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The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences within the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences offers a BS degree in applied computing, which provides a foundation in computer science.
Applied computing combines technical computing skills with an understanding of the impact of computer science in real-world contexts.
The applied computing program's technical component is concerned with the design and use of appropriate systems and technologies, while its social sciences component is concerned with understanding how people seek, obtain, evaluate, use and categorize information.
Lower-division courses provide a computer science foundation, while upper-division courses emphasize database systems and computer networks. The program offers small class sizes and extensive opportunities for research, and requires an internship or research with a professor, typically completed during the senior year.
Graduates are prepared for graduate study as well as for entry-level employment in information technology roles in a variety of businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and academic institutions.
Applied Computing (BS)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of
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Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Students are prepared to integrate technology with human activities, respond to global changes, solve problems, and create and manage the technological production of information and creative products. Core information technology industries are among the fastest growing sectors in the U.S. economy. Graduates will find employment opportunities with corporations and businesses, nonprofit and government agencies, digital arts media industries and in the academic world.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Computer Network Architects||$91,000|
|Computer Network Support Specialists||$59,090|
|Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||15.12%||$72,200|
|Computer Systems Analysts||$79,680|
|Computer Systems Engineers/Architects||$81,140|
|Computer and Information Research Scientists||$102,190|
|Computer and Information Systems Managers||16.9%||$120,950|
|Document Management Specialists||$81,140|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||15.12%||$59,350|
|Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists||$81,140|
|Informatics Nurse Specialists||$79,680|
|Information Security Analysts||$86,170|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||15.34%||$53,430|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$72,560|
|Search Marketing Strategists||$81,140|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||8.85%||$55,050|
|Software Developers, Applications||$90,060|
|Software Developers, Systems Software||$99,000|
|Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers||$81,140|
|Telecommunications Engineering Specialists||$91,000|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).