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Computer Science, Associate Degree

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The Computer Science program at the University of the People is built on a technical base and enables students to explore the field from a range of perspectives.
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Students in the Computer Science program at the University of the People will gain a fundamental understanding of:

  • Mathematical and scientific principles underlying computing and information technology.
  • How to apply strategies for effective design and computing systems.
  • Methods and Tools to analyze technical problems.
  • Develop critical thinking skills in computer ethics.

The online computer science associate program introduces students to the IT industry, grounds them in the techniques of computing, and equips them for continued study towards a Bachelor of Science Degree.


As technology continues to evolve and impact the job market, students with a degree in Computer Science are increasingly desired by employers for many different positions. If you have a passion for technology and computers, pursuing your Associate Degree in Computer Science will give you a new set of tools and qualify you for an exciting career as a computer programmer, database administrator, software engineer, information technology specialist, network system administrator and more.

Your two-year course of study will teach you the fundamentals of programming, database design, and network fundamentals – readying you for a wide range of entry-level employment opportunities with businesses large and small. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, individuals with an Associate Degree earn an average of 20% more per week than those with only a high school diploma.


University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • College Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Programming 
  • Computer Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

To meet admission requirements, applicants must:

  • Be 16 years old or older
  • Be able to demonstrate high school completion
  • Have English proficiency

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2060 USD/full
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  • National

    2060 USD/full
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