The BS in Computer Science provides essential training in the foundations of computing, data storage and information processing. With this foundation, graduates of the program can easily adapt to and create new information technologies, new computing paradigms, and new ideas for applying computer systems.

The BS in Computer Science can be completed online by transfer students if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum of 45 quarter/30 semester hours of transfer credit
  • Completed one semester of Java or C++
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Be in good standing at the last school they attended

Note - The lab science requirement, English Composition I (WRD 103), and the pre-calculus prerequisite (MAT 130) for the Discrete Mathematics I (MAT 140) and Data Analysis (IT 223) requirements are not available online at DePaul and will need to be completed on campus or transferred in from another institution.

For more information on this option and a sample schedule please see

Students can choose to study within one of three concentrations in the BS in Computer Science program:

  • Software Development
  • Game Systems 
Liberal Studies Requirements 76 hours
Major and Concentration Requirements 96 hours
Open Electives 20 hours
Total hours required 192 hours