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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

WHY CHOOSE AN ONLINE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREE?

Immerse yourself in the digital future. Computer Science degrees are in demand as our daily use and need of technological systems increases.

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Computer Science

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College
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree Type
Bachelor of Science
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Science
With a major in Computer Science
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Science
Major Computer Science

Will My Credits Transfer?

UF Online offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences that encourages students to explore the theoretical foundations of information and computation with considerable freedom through the liberal arts. Employment in computer occupations is expected to increase by 11 percent through 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is almost three times the average growth rate, making it a highly coveted and optimistic career path. UF’s computer science degree prepares students for a range of career opportunities with great starting salaries and opens up a variety of doors in the exciting world of technology.

From financial companies to insurance, health care, security, and beyond, practically every industry is interested in computer science graduates. Computer science is a field with varied job prospects, including business analyst, software engineer, researcher, programmer, and computer systems analyst. UF Online’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program gives students the freedom to tailor their curriculum to their interests, skills, and academic strengths.

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CAREER TRACKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

What professions will a degree in Computer Science prepare me for?

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Network systems administrator
  • Software applications developer
  • Technical Support and IT
  • Web developer

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.

Learn More

Read our blog and learn what you can do with a UF Online degree in Computer Science.



What are the admissions requirements for this major?

Freshmen & Lower Division Transfer Applicants

  • If you have 0-11 transferable college credits, review the Freshman admissions requirements.
  • If you have 12-59 transferable credits, review the Lower Division Transfer admission requirements. In addition to meeting these general requirements, lower division transfer applicants to the Computer Science program should have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and have satisfactorily completed Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (MAC 2311) with a grade of C or better.

Upper Division & Second Bachelor's Transfer Applicants

Upper division transfer applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) and Second Bachelor's degree seeking applicants should have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and have completed the below courses with at least a 2.5 GPA. Prospective applicants are also strongly encouraged to complete Physics 2 w/lab (PHY2054 and PHY 2054L) or Physics with Calculus 2 w/lab (PHY 2049 and PHY 2049L) to avoid splitting the sequence prior to enrollment at the University of Florida.

  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (MAC 2311)
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (MAC 2312)
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (MAC 2313)
  • Physics 1 w/lab (PHY 2053 and PHY 2053L) or Physics with Calculus 1 w/ lab (PHY 2048 and PHY 2048L).

*Note:

  • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in prerequisite courses may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet prerequisites may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

***If you're missing prerequisites, you may still qualify for admission to the program through conditional admission. For more information, please see "Conditional Admissions" below.

Conditional Admissions

  • Applicants may be conditionally admitted without MAC 2313 complete, if both overall and pre-requisite GPA is 3.0 or above.
  • All other prerequisites, including MAC 2311, MAC 2312, and PHY 2053/2053L or PHY 2048/2048L, must be completed at the time of application.

WHY CHOOSE UF ONLINE?

At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

UF Online’s B.S. in Computer Science provides a foundation in computer science while also offering a strong liberal arts education with courses from the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and foreign languages. Our program places a highly coveted degree at your convenience, for a fraction of the cost of comparable degree programs.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.