Computer Science BS

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Program Overview

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The Seattle Colleges is now accepting applications for Bachelors of Science in Computer Science at North Seattle College

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Why the Bachelors of Science in Computer Science at North?

This degree will cover a wide range of critical knowledge and skill-building areas including the design and usability for software and computing systems, effective team collaboration, information technology leadership and preparation for advanced learning in computing, science, engineering and other professional fields.

Program Highlights:  

  • Evening/Hybrid program meeting in person once a week per class with some classes potentially being offered online/virtual 
  • Cohort Program starting every fall quarter 
  • Small Class sizes 
  • Employment and internship support 
  • Two track options: Information Science and Computer Science 
  • Dedicated faculty and program support staff 
  • Program specific tutor 
  • Program computers available for check out and other additional resources  

Unique aspects include:

  1. Gaining real experience through hands-on learning during course practicum(s) and internships
  2. Addressing critical need in the industry by training and educating students on desired skill sets that match industry demand
  3.  Affordability: The average cost of this degree over two years will be much less than comparable degrees offered at four-year institutions.

Target Occupations:

Computer Science degree graduates will be able to obtain positions related, but not limited to:

  • Software Developer
  • Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
  • Web Developers and Digital interface Designers
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

The demand for these positions well exceed the amount of graduates filling open roles. There will be an estimated 9,918 job openings for the above listed occupations each year for the next ten years in King County, and approximately 95% of these job openings will require a bachelor’s degree or higher. The median annual earnings for each of the occupations listed is over $100,000.

*All data from EMSI, Inc. Analyst labor market data system.

Program Pathway:

The following diagram shows the two pathway options that will be accepted into the Bachelors of Science in Computer Science (CS) degree

bs in cpu science pathway map

Program Contact:

Michelle Melero

Director, Computer Science and Technology Bachelor Degree Programs
Workforce Instruction Division


Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.