Applied Computing

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computing is a multidisciplinary major that helps you to become an expert in combining computing technology with another interest area in preparation for your future career. This program is highly relevant today, as computing expertise is needed in almost every field – the possibilities are endless!

To see some examples of careers our previous graduates have entered, visit the Careers & Testimonials page.


The program offers a multidisciplinary approach that will enable students to develop a wide range of competencies:

  • Analysis and problem solving techniques
  • Communication and business management skills
  • Fundamental understanding of the software design and development process
  • Solid technical foundation for applied critical thinking and learning in the workplace
  • Expertise in your choice of a Second Discipline of study
  • Confidence in career navigation, including understanding your personal values that lead to happiness and balance between work and life

Visit the Division of Computing & Software Systems (CSS) page to learn more about the learning goals of this major.


Your education in Applied Computing combines your computer science coursework with your Second Discipline:

  • Computer science core courses
  • Computer science electives
  • Second Discipline courses
  • General electives and Areas of Inquiry

Visit the Curriculum Overview page to learn more about the specific degree requirements.