Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Business Entrepreneurship

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree at GCU fuels the hunger for innovation in the world of technology. This degree program with an emphasis in business entrepreneurship appeals to learners who embrace a desire to use the language of complex computing to develop precise solutions in information systems. Graduates of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program possess a foundational skill set that drives the creative application of software development.

The program focuses on business entrepreneurship to channel your innovative desires to create companies that capture value and demand across the tech sector. You will be provided with the knowledge to build and leverage networks and identify suitable business opportunities with the potential for high-growth success.

This business entrepreneurship degree program offers a deep understanding of business strategy in information systems, which includes:

  • Planning and managing projects
  • Growing business opportunities
  • Identifying market opportunities
  • Commercializing original products and services
  • Creating innovative work environments and more

You will explore the foundations of business leaders and innovators of technology. The BS in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Business Entrepreneurship degree program instills critical thinking, real-world application and practical project experience. You will be taught to embody professional and ethical practices that matter across the landscape of computing through the lens of the Christian worldview.

The curriculum introduces you to the fundamentals of algebra and trigonometry with an applied emphasis and provides the background and introduction for the study of calculus. You will engage in courses with a combined lecture and lab for enhanced learning, such as an Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technology, Digital Logic and Design, and Object-Oriented Programming. Continuing through the program, you will also learn a calculus-based study of basic concepts of physics, algorithms and data structures, principles of modeling and simulation, and computer graphics. Capstone projects will provide you with the opportunity to work in teams to tackle real-world applied research and design projects in your chosen area of interest.

Key competencies for a successful graduate in this program include:

  • Entrepreneurial Management Skills: Build and leverage networks to identify business opportunities.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Manage creativity and innovation to develop and launch groundbreaking ideas that capture value.
  • Innovation: Create innovative work environments at organizations of different scale to meet competitive demands.
  • Social Responsibility: Recognize the importance of societal wealth ventures, social responsibility and community outreach to balance private and social interests.

Career options for a computer science graduate include computer systems analyst, networks specialist, database manager, programmer and software engineer.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

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On-campus program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.