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Schools in the USA

Computer Science Programs In America

Credential:
  • Bachelor of Science (BS/ SB)

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA/ AB)

  • Associate in Science (AS)

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

  • Diplomas/ Certificates


  • Program Length:
  • 4 years for bachelor's degrees

  • 2 years for associate's degrees

  • 1-2 years for diplomas

  • 12-52 weeks for certificates


  • Entry
  • Bachelor's degree - direct entry

  • Associate's degree - direct entry

  • Certificate - direct entry


  • Areas of Study
  • General computer science, information technology (IT), information systems, computer applications

  • Specialization areas include computer programming, computer engineering, software development, software systems, operating systems, robotics, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, data management, computer graphics, computer game development, applied mathematics, digital image/ sound, microprogramming, computer architecture, computer theory, databases, networks and administration, networks, cryptography, simulation and modeling, Web development and design.


  • Special Features
  • Specialized research labs

  • Opportunities to collaborate with professors on research projects

  • Opportunities to participate in specialized competitions

  • international exchange/ study abroad

  • co-op/ work placement/ industry internships


  • Computers are connected to so much of what we do these days, and so there are many different ways to study computer science at the post-secondary level.

    At universities or 4-year colleges, computer science may be a College or School of its own, be part of a multi-focused College such as Computer science and Engineering, or may be a department within another College such as Science. Entering direct from high school, you can take a competitive four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) in computer science, computer engineering, and with specializations like bioinformatics, robotics, artificial intelligence, computer architecture and computer theory. Bachelor of Arts degrees in Computer Science are also available. Computer science is a field that relates to many others, and undergraduate degree programs in computer science are often flexible so that you can combine interests, from music to psychology, through a joint concentration or double major. Honors programs and co-op options are often available at the bachelor's level, and students who want to accelerate their studies can apply to a five-year integrated bachelor's and master's program.

    At the community and technical college level, you can take a 2-year Computer Science Associate in Science (AS) degree, or an AS degree in a number of different computer-related specializations, such as management information systems, computer graphics and visualization, computer programming, computer network engineering. Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees are also available in many of the same fields. Associate's degrees are designed to lead students directly to employment or to transfer to 4-year university or college programs. At community and technical colleges, you also find shorter certificate programs (usually 1 year) in subjects such as project management, Web design, Web development technologies, network administration, and various programming languages.

    At the career college level, many general schools or schools focused on other fields (such as business or travel) offer computer courses, but you can also find specific computer training schools. Career college programs are designed to lead directly into employment in specific jobs (such as computer repair and network specialist, computer office assistant), and you can choose from associate's degrees, diplomas and certificates in areas such as data management, computer graphics, computer game development, databases, networks and network security. Career colleges also include courses leading to professional certification.

    At all levels, study generally combines classroom theory and learning with practical computer lab work. Co-ops and industry partnerships/ internships are often part of the curriculum, and a number of program-specific scholarships are available.

    Schools

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    Kaplan University
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    Programs Offered:
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    Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible.
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    Regent University
    Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.
    Programs Offered:
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    Colorado Technical University Online
    A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
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    South University, Online Programs
    As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
    Programs Offered:
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    • Information Technology (BS)

     
    Full Sail University - Online
    Push Your Creativity To The Next Level
    Programs Offered:
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    Keiser University Campus

    Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

    Programs Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
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    Platt College
    Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
    Programs Offered:
    • Software Development Coding
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    Syracuse University Computer Science

    Earn your Master's in Computer Science online from Syracuse University without relocating or leaving your job. GRE waivers are available for those who qualify.

    Programs Offered:
    • MS in Computer Science

     
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