Accelerated bachelor's computer science

Concordia University Wisconsin’s newly introduced online Applied Computer Science Bachelor of Arts degree for accelerated students may be the right door to open!

What is the Applied Computer Science degree?

Are you looking for a new degree that will open the door to new possibilities? Concordia University’s newly introduced online Applied Computer Science Bachelor of Arts degree for accelerated students may be the right door to open.

It wasn’t that long ago when students could get a basic degree in computer science or a technical degree in information technology. However, in the advancing world of technology, more defined and focused degrees are coming into play. We live in a computer-based society with ever-increasing opportunities for students to solve problems using technology.

Traditional computer science degrees typically focus on the theoretical understanding of hardware, software, operating systems, databases, interfaces, and coding. However, Concordia’s Applied Computer Science degree provides the flexibility to connect computer theory to a wide range of industries. You’ll be prepared to solve daily problems by writing software, designing webpages, and creating applications.

The Applied Computer Science degree provides practical knowledge and skills to immediately enter into technology-based positions.

CUW’s program director Dr. Michael Litman states, An Accelerated Degree in Computer Science prepares students in fields such as Software Development creating applications for iPhone, Android, Smart TV, Xbox, PlayStation, as well as Full-Stack web development.”


Why would an accelerated student study applied Computer Science?

These days, most accelerated learners have been working under the influence of computers in the workplace. Some may wonder how computers work and how they do what they do but many others are intrigued by using computers and programs to make things work better and more efficiently.

Most working adults looking for a degree have seen the value and the salary increases that can come from applied computing skills.

As stated in the NACE’s Fall 2019 Salary Survey, salaries for computer science positions increased by almost 10.2% between 2018 and 2019. As the demand for workers with computer-related skills has sky-rocketed, Concordia University Wisconsin has created an exciting offering for busy accelerated students who are looking for online and evening-based classes.


Who should pursue an Applied Computer Science degree?

You don’t need to have a formal background in computer science. As Dr. Litman suggests, “Any previous degree work is fine. Students with a science or math background likely have the easiest transition. However, the program assumes no prior experience, so nobody would be at a schooling-based disadvantage. Those with natural talent and interest in the field would have an additional advantage.”

The most successful students in any computer field possess analytical abilities and a natural curiosity for logical problem solving. Accelerated students motivated through their previous work experience to advance their careers with computer skills and a drive to adapt software, manage information systems, and develop new programs will excel in this exciting program.


Concordia’s Applied Computer Science degree prepares you to serve in the community.

Led by our Christ-centered values, we believe that the best technology leaders demonstrate both uncompromising compassion and unmatched competitive skills.

As a Concordia Applied Computer Science graduate, you can expect to excel as you develop a genuine, ethical mindset complemented with business analytical acumen that is unmatched in the market. In addition to the necessary computer skills, students learn from The Concordia Core which embraces our distinctive Lutheran theology in the context of a dynamic educational experience.

You will be prepared to achieve your God-given potential in this 21st-century career contexts. This happens through the study of faith, society and culture. Also, you’ll study human creativity and expression, the natural world, human beings and being human, and communication and language.

An Applied Computer Science degree equips you to work in any industry.

Graduates of the program can use their skills in a broad range of industries. Some of them include healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, non-profits, consumer internet, automotive, and educationAs Dr. Litman suggests, “Many companies have software development needs in all sorts of industries.  Places like banks, insurance companies, marketing agencies are all potential employers for people with a degree in Software Development. Additionally, so are the more obvious companies like Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, Google.”

The door to the world of computers is open.  Are you ready to step through?

For more information, contact CUW’s Accelerated Admission Counselor Ana Sanchez at or 262.697.8260.

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