The bachelor of arts in applied computing (BA in AC) provides a quality education for the serious computer user. It complements the department's bachelor of science in computer science by providing a program that combines collaboration with other departments and an applications-oriented emphasis.

The BA in applied computing provides a computer science foundation suitable for interdisciplinary collaborations in other disciplines. The degree is ideal for students interested in combing computing with other disciplines such as digital art and design, media, bioinformatics, computational science, psychology or business. Most of our BA majors double major in another discipline. A graduate with a BA in applied computing would be attractive to any employer who wants both computational and other disciplinary skills.

The CS department at DU has been a highlight of my college career. The professors and staff went the extra mile, especially with helping with extracurricular activities and events. They rock.

Nick Beeson, Class of 2018
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For the graduating class of 2018, computer science majors are projected to be one of the top-paid degrees at the bachelor’s degree level.


The B.A. in applied computing is, in my opinion, a beautiful degree. The idea behind it is you get a firm foundation in computer science, then you take that...and apply it to some other discipline.

Scott Leutenegger, Department Chair, Computer Science

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