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Computer Science (Associate of Science)

Whether you’re looking to launch your career in computer science or planning to continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree, you’ll be off to a great start with a computer science associate degree from Creighton. You can pursue your degree while taking courses during the day, in the evening or both.

There are many rewarding careers for those with an associate degree in computer science. Many employers seek applicants with associates degrees for jobs such as computer network support specialists and computer user support specialists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020, the median annual wage for those two job titles was $65,450 and $52,690, respectively.

 

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Program Details

Program Goals

The computer science associate degree is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in technology support services or for advancing on to a bachelor’s degree program in computer science. As an AS computer science major, you’ll:

  • Develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Learn basic and advanced computer skills
  • Prepare yourself for a high-demand field or additional education

Curriculum

For the computer science associate degree, you will need 64 credits, including:

  • CPS 200 – Making the Transition to College: Strategies for Degree Completion (3 credits)
  • Magis Core Foundations courses (15 credits total)
  • Magis Core Explorations courses, including 3 credits of Ethics (5 credits total)

Plus select electives (13–19 total) and these major courses:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Data Structures
  • Computer Organization
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • 9 credits in 400-level or above CSC courses

Learn more about Creighton’s associate degree requirements.

View Full Computer Science AS Curriculum

Other Programs

You may also want to consider a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in computer science, or a certificate in computer science.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Still have questions?

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