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Online Bachelor's Degree

Computer Science

Computer Science
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
TUITION
  • $250 per credit
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Get in demand with an online bachelor's degree in computer science

With a Bachelor of Science in computer science from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll be able to plan, design, and optimize computer software and hardware systems for commercial and government environments. Designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, this versatile program provides students with opportunities for professional development and strong foundational skills in programming languages, software development, complex algorithms, and graphics and visualization.

  • (3 Credits, CMSC 115)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 215)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 310)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 265)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 315)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 320)
  • CMSC 330
  • CMSC 335
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 345)
  • CMSC 430
  • CMSC 451
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 495)

Related Required Courses

The following required courses (7 credits) may be applied to general education requirements:

  • (4 Credits, MATH 140)
  • (3 Credits, CMSC 105)

The following required courses (7 credits) may be applied to elective requirements:

  • (4 Credits, MATH 141)
  • CMSC 150

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (3 Credits, PACE 111T) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, CMSC 105) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy; Prerequisite to Major
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 (3 Credits, CMSC 115) Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (4 Credits, MATH 140) General Education: Math; Prerequisite to Major
This course requires a prerequisite not listed in this sequence.
9 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
10 (3 Credits, CMSC 215) Major
11 (3 Credits, HIST 125) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 CMSC 150 Major
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 CMIS 310 Major
18 (4 Credits, MATH 141) Major
19 (3 Credits, CMIT 265) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, CMSC 315) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 (3 Credits, CMSC 320) Major
24 CMSC 330 Major
25 (3 Credits, WRTG 393) General Education: Communication
26 3-credit elective course Elective
27 CMSC 335 Major
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 3-credit elective course Elective
30 (3 Credits, CMSC 345) Major
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 3-credit elective course Elective
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 CMSC 430 Major
35 3-credit elective course Elective
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 CMSC 451 Major
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 (3 Credits, CMSC 495) Major
40 2-credit elective course Elective

Accelerated Pathway

Through an accelerated pathway, students who complete this program may be eligible to reduce their total coursework for a Master of Arts in Teaching by up to 12 credits.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to provide you with a foundation for a career in software architecture or engineering, application software design, database administration and architecture, systems analysis, programming, or engineering in corporate organizations and government agencies.

Tyrone A., Martinsburg, WV

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Computing Club

The Computing Club provides a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Students and alumni can join the Computing Club group on CareerQuest.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computing & Technology Disciplines)

Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for the computing and IT disciplines, is designed to promote the computing and information sciences and to encourage the enhancement of knowledge in the field. Upsilon Pi Epsilon is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in the computing and information science disciplines. Membership is by invitation only.

Undergraduate membership is open to students majoring in one of the computing disciplines who have completed at least 45 credit hours towards their degree, including 30 or more credits at UMGC (in graded coursework) and at least 15 credits from information technology and computer science courses. Undergraduate students need to have a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all coursework taken from the information technology and computer science courses.

Graduate student membership is open to students pursuing a master's degree in cloud computing systems, cyber operations, cybersecurity management and policy, cybersecurity technology, data analytics, or digital forensics and cyber investigation; a master's degree in information technology with a specialization in database systems technology, informatics, information assurance, software engineering, or systems engineering; or a legacy master's degree in cybersecurity. Graduate students must have completed at least 18 resident credits towards their degree at UMGC, with a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher.

For more information, please email upe@umgc.edu.

For some of the upper-level cybersecurity and IT courses in this program, you will need equipment that meets the following specifications. Courses in graphics- or computing-intensive disciplines may require a higher processing speed, more RAM, and/or better screen resolution.

Hardware Requirements

  • 64-bit processor, Intel Core i5 (7th generation or higher), or equivalent (e.g., AMD, M1) 
  • Processor speed: 1.5 GHz or higher (2 GHz recommended) 
  • Storage: At least 250 GB (SSD [preferred] or HD), with at least 30 percent free space 
  • RAM: At least 4 GB (8 GB recommended) 
  • Display/monitor: Minimum 13” 
  • Screen resolution: Minimum 1280 px x 1024 px 
  • Keyboard and mouse/trackpad 
  • High-speed Internet connection (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) 
  • 32-bit video card

Operating System

Choose one of the following:

  • Windows 10 (recommended; version 1909 or higher required for any course using Adobe Creative Cloud) 
  • Mac OS X 10.15 or higher 
  • Ubuntu 18.04+ (or other Linux LTS) 

Software

  • Microsoft Office 2019 or later (Office 365 Education is available for free with your student email address.) 
  • Most recent version/update of a web browser (Firefox, Safari, or Chrome) 
  • Antivirus software 
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader 

Additional Recommendations

  • Built-in camera (or USB port for a webcam)
  • Built-in microphone and speakers (or USB ports for external audio devices)
 
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Britney B., North Augusta, SC, BS in Computer Science

 

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