BS in Applied Computer Science

What is the Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science?

This degree program is designed to prepare the graduate for professional careers in the areas of software development and network administration in the ever growing tech field.

What do students enrolled in the Applied Computer Science program do?

As an Applied Computer Science Major, you will engage in several projects given throughout the program, allowing you to work with outside companies to gain real-world experience.

Is this major right for you?

You might consider an Applied Computer Science major if you like to creatively solve problems and work with computers. Despite a lagging economy, there is still a significant demand for computer science graduates, and this field has starting salaries higher than salaries experienced in many other fields.

About our students

In our Computer Science program, students have many opportunities. Several upper level classes require the student to work with a local company in creating a project. This allows the student to get real-world experience while still in college. Additionally, grant opportunities are possible where the student can go and present his or her research.

About our graduates

When you graduate from Southern Wesleyan University with a BS in Applied Computer Science, you can join alumni and graduates in prestigious graduate schools and programs all across the nation, including:

  • Boston University
  • Clemson University
  • Columbia International University

"The computer science program at Southern Wesleyan University prepared me in many ways. Through strong relationships that were built with my professors I was about to get interviews. The content that I learned also prepared me for my masters in computer information systems at Boston University."

Lance Ingle, Class of 2009

I felt well-prepared when I graduated. That confidence has helped me through interviews, proposing new projects/solutions at work and has even helped me push through to meet deadlines. The experience I gained at SWU is invaluable."

Rebecca David, Class of 2010

You will be prepared for a career as:

  • Database Administrator
  • Server Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web Designer

Our graduates have landed jobs at:

  • Dataworks Plus (Greenville, SC)
  • Stalwart
  • NASA
  • North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (Forensics)
  • The Cliffs
  • And many have started their own companies