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Earn Your BA in Computer Science Online

Today, individuals expect to be able to access information instantly at their fingertips in digital form. They become more engaged when it comes alive through interactive media. The ability to produce technology solutions to fulfill these needs and expectations requires specialized knowledge and skill. American Public University (APU) offers a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science that mingles computer science coursework with a broad exploration of the humanities. It is designed for those interested in applying computer science principles to new fields like humanities, media and communication, and interactive design.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Essential Learning

The curriculum features a rigorous introduction to the core topics of computer science, including algorithms and data structures, programming, machine architecture, and operating systems.

Interdisciplinary Approach

Through courses in philosophy, information literacy, sociology, and public policy, you will be prepared to address emerging needs in the digital humanities, such as digital art, media and communication, and interactive design.

Core Skill Building

You have the opportunity to exercise your communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills—all aimed at helping you function effectively as a team member or leader.


Depending upon your concentration choice, you may be learning how to analyze disinformation campaigns or preparing to bring a psychological perspective to artificial intelligence for people-centric applications.

Traditional Option

Looking for a more traditional approach to computer science? We also offer a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science that explores programming, networking, and operating systems with a focus on cyber operations.

Getting Started

No entrance exams are required. But this program has prerequisite coursework requirements for admission. Please request information to learn more.

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