Your Future in Applied Computing
The Charleston Southern Bachelor of Arts in applied computing is a highly flexible and challenging degree for those who want to prepare for computer-related professions typically found in the fields of business, the arts, religious service, public service, healthcare, etc. This degree program offers three concentrations: cybersecurity, business, and graphic arts. The cybersecurity and business concentrations may be taken completely online or in-person. The graphic arts concentration may only be completed in-person at this time, though students have the opportunity to take most courses online.
The Bachelor of Arts in applied computing equips students to enter the workforce as desktop, mobile or web developers, IT analysts, or network specialists. The major also prepares you for computer-related professions in almost any field including business, the visual and musical arts, religious service, public service, or health care. The required coursework provides students with a broad technical foundation, giving students a launching pad to pursue more advanced topics. Students in this major must complete a required senior project.
Students may choose between three degree concentrations:
Additional Program Information
- Business Concentration
The Business Concentration provides students with the essential business skills for management, accounting, and marketing. Students gain the technical skills to address computing challenges as well as the administrative skills necessary to run a business.
- Cybersecurity Concentration
The Cybersecurity Concentration provides students a very attractive skillset to identify vulnerabilities, harden systems, and defend against attacks. Employers have confidence in these graduates to maintain and improve the security of essential business data and services.
- Graphic Arts Concentration
The Graphic Arts Concentration combines the technical skills of computer science with the artistic talents of the student. Students focus on digital and visual design, making them ideal candidates as web developers, user experience (UX) designers, or graphic interface developers. This concentration requires some classes to be taken on campus.
CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.