Bachelor's Degree Completion

Computer Science

Bachelor of Applied Science

The UW-River Falls now offers a bachelor of applied science degree with a concentration in computer science. The new degree provides individuals with associate degrees in this area with a way to continue their education and obtain a bachelor’s degree.

Research has shown that individuals with a bachelor’s degree have increased earning potential and better career opportunities. This degree is the newest of several degree completion programs offered by UWRF to meet the higher education needs of working adults throughout western Wisconsin and the Twin Cities. Market analysis predicts strong job growth in this occupational area.

Who Should Apply

  • Individuals with an associate's degree in computer science or a related field 

  • Individuals who have made significant progress toward completing a degree from an accredited higher-education institution and have work experience in computer science or a related field

Key Features

  • Previously obtained college credits may be applied toward your baccalaureate program

  • Access to specialized labs and facilities and experienced faculty

  • One tuition rate regardless of where you live

  • Students may be eligible for financial aid

  •  Gain skills in areas where increased jobs are projected

  • Complete your degree in three years as a part-time student

Program Curriculum

The curriculum includes 30 credits from university general education courses and 30 credits from core courses and electives in computer science. Applicants who bring in fewer than 60 credits from a previous degree plan will need to take additional courses.

Transferring Credit 

Credit will be awarded for college-level course work completed at accredited institutions. While general education credits are generally accepted from two-year colleges, this new program makes it possible for students to receive university credit for technical and work specific courses as well. For more information on how your college credits will transfer to UW-River Falls, visit the Transfer Credit Policy web page or contact the Admissions Office staff.

Tuition Fees and Financial Aid

All students will pay the same tuition amount regardless of where they live. Tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $300/credit plus campus fees.

Students may also be eligible for financial aid. For more information, contact the UWRF Financial Aid office.

Admissions Process and Requirements

To begin their program, students must apply for study at UWRF as an undergraduate transfer student. Apply online.

  • Associate degrees of Applied Science, Science or Arts in a study area related to computer science or evidence of significant progress made toward an associate's or bachelor's degree in this area
  • Minimum combined grade point average of 2.25 for college credits taken
  • Completed online application for undergraduate study and paid application fee prior to the fall or spring term
  • Transcripts sent directly from previous institutions to our Admissions Office

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