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Computer Science, BA

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Dr. David Gaitros
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Ellen Truchon
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Distance students can earn the same bachelor's degrees as on-campus students, following the same curriculum. The curriculum is specifically designed for a student preparing for a fulfilling lifetime career as a computer professional.

This major provides a broad-based background sufficient for entry to a career in computing. It provides a systems view of computing, emphasizing the interdependence of design, object orientation, and distributed systems and networks, from basic software through systems design.

This major develops core competencies in programming, database structure, computer organization, and operating systems. It allows opportunities to study a range of other aspects of computer and information science, such as information security, data communication/ networks, computer and network systems administration, theoretical computer science, and software engineering. Every student can expect to become proficient at programming in C, C++, and Assembly Language. Additionally, students will be exposed to other languages such as Java, C#, Ada, Lisp, Scheme, Prolog, Perl, and HTML.

Students that apply for the Fall or Spring semesters may have limited options in building a schedule, unless they have taken a course equivalent to COP3014 prior to admission to FSU.

IMPORTANT: Use this link to apply for the online Computer Science programs.


Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Because of reduced requirements in mathematics and theoretical computer science, the Bachelor of Arts degree is not accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Method of Delivery


Time to Completion

Assuming that the student has completed the equivalent of an AA degree and the required prerequisites, the degree can be completed in 2 years by full-time students (4 years by part-time students)


The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2018-19 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee. Out-of-state students may contact Dr. Steve Leach to determine if they qualify for a discounted tuition rate. For further questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the department.

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