UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
As technology continues to expand into every field and industry, from environment to education to politics, the market for skilled hands-on technicians grows increasingly competitive. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing was designed to produce graduates who can perform programming, software engineering, graphic applications, networking, and operating systems management in a variety of environments, while at the same time promoting power skills such as business communications, ethics, and project management.
The applied nature of the degree implies that graduates will have the competencies to solve real-world business problems through the application of technology. Its curriculum puts a deeper focus on fundamental computer science, software engineering, tech security issues, computing solutions for business problems, and data management. A poll of industry representatives indicates that they see a skills gap in computer and information technology related positions which the multidisciplinary focus of this degree would fill.
All courses are provided online. There are no campus visits or face-to-face meeting requirements.
You can start your program at anytime and take classes as a full-time or part-time student.
A personal consultation will determine how your previous college credits may be applied to your degree.
For the bachelor's degree, you would add up to 60 transferable credits or your associate degree from an accredited institution to your degree plan and then take the following required courses for a total of 121 credits.
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing consists of 21 courses. Each student is required to successfully complete all courses to graduate. There are no electives in the program. The Capstone course is usually taken in the last semester.
APC 300 Programming 1
APC 310 Math for Computer Science
APC 320 Introduction to Business
APC 330 Technical and Professional Communication
APC 340 Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of the IT Professional
APC 350 Programming 2
APC 360 Database Management 1
APC 370 Systems Analysis and Design
APC 380 Project Management Techniques
APC 390 Object Oriented Programming
APC 400 Applied Communication Networks
APC 410 Database Management 2
APC 440 Web Development
APC 430 Applied Data Structures and Algorithms
APC 420 Computer Security 1
APC 450 Operating Systems Theory and Practice
APC 460 Software Engineering Practices
APC 470 IS Strategy and Management
APC 480 Computer Security 2
APC 490 Capstone Project Preparation
APC 495 Capstone Project
Tuition is $495 per credit or $30,195 total for 61 credits. Textbooks are purchased separately and are not included in tuition. Students who take at least six credits each term may be eligible for financial assistance.
A successful applicant will have:
minimum combined grade point average of 2.0 for college credits taken;
About 60 transferable college credits or an associate degree from an accredited university;
prerequisite work in college algebra;
completed online application for undergraduate study; and
transcripts sent directly from previous institutions to the UWRF Admissions Office, 112 South Hall, 410 S. 3rd Street, River Falls, WI 54022 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon completion of your bachelor's degree, you will possess the following IT skills and abilities:
Organizations in every industry require skilled technical professionals to develop and manage the programs, systems,
and databases that allow a business to function. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, tech careers are growing at a higher rate than other professions; up to 27% industry growth, depending on the job title you pursue. In the face of this dramatic industry growth, there is a shortage of qualified IT professionals.
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