Bachelor’s in Applied Computing

Discover your path to success in Computer Science with a bachelor's degree in Applied Computing

If you have what it takes to succeed in the fast-paced world of computer science but not yet sure of exactly what path to follow, PennWest’s bachelor’s degree in Applied Computing might be ideal for you. It prepares you to work in a variety of settings in this constantly growing field.

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.

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Credits: 120

Lisa Kovalchick

Rigorous academics

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.

Applied Computing (no concentration)
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Careers and Salaries

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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

The Power of PennWest

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.

Flexible. Affordable.
Designed to Meet Your needs.