Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies Computing

The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies with a Major in Computing is a joint degree between the College of Computing and Digital Media and the School for New Learning. The program builds knowledge and skills in computing and technology-based systems for application in a range of organizational settings. Students examine their prior and current work-based experience in light of theory and principles. This program intentionally helps students integrate liberal arts learning--with an emphasis on agile and critical thinking--with a professional specialization.

96% of reporting 2017 School for New Learning graduates were employed, continuing education, or not seeking employment within six months of graduation

$65,000 median salary reported across 2017 School for New Learning graduates

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Five Concentrations

This major advances students' foundational knowledge in a range of computing areas. Students may pursue concentrations in computer science, information systems, information technology, network technology, and security. With a range of elective courses offered in the major, students may specialize further in areas of particular interest to them.

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Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be particularly well positioned to make optimal decisions in the workplace and become promotable leaders. They will be able to design a technology-based solution to a problem in an organization, investigate problems using qualitative and quantitative methods, apply ethical principles in contest, and more.

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Online Learning

Many courses for this program are available for review and playback online. One hundred percent of the lectures in CDM courses—from audio and video to whiteboard writing and supplemental materials—are captured and available online