Computer Science Bachelor's Degree


The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science (CS) prepares students for careers as systems programmers in a scientific and/or engineering environment and for graduate work in computer science. Mathematics and engineering courses supplement a strong core of computer science courses, enabling students to design and implement software that requires complicated computations, data structures and interfaces.

Program Educational Objectives

The mission of the Department is to produce students who can assess, develop, and maintain business and scientific computing systems, and who are capable of continued learning and ethical practice in computing.

In Accomplishing This Mission, Within the first few years following graduation, The Graduates Of The BS-CS Degree Program Will:
  • Communicate effectively using terminology and processes that are appropriate for the field of computer science.
  • Work efficiently and effectively in a team environment to develop appropriate computer-based systems to satisfy stated requirements.
  • Solve complex computational problems using appropriate models, techniques, and abstractions.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional and ethically responsible manner.
  • Learn new trends and technology and willingly adapt to new systems and software environments.


HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Algorithms
  • Data Structures
  • Programming Languages (C++, Python)
  • Scripting Languages
  • Operating Systems
  • Database Management and Data Mining
  • Computer Architecture and Assembly Language
  • Computer Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Web Progamming (HTML, CSS, JS)
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Capstone Project



  • C++, C Progamming
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript Programming
  • Perl Programming
  • Design, use, and implement data structures
  • MIPS Programming
  • SQL, SAS Programming
  • Github
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

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You could work as a(n):

  • Computer programmer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Website developer

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Walmart corporate offices
  • Acxiom
  • ArcBest
  • Dillard’s
  • Entergy
  • Advanced Solutions Inc.

View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Students can continue their studies by pursuing master’s and doctorate degrees in CS.

Student Outcomes

In support of the program educational objectives above, the curriculum of the Computer Science Program is designed to enable students to attain the following outcomes:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions. (Unique to computer science)


Point of Pride

ATU was the first public university in Arkansas to offer a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree.


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