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Computer Science

Bachelor’s Degree

Computer Science is more than another field of study—it’s one that will help define the future. And a Computer Science Bachelor's degree from Rasmussen College can help you be a part of that future. In as few as 18 months, you’ll be ready to exercise your skills in programming languages and cloud computing with Microsoft® Azure.1 You’ll be a master of software development and systems integration. You’ll use relevant industry technology, with a strong foundation in mobile, analytics and cloud computing. With a Computer Science degree, you’ll be designing apps and developing software in classes you’ll attend from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You'll do it all online with the guidance of a renowned staff—turning your personal goal of earning a degree into reality.

Along with program-specific skills, you'll also develop essential soft skills including communication, critical thinking and information literacy, to be well-rounded and career-ready.

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Reach Your Potential in a Fast-Growing Field

A fact that should compute: Computer scientists are central to virtually every industry, which means that earning your degree can help you grow and advance in a career that's vital to the economy. 

Online Courses Go Where You Go

We applaud your dedication to grow despite your busy lifestyle. Our online learning options are designed to give you more control and balance over your schedule. At the same time, you’ll receive hands-on support from faculty at every stage.

Flex Choice®: Get Credit for What You Know

This Bachelor's degree is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education (CBE)—the best of all worlds—so you can receive credit by demonstrating what you know and can do. As a national leader in CBE, we are helping to advance this cutting-edge, faculty-led, project-based learning approach that prioritizes your learning over deadlines. For additional information, visit our Flex Choice page.

Certification Preparation

Our Computer Science program curriculum is designed to help prepare you to earn the Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services certificate from Microsoft®. Rasmussen College will reimburse you for your practice exams, when available, and application fee.2

Credentials Offered

Computer Science

Bachelor's Degree

Finish in as few as

 18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students with previous college credits who are interested in Cloud computing, programming, database implementation and mobile development. Students looking to gain practical application of development skills in-demand with employers today.

Prepares you for

Software developer, software application developer, mobile developer, mobile software developer, mobile software engineer, cloud application engineer

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Turn Your Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing your computer science career easier by offering Computer Science classes and credentials that fit into a busy working schedule—including self-paced courses. Our accelerated Computer Science degree curriculum helps you prepare to earn the Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services certificate from Microsoft®, which is highly valued by employers. Rasmussen College will reimburse you for designated practice exams, when available, and application fees.2

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.3 Here are just two examples of where a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science can take you.

Software Developers Applications

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $61,660 10th Percentile
    • $79,340 25th Percentile
    • $103,620 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3

    31%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

Software Developers Systems Software

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $65,670 10th Percentile
    • $84,290 25th Percentile
    • $107,600 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3

    11%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree
  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Rasmussen College will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three designated industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing grade score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen College will provide practice exams and materials when available.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
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