Find your career in a data-driven world

Applied Computing is a rapidly developing field focusing on using technology, data and information to solve complex problems.


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The BAS degree in Applied Computing focuses on the core of information theory in a discipline-independent form and a focus area of Information Management, Software Development, Network Operations, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing or DevOps.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.


Average salary according to

Software Development

Career Areas:

Software development
Integration and test
Quality Assurance
Web design

Network Operations

Career Areas:

Network management
Information technology services
Network security and analysis
Information technology support

Information Management

Career Areas:

Database management
Digital repository
Data analyst
User experience


Career Areas:

Automation engineer

Applied Artificial Intelligence

Career Areas:

Machine Learning
Statistical Analysis
Data Analytics
Artificial Intelligence

Cloud Computing

Career Areas:

Network Design
AWS Cloud Computing
MS Azure Cloud Computing







Sample Job Titles and Median Salaries

Job Title Median Salary Projected Employment Growth (2020 - 2030)
Business Intelligence Analyst


Computer Support Specialist $42K 4%
Computer Systems Engineer $105K 10%
Data Engineer $111K 21%
Data Warehousing Specialist $93K 11%
Database Administrator $87K 2%
Database Architect $108K 12%
Information Security Engineer $96K 23%
IT Project Manager $105K 10%
Mobile Applications Developer $104K 17%
Network / Systems Support Specialist $62K 4%
Network Engineer $102K 3%
Security Management Specialist $64K 15%
Software Engineer $99K 17%
Software QA Engineer $84K 9%
Technology Consultant $95K 6%
Video Game Designer $83K 15%
Web Developer $92K 8%

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