Secure computer networks. Complex algorithms. User-friendly software apps. All are essential to our interconnected, digital world, and behind them are skilled computer scientists, trained to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world contexts. Troy University’s B.S. in applied computer science program prepares you to engage in this ever-evolving field and become an indispensable asset in any organization. Ranging from software development, database administration, web development to networking, TROY’s bachelor’s in applied computer science degree will help you realize your full potential and make a significant impact in the field, whether you want to enter the workforce or continue on to graduate study.
TROY’s applied computer science degree prepares you to succeed at the forefront of technological innovation, giving you exposure to cutting-edge technology and tools. Your applied computer science degree will equip you to work in a variety of careers in computer science, from software development to artificial intelligence.
You’ll also build the foundation you need to pursue advanced degrees in computer science or related fields. Many of our students go on to pursue master’s or Ph.D. degrees, professional certifications or other continuing education to expand their knowledge and stand out in the field.
To help you gain practical experience in applied computing and make valuable connections with employers, TROY’s computer science faculty and Career Services office can work with you to arrange internships or cooperative education opportunities. TROY has connected past students with public and private companies, including Medicare, CGI and Alfa Insurance as well as the IRS.
With an increasing demand for technology in almost every industry, graduates of the applied computer science program can expect a strong job market with ample opportunities for growth and advancement.
Applied computer science is the application of computing principles and techniques, such as data structures, algorithms, programming and software engineering, to solve real-world problems in business, health care, engineering and education.
Computer science focuses on the advanced theoretical foundations of computing and
technology, while applied computer science focuses on the practical applications of computing in various fields, particularly
Applied computer science degrees work well for students who want to apply general computing skills to business contexts, whereas a B.S. in computer science suits students who want to specialize in the field.
While some programming experience is helpful, it isn’t required to apply for the program. The program curriculum includes introductory programming courses to help you build a strong foundation in coding.
Yes, the program offers online courses for students who prefer to learn remotely.
The applied computer science program requires a computer with internet access and basic software such as a word processor and a web browser. Specific software requirements may vary depending on the courses you take.
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