Graduates from this computer science program emerge with a solid foundation of general knowledge aimed at increasing reasoning capability and basic knowledge of computing principles, including programming languages, computer architecture, software applications, and web applications. This program prepares you for entry-level career opportunities in the field and also provides an appropriate grounding for future study at the bachelor’s level. About This Program With an Associate of Science in Computer Science, you can develop the foundational knowledge you need to pursue support technician, software programming, and other entry-level computer science roles. Salem International University offers a 20-month, 60-credit Associate of Science in Computer Science designed to teach you what you need to know to take the first step into the computing job market or prepare for a bachelor’s degree. We offer this program on campus in West Virginia or through convenient online learning. Career Opportunities An Associate of Science degree specializing in Computer Science can lead to the following career paths: Entry Level Programmer Analyst Entry Level Systems Analyst Entry Level Requirement Analyst Entry Level Data Analyst Entry Level Operations and Maintenance Entry Level Software Development and Support Course Format Salem offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on ground at our Salem, West Virginia campus. Courses are delivered in a monthly format (4-weeks) and completed on ground, online, or through a blended approach that uses both delivery methods. Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full- time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule. Traditional on ground programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students. Course Numbers/Names Successful completion of 60 credit-hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0, including at least 15 credits in the program as approved by the department. Please see the current Salem Undergraduate Catalog for available courses. Admission Requirements Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online from our website at www.salemu.edu. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. A nonrefundable application fee is required of all applicants. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem International University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.