In today's digital economy, the tech industry is always changing and evolving. With a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, you will focus on lasting trends, not fads, while staying up to date on the latest technological discoveries. Using technology from Apple® and Microsoft®, our Computer Science classes provide you with a foundation in mobile, analytics and Cloud computing in as few as 18 months.1 This online Computer Science degree is also 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.
You also have the choice of two app development specializations: Apple® iOS or Universal Windows mobile application development. This allows you to gain specific practical skills in computer science that transfer directly into the workplace.
- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term. ↩
- 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. ↩
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary. ↩
- Any student who is not transferring successfully completed Introduction to Business and Programming Fundamentals course equivalents will be required to successfully complete the required coursework within a regularly scheduled term at the regular non-AcceleratED tuition rate prior to acceptance into the AcceleratED Bachelor’s Degree Program. ↩
What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?
Strive for Industry Certifications
Our curriculum is designed to help prepare you to earn certificates from Microsoft®, including Developing Microsoft Azure and Web Services and Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications, which are highly valued by employers. Rasmussen College will reimburse you for your practice exams and application fee.2
Help Move Your Career Forward
Our graduates feel confident advancing their careers in the competitive fields of computer science and software development. Comprehensive learning in our Computer Science program helps give graduates the confidence and skills to create value across their organization by contributing to a diverse team.
Pursue Potential Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential by year 2026 for software developers applications is 31%.3 Our Computer Science Bachelor's degree-completion program can help set you up for success in this growing field.
What Skills Will I Gain?
Programming in Specific Languages
Gain hands-on experience with real-world tools through our affiliations with Apple® and Microsoft®.
End-to-End Cloud Computing
Rather than learning à la carte, you’ll experience a holistic immersion into everything from mobile apps to distributed databases in the cloud and beyond.
Graduates understand the enterprise architecture that underlies a business, business concepts, programming languages and distributed database utilization.
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.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- CDA 3315C
- 4 Credits
- CIS 4655C
- 4 Credits
- CTS 3302C
- 4 Credits
Fundamentals of Enterprise Architecture
Studies business enterprise analysis, design, planning and implementation. It places focus on working with stakeholders, modeling business data flows and interfaces, determining the information security risk for an organization and re-engineering business processes.
Advanced Mobile Web Application Development
Studies advanced mobile application development. It places a detailed focus on building a mobile application user interface, planning and designing database models and deploying mobile applications to emulators, as well as popular mobile application stores.
Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
Introduces students to various technologies and services utilized in cloud computing. The course will focus on practical application of cloud deployment methodologies.
23 Courses to Complete
90 Credit Hours
What Should I Know Before I Enroll?
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 90 quarter or 60 semester credits with a grade of C or higher.
We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.
Help Paying for College
Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.
Where Will I Take These Classes?
At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.