Undergraduate – Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computer Science (BAACS)

The Applied Computer Science degree program explores the core principles used in today’s computer science field, including those used in programming, theory and computer architecture. Get a broad understanding of computer science and its integration of operating systems and applications, programming languages, data structures, cybersecurity and related components.

KSU’s Applied Computer Science degree prepares you for a variety of computer science careers.  Additionally, this interdisciplinary program can be customized to focus on concentration areas that match your careers interests, such as high performance cluster computing (HPCC), data science and software engineering.

 Applied Computer Science Salary and Career Information

Software Developer
Median Salary: National $110,000; Georgia $104,640
Job Growth by 2028: National 10%; Georgia 10%

Application Software Developer
Median Salary: National $103,620; Georgia $100,820
Job Growth by 2028: National 26%; Georgia 27%

Database Administrator
Median Salary: National $90,070; Georgia $92,020
Job Growth by 2028: National 9%; Georgia 10%

*Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net Online

Applied Computer Science Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Interdisciplinary Approach – The Applied Computer Science program blends together different areas of study, including mathematics and science, within the computer science field. This broader exploration of computer science allows you more options to incorporate your specific interests into the curriculum.
  • Career Flexibility – Understanding the principles of computer science, and how it can be applied within a business operation, gives you the marketable skills for a variety of job roles. KSU’s computer science graduates have found high-salaried positions in systems analysis, programming, data communications, end-user support, database administration, consulting and top management, to name a few.
  • Emerging Technology – This program targets emerging technology within computer science, including those spanning other disciplines. Coursework includes web development, social media, database, game design, Linux OS, mobile computing, data warehousing, cloud computing, data mining and robotics.

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