Computer Science (Associate of Science)

Earn an Online Associate Degree in Computer Science

Get your foot in the door of our computer-driven workforce with an Associate of Science in Computer Science from Grantham University. This program will prepare you for professional positions requiring basic computer skills in office software, networking and introductory programming.

What will I learn in this online computer science degree program?
You will be introduced to the programming mindset, progressively developing skills in object-oriented programming using C++. You will also learn how to interpret writing programs, as well as create interactive web pages using HTML, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript.

What careers can I pursue with an online associate degree in computer science?
Upon completion, you will be prepared for a number of entry-level computing positions, including web and software development fields1. Or you could transfer your credit directly into Grantham’s bachelor’s degree program in computer science.

How long is this computer science degree online program?
At 63 credit hours, this online degree in computer science program is designed to be completed in about 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will it cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Computer Science Program Outcomes
After successfully completing the computer science degree curriculum in this program, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematical reasoning related to computer science
  • Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet desired needs
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
CS192 Programming Essentials
CS197 Programming in HTML
CS200 Programming in Java
CS216 Computer Networks
IS212 .NET Concepts and Principles

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GS102 Introduction to Life Science 3
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
MA141 Precalculus 3
GU100 Student Success 1
GU299 General Education Capstone 3
CS192 Programming Essentials 3
CS197 Programming in HTML 3
CS200 Programming in Java 4
CS216 Computer Networks 3
IS212 .NET Concepts and Principles 4
Program and core: 45
Electives (6): 18
Total: 63

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Associates
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available
Starts:Weekly

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