a student fails to pass.*

    Take a look at the list of current Fast Track courses and see how many courses you may be able to earn credit for.

    *The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of Fast Track™ tests successfully passed. Fast Track™ program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.

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