The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computer Science (BS ACS) has been created for those students who want the knowledge and expertise of computer science to work in one of the many disciplines that require advanced computing techniques. These fields do not merely use computing but create new and interesting problems for the computer scientist.

The BS ACS program currently has four concentrations - Bioinformatics, Computer Game Design, Geography, and Software Engineering.

Degree Requirements

For the BS ACS degree, students must complete 120 credits, including the Mason Core requirements. The official degree requirements for each concentration are published in the Mason catalog.

Honors Program

Students with strong computational foundations and drive  can take advantage of the CS Honors Program to delve deeper into the field of computing.

Accelerated BS/MS Programs

Students can combine their BS degree with one of four MS degrees offered by the department - the MS in Computer Science, the MS in Information Systems, the MS in Information Security and Assurance, the MS in Software Engineering, as well as the inter-disciplinary MS in Data Analytics Engineering offered by the College of Engineering and Computing.