The Bachelor of Science program in applied computing prepares the graduate to apply the analytic and programming skills of the science of computing to a cognate intellectual domain. The degree combines the core of the baccalaureate program in computer information systems or computer and information science with strong academic preparation in another area of study.

The capstone project requires the student to apply the tools and techniques of science of computing to the cognate area through the design and implementation of a project. The cognate area requirement may be fulfilled by an associate degree in the cognate area, completion of an approved minor program or courses in another area approved by a faculty. With appropriate course selection, the applied computing graduate may continue into the program of computer and information science.