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Applied Computer Science

Undergraduate Certificate

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

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) 


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 36200Data Structures3 Credits
  • CSCI 48100Data Mining3 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: $275.17
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $825.51
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $975.58
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2926.74

Additional fees will apply.

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  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

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    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.