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Earn Your BS in Computer Science Online

Computers run the world—from healthcare to power and utility companies to government systems. This prompts the need for individuals equipped with the knowledge and skill to solve some of computing’s most complex challenges. American Public University (APU) offers an online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science designed to provide a broad, yet thorough, examination of key topics in both computer hardware and software with a focus on cyber operations.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Comprehensive Curriculum

Coursework covers the essentials of the discipline: networking, programming, machine architecture, operating systems, databases, and cybersecurity.

Contemporary Focus

In recognition of today’s security-challenged environment, nearly every course exposes you to cyber operations. To meet your professional goals, you will choose a concentration.

High Standards

The program’s rigorous requirements have been built to meet the standards of highly respected accrediting bodies and federal agencies.

Getting Started

No entrance exams are required. But this program has prerequisite coursework requirements for admission. Please request information to learn more.

Alternative Approach

Interested in a different perspective? We also offer a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science where you’ll apply traditional computer science skills to emerging needs in digital humanities and interactive media.

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If you’d like to explore other program options, we have 150+ undergraduate degree and certificate programs to consider.

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