Computer Science

Bachelor's Degree

Next program start date

August 07, 2024

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Empowered Learning®

Prepare for a fast-changing industry. An online Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Rasmussen University focuses on lasting trends, not fads, while staying on the cutting edge of discovery. In as few as 18 months, you’ll have experience with the computer science skills most valued by employers in the modern workplace.1 Learn key industry skills like software engineering, algorithm and data analysis, advanced Java, SQL and quality assurance in software engineering through hands-on projects.4 Our experienced faculty know what it takes to thrive in this industry and will help you become proficient in in-demand technology like cloud computing, e-commerce, big data and web analytics.

Online Empowered Learning® courses let you learn by doing and manage your pace. This online Computer Science degree program is available with $149 self-directed assessments, which let you prove that you already have the knowledge for a particular course and don't need to take it.

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What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Strive for Industry Certifications

Our online Computer Science degree program is designed to help prepare you for the Java Foundations 1Z0-811 and Database Foundations 1Z0-006 certification exams. Rasmussen University will provide practice exams and materials when available, and will even reimburse you for your application fee.2, 4

Help Move Your Career Forward

Our graduates feel confident pursuing advancement in their careers in the competitive fields of computer science and software development. Focused learning on relevant technologies in our online Computer Science degree program gives graduates the skills they need to create value within their organization while keeping pace with industry changes.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential by year 2030 for Software Developers is projected to grow much faster than average at 22% versus 8% average for all jobs.3 Our online Computer Science Bachelor’s degree-completion program can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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What Skills Will I Gain?

Software Design and Development

Gain hands-on experience using in-demand software such as Java and SQL. Design, develop and deploy software and software systems, including information systems, that leverage cloud computing and quality assurance in software engineering.

Data Management

Develop proficiency in the collecting, storing and reviewing of big data. Develop software programs and systems that integrate highly valued, timely data. Implement algorithms to monitor various types of information.


Design and maintain sophisticated e-commerce websites, assist with system upgrades and design programming features to improve electronic business transactions.

Problem Solving Using Technology

Analyze and evaluate business problems, design and illustrate technical solutions, code and deploy distributed software applications, and then test and integrate the information system into day-to-day business operations.

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Using data-driven methods, stay attuned to any digital breakthroughs and learn how to collaborate on enterprise-level design and development projects.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

  • Software Engineering

    • CEN 3350C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Studies key concepts related to software engineering practices and how to develop software applications. Examines the different phases of software development life cycles and the tools to develop and capture application requirements, design, testing, deployment and maintenance procedures. Studies how to manage the different types of software projects.

  • Advanced Java Programming

    • COP 3805C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Develops knowledge and experience using advanced concepts and programming tools in the Java programming language, including monitoring, database integration and version control. Studies design patterns and micro-services architecture within Java.

  • Algorithm and Data Structure Analysis

    • COT 4530C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Analyzes algorithms used in different computer functions such as sorting, searching, string matching and graph-theoretic algorithms, including cases where no efficient algorithm exists. Studies the analysis and estimation of the data structure and corresponding Big-O, Big Omega and Big Theta run-time rates.

23 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours

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What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission, students must hold a conferred Associate’s degree from an accredited institution as recognized by the Department of Education, or students must have successfully completed at least 60 quarter credits or 40 semester credits with a grade of C or higher. Students with Associate’s degrees in areas such as Web Programming, Game Programming, Software Application Development, Software Engineering or Computer Engineering may be able to jump directly into the Computer Science Bachelor’s degree with no lower-level prerequisites to complete.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with self-directed assessments, credit for prior learning, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities, corporate grants and military discounts for those who qualify.

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Darice Corey-Gilbert, Computer Science Instructor

"At times, the field can feel intimidating. I love to calm students' fears and build their excitement instead."

Computer Science Instructor at Rasmussen University

Class Locations

Where Can I Find an Online Computer Science Degree Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen University, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Click below to find an online Computer Science program near you.

  • Online
  • Florida
  • Illinois*
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin