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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

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The world needs technology experts—and it pays to be one

Employers pay top dollar for educated computer science professionals who optimize technology within organizations. Brenau’s online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science prepares you to meet this nationwide demand, 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.

Data scientist at work

Data Scientist

Georgia Salary: $111,800
National Salary: $113,200

Interpret large amounts of data to find patterns and relevant business insights.

Duties include: mining, cleansing and verifying data, analyzing findings to better support company goals and translating complicated data for key decision-makers.

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Webmaster

Georgia Salary: $61,600
National Salary: $65,800

Ensure the functionality of websites according to client needs and goals.

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

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Systems Analyst

Georgia Salary: $84,100
National Salary: $83,500

Maintain and improve upon computer systems for an organization.

Duties include: designing new computer systems, collaborating with other IT staff and programmers to resolve issues and presenting plans to stakeholders for approval.

Salary data via Burning Glass Technologies



Georgia especially needs qualified computer scientists

The number of jobs requiring a computer science degree is expected to grow 15% in Georgia alone.

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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.

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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 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


Here’s how much you’ll pay


  • $651
    Per credit hour, 120 credit hours required
    Tuition cost applies to the 2019–2020 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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