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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

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Earn one of America’s TOP paying majors

Computer science majors have one of the highest starting salaries in the U.S.* Brenau’s online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science prepares you to start earning more right out of college, even if you have no programming or coding background. This degree will help you:

  • Learn core programming skills and industry best practices in software and coding languages, like Python and Java, to use technology to solve problems.
  • Understand and practice good team-based software development through group work where you critically analyze situations and find solutions together.
  • Make active use of industry technologies and community resources, including version control software, IDEs, FTP, project management software and terminal scripting.

*National Association of Colleges and Employers


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Data scientist at work

Jr. Software Developer

Georgia Average Salary: $62,003
National Average Salary: $62,681

Design the applications or systems that run on a computer or another device.

Duties include: researching, designing, implementing and managing software programs, evaluating new programs and upgrading existing systems.

Webmaster collaborating with a coworker

Jr. Programmer

Georgia Average Salary: $48,909
National Average Salary: $49,444

Write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.

Duties include: write programs in a variety of computer languages, test programs for errors and fix the faulty lines of computer code and utilize code libraries.

Systems Analyst staring at a computer screen

Jr. Web Developer

Georgia Average Salary: $62,690
National Average Salary: $63,370

Create and maintain websites and web-based tools for an organization.

Duties include: building and testing websites across browsers and devices, implementing website and data security protections and analyzing site performance.

Employment and salary data from Salary.com.


Jump into a practically “pandemic-proof” market

The number of jobs requiring a computer science degree is expected to grow 15% nationwide through 2029.

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Do I even need a degree, or is a bootcamp enough?

When you graduate from Brenau, your computer science degree will have prepared you in ways that a bootcamp won’t. Specifically, you’ll gain leadership skills that will qualify you for high-paying positions and management opportunities in computer science, software development and programming, or further graduate studies.

Plus, because Brenau is a university, you can use financial aid to help pay for your tuition—an option you may not have at most bootcamps.

Learn more about financial aid at Brenau.


90% of employers request a bachelor’s degree for computer science-related roles.

Burning Glass Technologies


At Brenau, we treat our students differently

100% Online

Study when–and where–it’s convenient for you.

Expert Faculty

All of our professors hold a Computer Science degree at the master’s or doctorate level.

Generous Transfer Policy

We’ll take up to 65 of your credits.


To learn more about what it’s like to take college courses online, call an enrollment coach: 866.239.4762


Lean on us—we’re always here for you!

As an online student, you have access to the same level of support and resources as if you were learning on-campus, including:

  • Success Coaches
  • Writing Center, Online Tutoring and Math Center
  • Career Services

“The classes at Brenau have been amazing, interesting, and informative. I’ve enjoyed being the nontraditional student who is breaking the mold.”

— Amanda Szynkowski, ’15


Classes you’ll take

Over the course of this 120-credit program, you’ll take a variety of classes that teach both hard, career-focused skills, as well as soft, interpersonal skills in communications and ethics.

Core Courses (62 credit hours)
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biological Science I
    • OR Astronomy, General Chemistry I or General College Physics I
  • Biological Science II
    • OR General Chemistry II or General College Physics II
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry
  • Database Systems
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Ethics of Information Technology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Informatics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Networking
  • Programming and Problem Solving I
  • Programming and Problem Solving II
  • Senior Capstone
  • Systems Architecture
  • Theory of Computation
  • Web and Mobile Applications
Electives (15 credit hours)

Computer science students may choose ANY online course offered at Brenau as an elective, so long as they have taken the necessary prerequisites. This way, you can tailor your experience to your specific interests. Depending on your career goals, you may be interested in:

  • Business Communications
  • Business Ethics
  • Media and Entertainment Management
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Social Media and Mobile Marketing

“We’re excited to prepare students for graduate work and careers in computer science as they shape their learning experience to optimally serve as global leaders within the profession.”

— Jim Eck, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs


You deserve to learn online the right way.

The recent impact of COVID-19 has many colleges hurrying to create online classes. At Brenau, our online degrees are anything but hurried. With our 20+ years of experience perfecting an accelerated online curriculum, you can rest assured you’re in expert hands.

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Here’s how much you’ll pay


  • $678
    Per credit hour, 120 credit hours required
    Tuition cost applies to the 2020–2021 academic year.

  • 85%
    Brenau students who qualify for financial aid

Make your degree even more affordable

You don’t have to pay for your degree entirely on your own—take advantage of the variety of financial aid options available, including:

  • Federal and state grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships

Learn more about financial aid at Brenau


How do I start?

Take the next step toward your career in computer science. Request more information today and a coach will be in touch.

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