Computer Science
Department of Computing, Analytics, & Mathematics

Computer Science

  • Associate of Science
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Dual Enrollment
  • PSEO & Early College
  • Undergraduate

60 credits

required for program
  • Available online
  • PSEO/Early college online classes

22–28 months

Discover an online computer science degree that gives you the foundational knowledge in computer systems and languages to develop software solutions. Prepare for quick entry into careers in IT, software development, and database administration.

Our online associate degree in computer science may be the right fit if you…

  • Enjoy working with technology
  • Have strong math and technical skills
  • Value faith-infused curriculum that interlocks faith and purpose
  • Appreciate an online format that fits your busy life
  • Crave an interactive and supportive community
  • Desire to transition into a 4-year program in the future
  • Want the option to complete a collegiate degree while in high school

Why pursue an associate degree in computer science at Northwestern?

Our online computer science degree is intentionally designed to be both realistically attainable and undeniably valuable—providing you with quick entry into the job market.

As you pursue this online computer degree, you will grow in knowledge, experience, and unshakable ethics to navigate the innovative role of technology. Plus, receive training in the latest programming languages—including Python, Java, Structured Query Language (SQL), and Rivescript. You will also utilize multiple platforms—including PC-based platforms, cloud-based platforms, and virtual platforms.

Program Features

  • Training in the latest programming languages, including Python, Java, Structured Query Language (SQL), and Rivescript
  • Hands-on practical experience designing an app for a local business
  • Expert faculty who are active technology professionals
  • Faith-infused curriculum that interlocks faith and purpose
  • Courses optimized for quality and user experience

Experience it all within a supportive Christian community to encourage you as you live out your calling.

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PSEO Pathway to an Associates

The Associate of Science in Computer Science is a flexible program for our PSEO and Early College Students. Once accepted into the PSEO or Early College programs, students interested in an Associate’s degree will be assisted by the Admissions office in creating an application for a future term, usually after high school graduation. Admissions and advising will work together to ensure students either:

  1. Graduate from high school with the A.S. degree completed, or
  2. Prepare to enter the program after completing PSEO.

Admitted PSEO students who express interest in the Associate’s degree will be referred to an advisor. Each semester, the advisor helps create a personalized academic plan and tracks the student’s progress.

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Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our computer science faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your knowledge, skills, and faith while you earn your degree.

Study under professors in our computer science program who not only have decades of past experience, but who are actively practicing in their fields on a daily basis. This means you will have the opportunity to learn about potential real-world challenges (and their solutions), explore industry-specific ethical dilemmas, and visualize how coursework applies to a professional career.