• Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science


    Program Overview

    The Applied Computer Science major provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue successful careers in a number of different fields, including software development, network administration, mobile computing and website design. The curriculum emphasizes the practical application of the tools and techniques that computer science professionals utilize to identify problems and devise solutions for a wide array of issues relating to information technology, including a strong emphasis on the coding and programming skills that are highly valued by employers.

    Program Highlights

    Two-semester field experience where students apply their expertise while working with different organizations in the community.

    UC is the first institution in West Virginia to offer a BS degree in Applied Computer Science.

    The program provides additional skills such as project management, communication and IT strategy.

    Learn to apply computer science theories and techniques to various disciplines, including game design, bioinformatics or software engineering.

    Program Outcomes

    Employment of computer scientists is projected to grow 24 percent through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Software developers and computer scientists will be needed to respond to an increased demand for computer software.

    Students will be prepared to help meet the demand for business-focused IT professionals, and pursue many roles including web development, software development and cybersecurity.

    Gain practical experience through placements with technology, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

    Available Major

    Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Major