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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. For added flexibility, this degree program includes core course offerings available online and on campus. Students can complete the program entirely on campus, or combine both online and in-person learning.

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

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.

Fill out the form below to learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing Systems & Technology degree program.


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.


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Degree Requirements

Core Competencies

ENGL 1010 Writing 4
  Math – Select two courses: 6
  Any Math  
CPST 1070 Math for Information Technology  
BSMT 3250 Business Statistics  
  (note: only one of MATH 1110, MATH 1140, and BSMT 3250 allowed)  
  Foreign Language or non-Western Culture 6-8

Supporting Requirements

  Oral Communications – Select one course: 3
SPEC 1400 Intro to Public Speaking  
SPEC 3110 Small Group Communications  
THEA 2100 Fundamentals of Acting  
BSMT 2250 Business Communications  

Distribution Requirements (at least two disciplines per category)

  Humanities (CPST 3050 Technology and Ethics recommended) 12
  Sciences 12
  Social Sciences 12

Writing Requirement

  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

  Major Core Courses (See Major Requirements below) 18
  Major Concentration Courses (See Major Requirements below) 18

Minor (optional)

  Varies according to minor chosen  

General Electives

  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

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 4 following concentration options:

Option 1: Integrated Application Development Concentration

  Select one course: 3
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  
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

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: 3
CPST-3250 Human-Computer Interaction  
CPST-4320 Business Intelligence  
  One CPST Elective (2000 level or above) 3
  Total 18


Option 3: Information Technology Concentration

  Select six courses: 18
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  
  Total 18


Option 4: Cybersecurity Concentration

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: 6
CPST 4810 Windows Security  
CPST 4850 Penetration Testing  
CPST 4870 System Forensics, Investigation & Response  
CPST 4900 Advanced Computer Security  
CPST 4950 Website Security  
  Total 18