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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.

Student Services

IU Online provides quick and easy access to tools, tips, and IU resources to help you succeed, including:   

  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you  
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU  
  • Student Financial Services: Tailored resources for financial aid and money management  
  • Success Coaching: One-on-one support to reach your academic and personal goals  
  • Math and Writing Support: Direct access to IU-trained math mentors and writing consultants  
  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career  
  • Libraries and Research: Online access to IU library resources and research librarians  
  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training  
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU


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

Application Deadlines
Fall Semester
May 1
Spring Semester
November 1
Summer Semester
March 15


  • 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 Spreadsheets 3 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

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $293.16
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $879.48
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1015.90
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3047.70

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is eligible for financial aid at IUPUI. 

What's it like to be an IU Online Student?

  • Earn an IU education from wherever you are

    When you enroll in an IU Online program, you take IU classes, taught by the same faculty who teach on our campuses.

    It's the flexible, affordable way to get the IU education you deserve without putting your life—or career—on hold.

  • Get the support you need to succeed

    As a student in an IU Online program, you'll have the opportunity to engage with and seek help from your professors and peers, just as you would in a campus-based program.

    You'll also have access to a variety of academic and other support services that you can call on when you need additional assistance. You're an important part of the IU community and we're dedicated to ensuring you have the resources you need to thrive in your online program.

  • Reap the rewards for decades to come

    No matter what field you're in, an IU degree or certificate can improve your chances of earning a promotion or pay raise.

    You'll also earn skills that will help you to achieve success for the foreseeable future, whether you're seeking to complete an advanced degree in your current field or switch career paths altogether.

  • Take the first step toward a more rewarding future

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