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Applied Computer Science

Undergraduate Certificate

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Computer Science introduces computer science principles, develops practical skills in market-driven software applications, and prepares you to be successful with emerging technologies. You learn to solve complex problems, design and implement algorithms, apply computer science theory to practical problems, adapt to technological change, and program in at least two languages. 

As a student in the program, you take courses in web development, computer science concepts, and software project management. You also acquire the technical proficiency, project management skills, communication expertise, and analytical skills needed to develop working solutions for computing challenges.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Computer Science prepares you for such careers as:

  • Database developer 
  • Visual basic developer 
  • Webmaster 
  • Multimedia developer 
  • System and network administrator  
  • Information security administrator 
  • Programmer/analyst 
  • Help desk technical support 
  • User support specialist 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Computer Science, you must complete 18 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Applied computer science core courses (9 credit hours) 
  • Applied computer science tier 1 elective courses (3 credit hours) 
  • Applied computer science tier 2 elective courses (6 credit hours) 

*Courses for this certificate program are offered both online and on campus. Please check the current course listings for online availability.

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To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission. 
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours). 
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours). 
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials. 
  • Submit official transcripts to mycredit@iupui.edu or: 

          IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions

          Cavanaugh Hall 147

          425 University Boulevard

          Indianapolis, IN 46202


CSCI-N 241Fundamentals of Web Development3 Credits
CSCI-N 301Fundamentals of Computer Science Concepts3 Credits
CSCI-N 361Fundamentals of Software Project Management3 Credits
CSCI-N 207Data Analysis Using Spreadsheets3 Credits
CSCI-N 211Introduction to Databases3 Credits
CSCI-N 300Mobile Computing Fundamentals3 Credits
CSCI-N 311Advanced Database Programming3 Credits
CSCI-N 317Computation of Scientific Applications3 Credits
CSCI-N 341Client Side Web Programming3 Credits
CSCI-N 342Server Side Web Development3 Credits
CSCI-N 410Mobile Application Development3 Credits
CSCI-N 431E-Commerce with ASP.net3 Credits
INFO-I 300Human-Computer Interaction3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $308.02
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $924.06

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1083.63
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3250.89
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