Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing


All Quarters


Course Format

Online, Mixed Mode, On-Site (Seattle) 

Total Credits


Meet the Demand for Skilled Technology Experts

In today’s technology-driven world, the need for skilled professionals with an in-depth knowledge of computing systems is higher than ever. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing (BSAPC) is the study of both theoretical and applied computer science – an intersection of information technology, computer science, and business. City University of Seattle provides a solid foundation in all areas of computer science, current programming languages and technology, software engineering, web development, operating system management, database technologies, cybersecurity, networking, and more.

Students learn the latest tools, technologies, and gain hands-on experience learning from faculty who are skilled professionals in their field. The BSAPC transitions working professionals into the information technology sector and prepares graduates for a variety of professional roles across industries.

Program Overview

The BSAPC provides students with the knowledge, skills, and applied competencies to successfully apply the analysis, design, integration, deployment, and management of information technology and computing. With strong foundations, students have the option to pursue a specialized study of interest.

Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing  will prepare students to:  

Develop strong foundations in core applied computing concepts
Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of applied computing 
Apply fundamental principles and practices of applied computing 
Apply critical and ethical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills
Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in applied computing  
Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles 
Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal


Total Required Credits: 180 

Pre-Entry Requirement (0 Credits)  

CS 100 STC BS Orientation to Bachelor’s Programs

Preparatory Courses (15 Credits)  

CS 132 Computer Science I
CS 251 Statistical Computing (QSR)  
IS 201 Fundamentals of Computing I

Core Requirements (45 Credits)

CS 302 Human-Computer Interaction   
CS 330 Network Communications  
CS 351 Discrete Mathematics in Computing (NS)
IS 312 Web Design  
IS 340 Operating Systems 
IS 345 Cybersecurity  
IS 350 Systems Analysis and Design
IS 360 Database Technologies
IS 471 Cyber Ethics (SS)

Applied Computing Specialized Study (30 Credits)  

A specialized study can be designed with approval.

Choice (10 Credits)

Select electives from any majors.

CS 493 Technology and Computing Internship (Repeatable)

Capstone (5 Credits)

CS 497 Technology and Computing Capstone 

Career Opportunities

Program Manager


Dr. Ali Khamesipour

BSAPC graduates select electives within or outside of the School of Technology and Computing to design a career with a depth of study in a specialized field. Graduates from the program can apply their skills in organizations such as health, government, education, non-profit and industry. A degree in applied computing prepares graduates to work as:

Database Administrator
IT Business Analyst
Network/Systems Administrator
Computer Programmer
Application/Full-stack Developer
Software Architect
Video Game Developer

Computer science majors are listed as one of the highest-paying bachelor’s degrees. For more information visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Updated: 3/29/2022