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Computer Science Major

Study Computer Science at Azusa Pacific University

Prepare for careers in software development, systems programming, data analysis, and computer design. You can also tailor your learning to specific areas of interest and graduate prepared to use computer systems to solve complex problems. You’ll create systems that analyze, transform, and describe information. You’ll learn the complexities of computer systems and use them to solve complex problems, and deepen your understanding in cutting edge topic such as like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, internet of things, and mobile application development. You will opportunities to perform research with our world class faculty.

Computer Science majors also have the option to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master of Science degree in Applied Statistics and Data Science in 5 years.

Program at a Glance

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Upcoming Events

APU One Day

  • March 8, 2024

Application Deadline

Early Action        (Freshmen Only)

  • November 15

Regular Decision

  • March 1 priority application deadline
  • June 1 final deadline
  • August 1 final transfer deadline

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Program Information

  • Program Units: 79-81


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Create and use computer systems to solve complex problems.
  • Learn about the many facets of the computer industry.
  • Build a foundation in calculus, discrete mathematics, computing fundamentals, operating systems, database management, and data structures
  • Learn state-of-the art topic in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and internet of things

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid

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As a computer science major, Matthew Perera ’20 had the opportunity to use the skills he learned in computer science to serve on a mission trip to Namibia.

Program Details

Computer science, like engineering disciplines, is an “applied science” that deals with how things ought to be. This is different from mathematics and other natural sciences that are concerned with how things are. Computer science is concerned with design and synthesis more than analysis and deduction.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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You might think that a private college education is beyond your reach, but there are many financial resources available to help make an Azusa Pacific education a reality. APU students may take advantage of three basic types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as or The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

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Earn a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Applied Statistics and Data Science in 5 Years

Undergraduate students can complete a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Data Science in just five years. Upon successful completion of the two degrees, graduates will be prepared for leadership roles as applied statisticians or data scientists, applying their skills in diverse fields such as business, sports, medicine, pharmaceutical industry. Computer Science majors admitted to the MS in Applied Statistics and Data Science will complete up to 9 units of graduate coursework during their undergraduate studies, finishing the remaining 22 units for the master’s degree over the next year. Three courses, Introduction to Modeling with Probability, Machine Learning, and Statistical Computing and Programming, are taken as an undergraduate student and will count towards both the BS in Computer Science and MS in Applied Statistics and Data Science degrees.

Students interested in completing this five-year pathway should apply to APU as a Computer Science major. During their junior year, students with a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply to the MS in Applied Statistics and Data Science program. The graduate application fee will be waived. For more information about this pathway, contact [email protected].

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

Lu Ruan

Lu Ruan

Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Rodney Ulrich

Rodney Ulrich

Lecturer/Lab Manager, Department of Engineering and Computer Science

James Hsi-Jen Yeh

James Hsi-Jen Yeh

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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Cultivating STEM Leaders Through Research as an R2 Institution

APU recently announced a $2 million investment to purchase state of the art equipment which will enable faculty and students to conduct cutting edge research.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

Related Programs

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Applied Statistics and Data Science, MS

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Available Concentrations:

Biostatistics, Business Analytics

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