In nearly every industry, businesses can no longer operate without skilled, perceptive IT professionals to drive process and create connections. With the University of Wisconsin online Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing, you can be the problem solver who makes things possible - for your company and your career.

A Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing tells employers that you're skilled in both the theory behind computer science, as well as its direct application. Plus, it highlights your solid foundation in the business and communication skills that complement your technical expertise. In your courses you'll participate in projects that reflect real-life business situations, and gain the knowledge required to solve an organization's everyday technical issues.

The program is in collaboration with UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stevens Point. Tuition for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing is $30,195.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing offers online computing courses so you can study and do homework whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.

You are required to take each of the 21 technical- and business-focused courses in the curriculum. Due to the unique nature of the program, courses from other degree programs may not transfer in directly for Applied Computing courses.

APC 300 – PROGRAMMING I
APC 310 – MATH FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
APC 320 – INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
APC 330 – TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
APC 340 – LEGAL AND ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE IT PROFESSIONAL
APC 350 – PROGRAMMING II
APC 360 – DATABASE MANAGEMENT I
APC 370 – SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
APC 380 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
APC 390 – OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
APC 400 – APPLIED COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
APC 410 – DATABASE MANAGEMENT II
APC 420 – COMPUTER SECURITY I
APC 430 – APPLIED DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS
APC 440 – WEB DEVELOPMENT
APC 450 – OPERATING SYSTEMS THEORY AND PRACTICE
APC 460 – SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PRACTICES
APC 470 – IS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT
APC 480 – COMPUTER SECURITY II
APC 490 – CAPSTONE PROJECT PREPARATION
APC 495 – CAPSTONE PROJECT

Admission Requirements
Admission to the UW Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing requires:

  • Approximately 60 credits of transferable college credit with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA)

  • College Algebra or equivalent coursework

  • Official college transcripts

How to Apply
Step 1. Select UW-Platteville as your  “home” campus.

Step 2. Apply to your preferred home campus using the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application. A nonrefundable $50 application fee is required for most degree-seeking students applying to a UW System institution. That fee is not required if the last institution you attended was a two-year UW Colleges campus. The fee is required if you are transferring between UW System four-year campuses or if you have never attended a UW System campus.

Step 3. Contact your home campus admissions office to find out if you need to submit official transcripts from post-secondary institution(s) you’ve attended. If you do, request that the institution(s) send official transcripts directly to the home campus to which you are applying. If you have an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or equivalent coursework, the ACT or SAT is not required.