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Degrees & Majors

Applied Computer Science

Bachelor of Arts

Offered at IUPUI by School of Science.


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Computer Science is a Purdue University degree offered in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

With a degree in applied computer science, you'll be ready to design the future of medicine, business, engineering, and the arts. In the Department of Computer and Information Science at IUPUI, applied computer science students investigate the ways fundamental theories can be translated into real-world applications.

The use of computer systems is pervasive in society, creating an on-going demand for people who can provide the technical knowledge to support an array of systems and applications. Sophisticated and complex technology is being implemented across all organizations, and maintaining the computer network is essential to almost every organization.

Committed to having real impact in their work and community, our graduates emerge armed with the technical proficiency, project management skills, communication expertise, and analytical skills needed to develop innovative solutions to the toughest technology challenges.

Seniors are required to complete a capstone through a large team project, research or internship. These hands-on experiences cultivate technical expertise, utilization of analytical thinking, quantitative reasoning, project management skills, and communication skills.

Interested students should also check out the Computer Science B.S. program. The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computer Science offers a broader-based education with more required humanities and liberal arts courses. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science generally requires more science hours. You can compare the required courses for each in the IUPUI bulletin.