Computing (For Adult Students)

DePaul's Bachelor of Arts in Computing (BAC) is a joint degree offered by the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) and the School for New Learning (SNL). The Computing program is designed for working adults and offers a personalized curriculum that is competence-based, allowing you to earn credit from previous college courses, work and life experience for most requirements.

The program focuses on the relationship between hardware, software and information systems and the organizational dynamics that occur in actual computing contexts.

SNL courses are offered online and at DePaul's Loop, Naperville and O'Hare campuses. CDM courses are offered days and evenings at DePaul's Loop campus, with many sections also available through an online format. Some BAC degree options are available entirely online. The Computing program offers an online degree option where you can take all of your courses entirely online.


Sample Courses:

  • Animation
  • Application Development
  • Cinematography
  • Programming
  • Software Testing
  • Visual Design

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Customized Track
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Interactive and Social Media
  • Network Technology
  • Security

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Digital media
  • Consulting
  • Network technology administration
  • Project management
  • Software design
  • Systems development
  • Systems programming
  • Web page design


90 percent of 2016 Computing graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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