Program Descriptions

Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Applied Management: Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Management with an emphasis in Computer Science extends your technical skills by providing advanced courses offered by NIU’s applications-oriented computer science program.

Designed for professionals with AAS degrees in computer information systems-related fields, this degree prepares you for career advancement in today’s challenging computer industry with coursework honing your technical and leadership skills.

Learn more about the academic requirements for the BSAM in Computer Science.  Courses focus on the following skills: 

  • Management and leadership theory
  • Principles of accountancy and finance
  • Operations management
  • Effective business communication
  • UNIX systems
  • Data structures and algorithm analysis
  • Databases
  • Web development
  • Computer security
  • Specialized programming courses

Open to individuals with an AAS from any community college! NIU will need to approve your area of emphasis.

Contact Colleen Barker, BSAM program advisor, at 815-753-0114 to review your AAS degree and professional goals. You'll identify remaining general education courses you can take at your local community college before (or while) you take your NIU courses.