Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

4 years    |    120 Credits[Units]
Academic Program Description and Objectives
The BACS degree curriculum will develop students' core competencies for success in IT careers and leadership in that field. The program emphasizes hands-on industry application and knowledge. Furthermore, the curriculum incorporates state-of-the-art tools and programming techniques. Interwoven throughout the computer science courses are industry specific concepts that are taught within a real-world environment. The BACS program may be completed in four academic years. However, due to the modular and compact nature of our program, a student may create his/her own schedule to complete the degree.
Practical and Career Driven

Graduates that earn the BA in Computer Science degree program will be able to apply and synthesize real-world concepts and skills related to information technology. Graduates will be prepared to utilize skills related to information technology, business administration, design infrastructure, systems analysis, project management, implementation, deployment, and organizational support. Every course is designed so that the knowledge and skills that are learned are what are demanded in the market place.

Project-Based, Simulating Real-world Experience

Courses are project-based and simulate real-world experience with relevant software applications including hands-on labs. Students benefit by learning from highly qualified faculty who have practical, in-field experience. Graduates will understand the importance of lifelong learning, transferable skills, and adaptability to emerging technological trends. Graduates will be able to communicate effectively, think critically, and act ethically in a variety of professional contexts.

Certification Driven

This program is aligned with relevant industry skills and certification requirements that are sought by most employers. Graduates will have an edge and will be equipped to seize new opportunities as they enter the information technology career field. Graduates will be able to document procedures and comply with relevant policies, regulation standards, and ethical practices. These courses provide direct preparation for successfully passing the corresponding certificate and credentialing examinations.

BACS Program - 120 Credits[Units] Total

Web Development

Data Science

Cloud Computing

Full BACS Curriculum

The course descriptions for the courses listed below may be found in the Academic Catalog.

    Core Compulsory Computer Science Studies: 30 Units
    CS 101 Computer Science: Intro
    CS 110 Introduction to Cloud Computing
    CS 130 Intro to Programming
    CS 140 Introduction to Networking
    CS 150 Intro to HTML and CSS
    CS 160 Intro to Operating System
    CS 171 SQL & Database Design
    CS 173 Introduction to Cybersecurity
    CS 280 Algorithms and Data Structure
    GS 270 Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry

    Electives within the Three Computer Science Concentrations: 18 Units

    Web Development Concentration(choose 6 of the following courses)
    CS 230 Assembly Language
    CS 235 Java Basic
    CS 240 Python Basic
    CS 250 JavaScript
    CS 270 Git
    CS 320 Web Server
    CS 330 Relational Database Design
    CS 335 Java Advance
    CS 340 Python Advance
    CS 370 C#
    CS 410 UI/UX
    CS 420 C# Advance
    GS 310 Advance Linear Algebra

    Data Science Concentration:(choose 6 of the following courses
    CS 151 Data Analysis and Statistics
    CS 161 Database Systems
    CS 221 Data & Data Analytics
    CS 231 Data Mining & Natural Language Processing
    CS 242 Data Processing with Python
    CS 276 Advances SQL for Data Analysis
    CS 320 Machine learning
    CS 330 Big Data
    CS 345 Artificial Intelligence
    CS 351 GIS and QGIS
    CS 425 Deep Learning
    GS 275 Discrete Math
    GS 330 Probability and Statistics

    Cloud Computing Concentration:(choose 6 of the following courses)
    CS 180 Serverless Concepts
    CS 227 Development and Scripting in the Cloud
    CS 232 Microsoft Azure
    CS 241 Google Cloud Platform
    CS 244 Cloud Infrastructure
    CS 252 Linux System Administration
    CS 262 Advanced Windows Server
    CS 263 Routing and Switching
    CS 289 AWS Essentials
    CS 321 Advanced Cloud Security
    CS 355 Advanced Database Concepts
    CS 364 Security Testing for Cloud Applications
    CS 367 Advanced Networking Concepts
    CS 376 Migrating Data and Applications to the Cloud
    CS 389 AWS Architectures

    Biblical/Theological Studies: 30 Units
    Required Courses: (9 units)
    BS 101 Bible Panorama* (covers some NT Survey)
    BS 102 Biblical Interpretation
    BS 103 Old Testament Survey
    BS 104 New Testament Survey*
    *Students select either Bible Panorama or NT Survey.

    Elective Options: (21 units)
    BS 115 Pentateuch
    BS 204 The Gospels
    BS 212 OT Historical Books
    BS 217 The Book of Acts
    TH 211 God and Revelation
    TH 322 The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit
    CH 325 History of Christianity
    PT 101 Inner Healing and Prayer
    PT 102 Spiritual Formation
    PT 219 Evangelism and Discipleship
    PT 245 Christian Leadership
    MS 313 Theology and Practice of Mission
    General Education: 30 Units

    All BACS students take the following 10 courses:
    GE 104 Introduction to Sociology (Contemporary Issues of Current Society)
    GE 105 Intercultural Communication
    GE 118 Introduction to Psychology
    GE 127 Introduction to Philosophy
    GE 216 Introduction to Ethics
    GE 221 Research & Academic Writing
    GE 234 Economics
    GE 242 Health Studies
    GE 310 Digital Literacy for Research and Ministry
    GE 399 World Religions

    Free Electives: 12 Units Total

    For these 12 units, students may take up to six units of internships, or may take all 12 units as free electives.
    Free Electives: From 6 to 12 Units

    Students may select free electives from their own concentration, from the other concentrations, or from AEU's other undergraduate courses.

    Internship: Up to 6 Units (students may choose to take electives instead of internships)
    INT 301 Practicum Internship #1
    INT 302 Practicum Internship #2


The course curriculum develops students' core competencies for success in ministry and leadership. Possible careers include:
  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • Full-stack web developer
  • Systems architect
  • Information analysts
  • Software engineer
  • Data scientist
  • Computer system analyst
  • Database developer
  • Database administrator
  • Software tester
  • Systems analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Product manager
  • Network architect
  • Engineering manager
  • User interface designer
  • Cloud computing engineer
  • Information security analyst
  • Computer science professor
  • Information security officer
  • Software quality assurance manager
  • Information technology specialist
  • Mobile application designer or developer
Program Learning Outcomes
The ability to create significant software projects
A strong foundation that underlines the discipline including the required aspects of computing software, hardware, mathematics and science.
A deeper understanding of computer science concentrations including web development, data science, and cloud computing.
Students will have a substantial knowledge of the Bible and be well-grounded in Christian theology, ethics, and morality.
An appreciation of the societal consequences of technology, including computers, and of the ethical issues that arise with recent technologies.
The knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment after graduation or to continue their study of computer science in graduate school.