Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Computer science is transforming our world. Its effects are felt in every industry and benefit every life. From medicine to manufacturing, entertainment to engineering, the technology that defines our global society began in the brain of a computer scientist.
A bachelor's degree in computer science from WGU will prepare you to make your mark on the technologies of tomorrow. Once you've earned this degree, you'll be ready to apply your knowledge and skills to design, develop, and optimize systems that can meet current and future industry needs. (You will also pick up certifications from CIW, CompTIA, Axelos, and Oracle along the way!) The prowess you gain in logic, architecture and systems, data structures, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and computer theory, among other things, will make you a highly in-demand professional in a diverse and promising workplace.
Because every industry around the world needs computer scientists—and there are far too few good computer scientists to fill those roles—consider going into computer science with a B.S. Computer Science degree from WGU.
Who the Program is For:
A career with such huge potential requires a certain kind of person to excel. You must have an aptitude for math and problem solving, excel at teamwork, and thrive when working in big, complex systems. You need a strong interest in computers and computer science, of course. And you have to be ready to work hard. Good candidates for this program could include:
- Working professionals interested in moving into computer science.
- Recent high school or community college graduates interested in computer science.
- People with job aspirations including computer systems analyst, computer programmer, artificial intelligence specialist, machine learning engineer, front-end developer, or network architect, among many other career possibilities.
While you should plan to commit 20 to 30 hours a week to your studies, this program is flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
WGU's B.S. Computer Science is a flexible, online degree program designed for prospective students seeking a bachelor’s degree to build a strong career in the high-demand world of computer science. This bachelor's degree program focuses on algorithms and data structures, artificial intelligence and robotics, database and information retrieval, human-computer communication, numerical and symbolic computation, and more.
Key Subject Areas
These courses add to your credentials:
Information Technology Fundamentals
Network and Security
Business of IT
Scripting and Programming
Data Structures and Algorithms
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Secure Systems Analysis & Design
Core Subject Areas
These general education assessments may be cleared through transfer credit:
Introduction to Geography
Introduction to Communication
American Politics and the U.S. Constitution
Introduction to Humanities
Applied Probability and Statistics
Ethics in Technology
Integrated Physical Sciences
Natural Science Lab
What You'll Earn
This program incorporates several industry recognized IT certifications as part of your degree program. You will study for and complete the following certification exams (which are all included in your tuition—a huge cost savings for you):
- CIW Site Development Associate
- CompTIA Project+
- Oracle Database SQL
- Axelos ITIL Foundation
Note: Your IT certifications may waive some degree requirements. Click here to see which IT certifications may transfer to WGU.
At the end of your program, you will complete a capstone project that represents the culmination of all your hard work—a project that allows you to take what you’ve learned and apply it to a real-world situation, proposing a solution to an actual issue faced in an actual place of business.