Computer programmers are highly sought after by diverse employers in fields like defense contracting, finance, technology, and health care, to name only a few. With a comprehensive curriculum of applied and interdisciplinary courses, this part-time degree program will help you build and improve a wide range of work-ready technical and cognitive skills related to computer programming. In this program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how and why computer systems work and how to design solutions that encompass functionality and usability. You will also learn how to manage projects, understand system limitations, and write and test the code that will run software applications and programs.

Syracuse University’s 120-credit Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in computer programming is a fully online program with weekly interactive live sessions that you can complete from anywhere in the world.

Learn how our Bachelor of Professional Studies degrees are differentiated from the University’s BA and BS degrees in important and necessary ways here.

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Why Computer Programming?

Learning outcomes:

  • Design a system, component or process to meet desired outcomes within realistic constraints.
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully function on multi-disciplinary team.
  • Exhibit the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems.
  • Explain and illustrate professional and ethical responsibility.

Learn these in-demand skills:

  • Programming fundamentals
  • Programming in various programming languages
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem synthesis and solving
  • Program design
  • Mathematics
  • Testing and evaluation

Sample courses in the Computer Programming curriculum:

  • SCP 220 – Basic Principals of Computer Programming
  • SCP 285 – Object Orientated Programming
  • SCP 305 – Database Management
  • SCP 310 – Programming Languages: Comparative Study
  • SCP 355 – Introduction to Javascript/jQuery
  • SCP 405 – Programming in C++ – Part I
  • SCP 420 – Web Application and Design
  • SCP 483 – C# (C Sharp) and Windows Programming

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