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Associate of Science in Computer Science (ACS) Online Degree

Prepare for your tech career with a solid foundation in computer programming, databases, software and operating systems. It’s the perfect introduction to craft a career in today’s computer-driven world and provides the groundwork for a future bachelor’s degree.

Apply By:
August 15, 2024
Classes Start:
September 5, 2024
No Live Lectures
20 Courses
Less than a year and a half
Pay as You Go ($140 per course assessment)


 Develop in-demand skills to thrive in today’s tech field with the Associates of Science in Computer Science. You’ll design, implement and evaluate software to tackle real-world problems. This degree is perfect for working professionals who want a strong foundation in computer science or hope to pursue an advanced degree in the future.

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What You’ll Learn in the Online ACS Program

Build a solid computer science skillset: 

Use data to provide innovative solutions to complex problems
Gain a broad understanding of computing technology
Build conceptual models of computer hardware
Participate in collaborative projects while developing team-building skills
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Admission Requirements

Anyone who has a high-school education and is 16 years of age or older can study online at UoPeople.

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Curriculum / Courses

The curriculum for the Associate’s in Computer Science has been specifically created to introduce students to the field of computer science and is the perfect foundation for a Bachelor’s degree. Students will learn key concepts about computing, develop strategies for effective design and analyze technical problems.

  • 39 major course credits
  • 21 general education credits
Note: Regarding the General Education Requirements, each of the sections can be fulfilled by any course that is closely related to the discipline. While the 3 credits required for the Elective section can be fulfilled by summing courses from any discipline.

Associate’s Degree in Computer Science Careers

Where will an Associates of Science in Computer Science take you? Your degree will help prepare for a job as a:

Network Technician
Data Analyst
Computer Programmer
IT Support Specialist

As a UoPeople student, you’re never on your own—our Career Service Center provides resume feedback, networking tips, interview techniques and more. 

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No tuition or enrollment fees

$60 application fee



Associate of Science in Computer Science Costs

UoPeople does not charge for tuition, books, or campus expenses. You’ll never have to pay fees for courses upfront. We charge only a $60 application fee, and a $140 assessment fee at the end of each course. This is a huge savings compared to U.S. public universities who charge on average $6,754 for an Associate's degree. Over the course of your studies at UoPeople, you can expect to pay a total of $2,860—less if you have credits to transfer in! Our mission is to make it possible for everyone to afford a degree, if you can’t afford these fees scholarships and grants may be available.


Concerned about managing your studies while you work or juggle family life? Don’t be! Over half of our students are successfully studying while working, raising families, or both. You can too! UoPeople is proud to be the world’s most flexible option for earning a high-quality, accredited, 100% online degree. Learn more about how our programs are specially designed to work for you:
Asynchronous Learning
Accessible Technology
Transfer Credits

Common Questions Students Are Asking Us

Questions regarding our academic programs offered at UoPeople

Absolutely! UoPeople has students from over 200 countries and territories.

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. 

Absolutely! Classes at UoPeople are small and highly qualified instructors are available to answer students’ questions and offer support. Additionally, each student is connected with a personal Program Advisor at the commencement of their studies, who remains with them until graduation. Program Advisors act as the students’ personal support system throughout their studies. The Program Advisor will answer any questions the student may have, offer academic advice, discuss course selection, and offer encouragement throughout the student’s studies.

Asynchronous learning allows you to learn on your own schedule. You will have access via the UoPeople Online Campus to assignments, lectures, and other learning materials. There are no live lectures or set class times at UoPeople.  

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