Our online Computer Science degree is designed with your career in mind. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, software developer jobs from 2016–2026 are projected to grow much faster than average—at 24% versus 7% average for all jobs.1 This means that earning your degree can help you pursue an in-demand career. And we design and review our Computer Science degree program to make sure you stay relevant within this fast-changing industry. This Computer Science (CS) degree program was designed and reviewed by experts with more than 200 years of combined experience from cutting-edge companies, including Intel, Kennedy Space Center, Lockheed Martin, SharePoint, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), National Geospatial Technology Center, Capgemini and more.
In as few as 18 months, you’ll be ready to fulfill the need for in-demand computer science skills, from programming languages and software engineering to algorithm and data analysis.2 With a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, you’ll also be a master of in-demand skills and technologies like SQL, advanced Java, quality assurance in software development, big data, e-commerce, cloud computing and web analytics that are projected to be in high demand by employers. Our online Computer Science degree also helps prepare you to sit 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 exam application fee.3
Our Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science is fully online and made to be flexible for busy working professionals. Plus, our CS degree is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework, self-directed assessments and competency-based education (CBE). Over half the Computer Science coursework is CBE, allowing you to move faster through competencies you already know and slow down in areas you want to focus on.
1Bureau 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.
2Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
3Rasmussen University 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 University will provide practice exams and materials when available.
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationAssociate Degree
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