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Associate's in Computer Science

At Indiana Wesleyan University, nestled in the heart of Indiana, we offer an Associate of Science in Computer Science program through our Division of Math, Engineering, and Computer Science at IWU Marion. This program is meticulously crafted for individuals who are passionate about harnessing the power of computing to innovate and solve complex problems. As part of a Christian university, our program not only aims to equip students with technical expertise but also to instill ethical values that guide technology's application for the betterment of society.

Whether you're aiming to jumpstart your career in the tech industry or seeking a solid foundation for further education, our associate in computer science is designed to open doors to a myriad of opportunities. Our commitment to combining rigorous academic standards with a moral and ethical perspective makes us a unique choice for those looking to make a meaningful impact in the world through technology. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this Computer Science Associate Degree Program?

At IWU, you'll dive into a comprehensive curriculum that covers the breadth and depth of the computer science field. From software engineering and programming languages to database programming, computer networking, web development, and computer operating systems, our program is tailored to cover all essential areas that a budding computer scientist needs to master. Beyond the technical skills, you'll engage in supporting coursework in mathematics, further enhancing your analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

Our program is about supplying students with the resources to apply that knowledge in ways that align with Christian values. You'll learn to design and develop computational systems that not only innovate but also serve to enhance services, improve existing products, and create new ones, all while considering the ethical implications of technology in society. With a focus on finding new ways to apply computer technologies to solve problems, our graduates are well-prepared for exciting and rewarding careers in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Pursue your associate in computer science from IWU today!

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Computer Science Program

Coursework for your associate in computer science covers:

  • Foundational programming skills through courses like Introduction to Programming and Object-Oriented Programming, enabling students to develop efficient, scalable software solutions
  • Computer fundamentals, including hardware and software systems, to build a solid base for advanced technological problem-solving
  • Advanced application concepts, learning to design and implement user-focused software applications that meet real-world needs
  • Complex data structures and algorithms, equipping students with the ability to optimize data storage, retrieval, and processing for high-performance computing applications

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Computer Science Teachers
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Operators
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Mathematical Science Teachers
  • Social Science Research Assistants
  • Bioinformatics Scientists
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Database Administrators

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements

A minor in computer science requires the courses listed below plus approved elective courses numbered 200 and above. A student may not take a CSC minor along with another computer major.

CIS-121 Introduction to Programming


CIS-155 Introduction to Computer Fundamentals


CIS-156 Application Concepts


CIS-172 Object Oriented Programming


CIS-221 Data Structures


Approved Computer Science Electives numbered 200 or above (8 credits)

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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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