The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science are Purdue University degrees offered in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.
The use of computer systems is pervasive in society, creating an on-going demand for people who can provide the technical knowledge to support a variety of systems and applications. Sophisticated and complex technology is being implemented across all organizations, and maintaining the computer network is essential to almost every organization.
The science of computing is investigated from complex mathematical algorithms, through mnemonic code, translated to binary base and realized in real-world applications. In the Department of Computer and Information Science at IUPUI, applications of computer science range from biological and life sciences to software development—involving every aspect of life from homeland security to archiving cultural heritage. Here, you’ll develop and use innovative problem solving techniques to tackle the toughest technology challenges.
You’ll receive the personal attention and support you need to be successful. Full-time faculty will teach all your required courses. Classes are small—even your introductory classes have fewer than 50 students. Advanced classes are typically just 10-15 students, and you’ll work closely with your professors.
Students are encouraged to participate in research. You’ll work one-on-one with talented senior faculty to conduct research and expand your knowledge in the discipline.
Our graduates enter the workplace armed with the technical proficiency, project management skills, communication expertise and high-level skills needed to develop working solutions for computing challenges into the future.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science generally requires more science hours while the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computer Science offers a broader-based education with more required humanities and liberal arts courses.
Earn your master’s degree, too, in just five years
Computer Science offers a joint B.S./M.S. program that allows students who are highly motivated to earn both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in the field in just five academic years.
The five year B.S./M.S. program allows students to complete three 500-level courses that satisfy general/free elective requirements in the B.S., thus shortening the time to complete their M.S. degree by one semester. Students then complete the remaining twenty-one credit hours of the M.S. program after admission and earn their M.S. degree in just one year. You can apply after you’ve earned 60 credits.