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B.S. in Computer Science

Pursue a Successful Career With a Computer Science Degree

Ready to take your computer skills to the next level? Regent’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is a highly marketable degree that you can utilize in a variety of in-demand career fields. Learn to solve sophisticated computational problems, improve processing efficiencies, and explore ethical and social challenges connected to careers in tech and computer science—all from a Christian worldview.

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March 11, 2024
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DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS THROUGH A BACHELOR’S IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Gain expert technology and programming knowledge as you acquire key industry certifications.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Explore Scholarships

Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships. Explore all scholarships.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia 11 years in a row (2013-2023). Experience the Regent difference through our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, online or at our beautiful campus in Virginia Beach.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, online or on campus, you can:

  • Analyze, design, and develop computing systems and networking infrastructures
  • Understand programming languages, database management, operating systems, and computational processes
  • Apply logic and mathematics to verify correct, complete, and secure solutions

Career Opportunities:

  • Software Development & Engineering
  • Video Game Programming & Digital Arts
  • Systems Analysis & Engineering
  • Computer Information Security
  • Networks Administration
  • Database & Data Mining Analyst
  • Web Development
$110Thousand
Estimated median annual wage for software developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020
Terms and concepts in Computer Science. Topics include a review of algorithms, elementary data structures, program design, and programming utilizing a block structured programming language.
Fundamental concepts and techniques in computational design and relevant mathematics, including logic circuit design, modern processor architecture, and assembly language. Preparation for professional certification exam. Prerequisite: CSCI 201.
Design and implementation of modern Operating Systems, including Operating System components and structures, process and thread models, mutual exclusion and synchronization, scheduling algorithms, memory management, I/O controls, file systems, and security. Prerequisite: CSCI 201.
Issues relating to Computer Information Systems and the ethical and moral responsibilities of those who work with computers, professionals or end users. Provides foundation to make appropriate decisions when facing difficult situations.
Programming with the C++ language; object-oriented programming; classes, objects, inheritance, morphism; pointers, memory management; software development. Prerequisite: CSCI 201.
Studies the design of structures for representing and deploying information. Considers abstract structures and implementation techniques in specific programming languages. Prerequisite: CSCI 314.
Study of tools and techniques of database analysis and design. Attention to data modeling, designing relational databases, and normalization using modern database applications. Preparation for professional certification exam, such as Oracle Database SQL Expert certification or similar. Prerequisite: CSCI 314.
Trends in large scale computing platforms ranging from desktop multicore processors to virtualized cloud computing environments. Topics include parallel architectures and network topologies, granularity, applications, and debugging. Prerequisites: CSCI 210 and CSCI 314.
Mechanisms for mobile computing systems. Fundamental concepts of mobile and smart computing as well as service and security management of these systems. Preparation for professional certification exam. Prerequisite: CSCI 314.
Fundamentals of Software Engineering, including understanding system requirements, effective methods of design, coding, team software development, and the application of engineering tools. Engineering methodology considers specifications, design, development, testing, production and maintenance. Prerequisite: CSCI 315.
Introduces programming fundamentals. Use of algorithms and computer logic to translate data into information through structured design, coding, testing, and program debugging, writing programs in high-level, object-oriented language.
Business and government are facing a rapidly expanding need for information assurance professionals. Information protection program design, internetworking and application security, the development of information security safeguards and information security auditing, disaster recovery, policy development, identity management, and effective threat assessment. Prerequisites: ISYS 204.
Students gain in-depth knowledge of networking and telecommunications fundamentals including LANs, MANs, WANs, intranets, the Internet, and the WWW. Attention to data communication and telecommunication concepts, models, standards, and protocols in the context of installation, configuration, systems integration, and management of infrastructure technologies. Prerequisites: ISYS 204 and Sophomore standing.
A first course in calculus and analytic geometry. Limits and continuity. Differentiation and applications of derivatives. Integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: Grade of B- or better in MATH 164 or equivalent, or permission of department chair.
A second course in calculus and analytic geometry. Techniques and applications of integration. Introduction to differential equations. Parametric equations and polar coordinates. Infinite series and power series. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MATH 211.
A third course in calculus and analytic geometry. Vectors, lines and planes. Three-dimensional space and calculus of several variables, including partial differentiation and multiple integrals. Introduction to vector analysis. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MATH 212.
Systems of linear equations, linear transformations, and matrices, determinants, eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Euclidean spaces, vector spaces, and inner product spaces. Prerequisite: MATH 213.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial high school or college transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent's school code is 030913.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,49312 - 18$18,986
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$630N/A$1,890+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,04012 - 18$9,040
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Under 12$7,236
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Over 18$10,854
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$603N/A$1,809+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800 (Fall & Spring)
$650 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

Computer Science Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in computer science.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in Computer Science activities.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
  7. Recognize and apply relevant perspectives from a Biblical worldview to computing situations.

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