Jobs in the field of computer science applications, systems and networks are in high demand. As technologies continue to expand, a computing degree becomes even more valuable.
PennWest’s Applied Computing program starts with a solid foundation in both math and computer science. It provides you with an in-depth knowledge of programming and computer language and architecture, operating systems and machine learning. From there you can choose electives and an internship that are best suited to your career interests.
Experienced faculty will not only work with you to develop the academic knowledge you need to succeed. They’ll also help you acquire time management, critical thinking and self-motivation skills that employers want.
You’ll graduate ready to go on to earn a master’s degree or launch a successful career in computing.
Supported by knowledgeable advisors and faculty mentors.
Let you investigate real-world applications.
Median annual wage for computer and information technology workers in May 2021.
Today, there’s an increased demand for animation and visual effects in everything from sophisticated video games to movies to corporate presentations. When you enroll in PennWest’s game programming concentration, you can let your creative juices flow, as you hone your design skills and become familiar with all areas of video games and virtual simulations.
We make sure you receive a well-round education, with coursework in computer science, mathematics, physics, art and animation. Although our curriculum is rigorous, faculty will be here to help you succeed. By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to face the challenges of this rapidly growing field.
Jobs are waiting for graduates of the BS Applied Computing program. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in computer and information technology occupations will grow 15% between now and 2031—much faster than the average for all occupations. This is expected to result in about 682,000 new jobs during that time period. Occupations include computer network architects, programmers and systems analysts, as well as database administrators and architects, network and systems administrators, software developers and quality assurance analysts and testers. Mean annual salaries for these positions range from approximately $80,000 to $120,000, depending on the position and employer.
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.