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Applied Computing

Program(s) Available: B.A.S.

Computer science is one of the leading career fields in today's world. Northwest's applied computing program will prepare you for that promising future. Read more about what we have to offer!

Why Study Applied Computing at Northwest

Our program teaches both the theory and practice of computer science, preparing students for a career in computing or a path to graduate school. Students learn the essential theory that underlies the discipline, knowledge that makes them well-rounded and informs them as they develop software. On the practical side, students learn how to discover and document what end-users need, develop algorithms to solve those problems, assess the efficiency of those algorithms, and finally how implement those algorithms in various programming languages.

For transfer students the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is a flexible, individually tailored degree for students pursuing a vocational, technical or associate degree. Coursework for these degrees build on workplace skills and practical career training provided by an associate degree. Students may find a B.A.S. appealing for the following reasons:

  • Shorter time to degree by maximizing the transfer of vocational and technical courses toward a four-year degree
  • Requires fewer Northwest Core courses (general education courses)
  • A personalized and flexible degree plan
  • Cost-effective

Please note this program is not a traditional four-year program. It is structured for transfer students. Check out more on the benefits of our B.A.S. programs.

Career Ready
Computer Science

I feel like I’ve been prepared for my career since day one. Northwest uses hands-on learning techniques and teaching methods, which are very beneficial for my major. — Sneha Ojha

Career Opportunites

  • Instructional designer
  • Multimedia manager
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Software/Application developer
  • UX analyst
  • Web designer

What Can I Do With a Major in Applied Computing?

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