Earn a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) From a 100% Online University
The high-quality online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree helps students prepare to pursue a career path in the world of technology – without breaking the bank. We provide outstanding educational quality and experiences for an affordable price.
Trident is a member of the National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center (NCYTE), a government initiative committed to improving the quality of existing cybersecurity resources and building upon those resources to develop effective training and teaching modules. Its focus is on building a comprehensive network of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies dedicated to developing and maintaining a robust cybersecurity workforce. Trident’s involvement in this program is a testimony of our academic commitment to striving to be among the institutions leading the way in cybersecurity.
With our fully online bachelors degree program, you will:
Prepare to seek a career path in computer science.
Design, implement, and evaluate computer programs and systems.
Analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
Learn to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences.
Advance your education even while working full time.
Interact with an exciting online college community and make connections with other future computer scientists.
Join an engaged and connected online learning community.
Work closely with faculty who are leaders in the field of technology.
Online Computer Science Degree Program Overview
In the 100% online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) program, you will prepare to be an effective professional in this rapidly changing field. With the EdActive™ Learning Approach, you’ll gain skills that are applicable to real life, so you’ll be ready to hit the ground running after graduation.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) program is to prepare its students for productive computer science-based careers in government, business, industry, and not-for-profit organizations by providing academic excellence, unparalleled access, and compassionate student support. The BSCS program provides its graduates with a body of knowledge applicable to the present computing environment and a set of skills adaptable to the future computing needs.
Computer science and cybersecurity is a growing field, with positions like information security analyst, software developer, and database administrator projected to grow at rates of 10-31% over the next 10 years. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook (visited June 14, 2021). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the BSCS program, graduates should be able to:
Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
Communicate effectively with others to accomplish a common goal.
Explain professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
Engage in continuing professional development.
Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
Apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
This program is not designed to meet the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation. As such, Trident has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
Your courses at Trident will be relevant and inspiring. As a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) student, you will take a variety of classes, including Networking and Data Communications; Human Computer Interaction; and Information Security and Technology.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) requires 120 credits for degree completion. You will take 56 semester credits of program core coursework and 12 concentration credits. You’re also required to meet Trident’s general education requirements as specified in our course catalog. BSCS students will need to complete specific courses (or their equivalent) for some general education competency areas.
Choose from the following concentrations:
Cloud Computing – Details coming soon!
Cybersecurity – This concentration emphasizes advanced technologies to secure information infrastructures and protect information from cyber attacks. Coursework covers areas such as ethical hacking, network security, cryptography, and digital forensics. Students will learn and work with advanced technologies to secure information infrastructures and protect information from cyberattacks.
See the Trident Catalog for full descriptions of all concentration course offerings.
Subject to additional college-or program-specific admissions requirements, the following standard admissions requirements apply:
A diploma from an accredited or state approved high school or its equivalent
If you plan to transfer potential credit, please review our transfer policy.
Did you know, you could potentially take fewer classes and shorten time to graduation by passing a Trident Challenge Exam*? Undergraduate students can demonstrate their knowledge and, if successfully passed, earn credit toward their degree. Talk to your Student Success Advisor about this and other Prior Learning Assessment opportunities!
*The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition varies by campus and depends on the number of Trident Challenge exams successfully passed. Trident Challenge exam credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for a reduction in time and money. Courses eligible are subject to change.
The following standard transfer policies apply:
Transfer students are required to provide official transcripts of all prior academic work without exception.
Prior academic work will be articulated during the admission process.
All courses, whether applied to a program or general elective in transfer will be posted to the student’s permanent record.
Transfer credits will not be included in the calculation of overall GPA.
At the undergraduate level, students may transfer in credit no matter the date of completion. In cases where the content of a course is deemed outdated or no longer relevant / equivalent by the Glenn R. Jones College of Business, credits for that course will transfer as general elective credits only.
Students may formally appeal transfer decision to the Provost or designee. Appeals must be submitted in writing within five (5) business days and must be accompanied by supporting documents or evidence.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition cost for the bachelors program:
Retired Military / Veteran / And Their Immediate Family Members**
Military & Immediate Family Members / Department of Defense Federal Civilian Employees**
Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve U.S Military Service Members**
*Assumes no transfer credits and that student enrolls in an average of 30 credits per year for 4 years. **Tuition per credit represented with applicable military grant applied.
Books and Supplies: $0
Diploma Copy: $30 (optional)
Food, Housing, and Transportation: N/A
Graduation Fee: $150
Official Transcript: $10
Other Expedited Shipping Fees: varies based on region
Payment Plan Set-up: $35-$55 (non-refundable)
Student ID Card: $10 (optional)
Technology Fee: $0
Other fees may apply and are subject to change without advance notice.
Seeking more information on the cost of attending Trident University? Visit Trident’s Financial Aid Resources page where you will find financial aid tools including Trident’s Net Price Calculator and Shopping Sheet, a guide to assist in early financial planning for college.
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