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Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing Systems & Technology

At Tulane School of Professional Advancement, we offer an applied computing bachelor's degree program that allows students to gain practical computer science skills. Our faculty consists of experienced professionals who provide challenging, hands-on knowledge.

Core coursework areas include analysis, information technology hardware and software, computer networks, information technology (IT) security, programming, computer networks, and more. We place a special emphasis on teaching students how to collaborate, think critically, communicate effectively, and develop computer-based solutions.

Who Should Apply for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing Systems & Technology

This degree program is suitable for anyone interested in developing specialized skills in the computing technology sector. This is a great opportunity for people who are decisive about their career path, as well as those who want an opportunity to explore various options. Professionals who currently work in the technology field can also benefit from this program by branching out into more specialized aspects of their field. We have the tools to help all students, whether they are currently working in a professional capacity or interested in a career change.

Jobs for Applied Computing Graduates

With a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing Systems & Technology, graduates are prepared to work in the following positions:

  • Software engineers
  • Cyber security research scientists
  • Network administrators
  • System administrators
  • Web developers
  • Programmers
  • Computer network architects

Not only can our program equip students for related positions, but we also help prepare students to pursue post-graduate degrees. Because of the consistent growth and advancement of this particular field, the opportunities for students are plentiful.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that computer systems analysts make a median salary of $87,220, while computer network architects a median salary of $101,210 annually.

Fill out our information request form to learn more about our information technology bachelor’s degree program. Feel free to check out our admissions process to learn about how you can get started.

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Degree Requirements

Core Competencies Credits
English 1010 Writing or CSEN 1250 Writing 4

Math – Select two courses:

  • Any Math
  • CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology
  • BSMT 3250 Business Statistics

(note: only one of MATH 1110, MATH 1140, and BSMT 3250 allowed)

6

Foreign Language or non-Western Culture

6-8

Supporting Requirement Credits
Oral Communications – Select one course:
  • SPEC 1400 Intro to Public Speaking
  • SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications
  • THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting
  • BSMT 2250 Business Communications
3
Distribution Requirements (at least two disciplines per category) Credits
Humanities (CPST 3050 Technology and Ethics recommended) 12
Sciences 12
Social Sciences 12
Writing Requirement Credits
Designated writing course (Can be a Writing Across the Curriculum course which can also be used to fulfill a major, minor, or distribution requirement) 3-4
Major Requirements Credits
Major Core Courses (See Major Requirements below) 18
Major Concentration Courses (See Major Requirements below) 18
Minor (optional) Credits
Varies according to minor chosen  
General Electives Credits
As needed to total 120 credits  
Total 120

 

Major Requirements

All Applied Computing majors are required to take the following 6 major core courses.

Major Core Courses Credits
CPST 1200 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Information Technology 3
CPST 2200 Programming Fundamentals 3
CPST 2300 Database Fundamentals 3
CPST 3600 IT Hardware and Software Fundamentals 3
CPST 3700 Networking Fundamentals 3
CPST 3900 Fundamentals of Information Security and Assurance 3
Total 18

In addition to the major core courses above, Applied Computing majors must select 6 additional courses from one of the 3 following concentration options:

Option 1: Integrated Application Development Concentration Credits
Select one course:
  • CPST 3220 O-O Programming with Java
  • CPST 3230 Programming in C++
  • CPST 3400 Website Development with XML/XHTML
  • CPST 3410 Website Development with JavaScript
  • CPST 3430 Website Development with ASP
3
CPST 3310 Relational Database Design and Development 3
CPST 3250 Human-Computer Interaction 3
CPST 3550 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CPST 4250 Integrated Application Development 3
One CPST Elective (2000 level or above) 3
Total 18

 

Option 2: Business Systems Analysis Concentration Credits
CPST 3500 Information Systems Project Management 3
CPST 3550 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CPST 4500 Systems Requirements Development and Testing 3
CPST 4550 Applied Systems Analysis 3
Select one course:
  • CPST-3250 Human-Computer Interaction
  • CPST-4320 Business Intelligence
3
One CPST Elective (2000 level or above) 3
Total 18

 

Option 3: Information Technology Concentration Credits
Select six courses:
  • CPST 3500 Information Systems Project Management
  • CPST 3610 Internet Server Administration with Windows Server and IIS
  • CPST 3650 Internet Server Administration with Linux and Apache
  • CPST 3690 Microcomputer Hardware
  • CPST 3710 Internet Technologies
  • CPST 3930 Cyber Threats and Cyber Security
  • CPST 4350 Database Administration
  • CPST 4610 Network Administration
  • CPST 4640 TCP/IP Protocol
  • CPST 4650 Unix Systems Administration
  • CPST 4670 Advanced Network Administration
  • CPST 4700 Wide Area Networks
  • CPST 4710 Managing a Network Infrastructure
  • CPST 4750 IP Routing and Switching
  • CPST 4930 Network Security
  • CPST 4950 Website Security
18
Total 18

 

Option 4: Cybersecurity Concentration Credits
CPST 3930 Cyber Threats and Cybersecurity 3
CPST 3650 Linux Administration and Linux Security 3
CPST 4610 Network Administration 3
CPST 4930 Network Security, Firewalls and VPNs 3
Select two courses:
  • CPST 4810 Windows Security
  • CPST 4850 Penetration Testing
  • CPST 4870 System Forensics, Investigation & Response
  • CPST 4900 Advanced Computer Security
  • CPST 4950 Website Security
6
Total 18