Online Undergraduate Admission


Our program offers an online bachelor of science in the field of computer science. A concentration in computer science will familiarize students with the various areas of knowledge that make up the field. Students will develop a firm understanding of the fundamental skills and core theories of computer science which power the rapid technological change in the world today. Upon completion, a student with a bachelor of science will be prepared for graduate studies in computer science or studies in other fields that are strongly associated with computer science. Students in the bachelor’s degree program choose to emphasize software engineering or systems security and information assurance.

  • Students will be admitted each fall and spring semester.

    • Review of applications for Spring enrollment begins on September 15th; review of applications for Fall enrollment begins on March 15th. These are not application deadlines: In each case, the Computer Science Department will continue to accept and evaluate applications until the cohort for that term has filled.
  • Inquiries about the online computer science degree program can be sent to csconline@uis.edu

Computer Science Program Requirements (36 credit hours)

  • CSC 305 Entrance Assessment, 0 hrs (taken first semester)
  • CSC 405 Exit Assessment, 0 hrs (taken last semester)
  • CSC 376 Computer Organization, 4hrs
  • CSC 385 Data Structures and Algorithms, 4 hrs
  • CSC 387 Foundations of Computer Science, 4 hrs
  • CSC 388 Programming Languages, 4 hours
  • CSC 389 Introduction to Operating Systems, 4 hrs
  • CSC 478 Software Engineering Capstone, 4 hrs
  • CSC Electives, 12 hrs (3 courses)

Information Systems Security Program Requirements (36 credit hours)

  • CSC 305 Entrance Assessment, 0 hrs (taken first semester)
  • CSC 405 Exit Assessment, 0 hrs (taken last semester)
  • CSC 421 Introduction to Networks, 4hrs
  • CSC 430 Foundations of Network Security and Information Assurance, 4 hrs
  • CSC 368 Systems Programming Languages, 4 hours
  • CSC 465 Windows Network Administration, 4 hrs
  • CSC 438 Systems Security and Information Assurance Capstone, 4 hrs
  • CSC Electives, 12 hrs (3 courses)

ECCE Requirements (10 credit hours)

  • UNI 301 Speaker Series 1 hr
  • U.S. Communities (3-4 hrs)
    • CSC 315 Robo Ethics (4 hrs) (Recommended)
  • Global Awareness (3-4 hrs)
    • CSC 442 Internet in American Life (4 hrs) (Recommended)
  • Engagement Experience (3-4 hrs)
    • EXL 30x Applied Study Term / AST (2 hrs) (Recommended)

Other Requirements

  • Must Complete 120 hrs
  • Must Complete 48 hrs of 300-400 Courses
  • Must Complete 30 hrs of 300-400 Courses at UIS

See the current and past course offerings

Entrance Requirements

Eligibility to the Computer Science Online Bachelor’s Program

  • Students must submit the Statement of Purpose Form
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required
  • 2 semesters of Java Programming Experience
  • 1 semester of each of the following: Calculus, Discrete or Finite Math, and statistics
  • Applicants who do not meet all entrance requirements may take the prerequisites at UIS

    • CSC 225 and CSC 275 will satisfy the 2 semesters of Java
    • MAT 115, CSC 302 and MAT 121 will satisfy the math requirements
  • Inquiries about the entrance requirements can be sent to csconline@uis.edu

Apply for Admission to the Online CSC Bachelor’s Program

Contact csconline@uis.edu for assistance in applying to the program.

STEP 1: Complete and submit the appropriate undergraduate admission application form

  • Review of applications for Spring enrollment begins on September 15th; review of applications for Fall enrollment begins on March 15th. These are not application deadlines: In each case, the Computer Science Department will continue to accept and evaluate applications until the cohort for that term has filled.

STEP 2: Turn in all required paperwork and documentation to the Office of Admissions.

  • Submit all official transcripts from every college or university attended to the Office of Admissions

    • All documents should be submitted to:

      Office of Admissions
      University of Illinois Springfield
      One University Plaza, MS UHB 1080
      Springfield Il, 62703-5407

  • Pay application fee (cash and wire transfers are not accepted)

  • Students must submit the Statement of Purpose Form

  • Inquiries about requirements can be sent to csconline@uis.edu

  • Additional information for applicants

STEP 3: Admission Decision

  • You can check the status of your application here
  • Applications can not be reviewed unless all transcripts, fees, and documentations have been turned in.
  • The Office of Admissions and Records will evaluate the applications to determine whether the application is complete and whether the student has met the requirements for admission to UIS and the Computer Science program.
  • The students file will then be forwarded to the Computer Science Department which will determine admission into the online computer science degree program.
  • The Office of Admissions will notify you of the decision.
  • Admitted students will be required to register within two weeks of notification of admission to confirm their status. A wait list will be used to assure that full enrollment is maintained.

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about the Online Computer Science program or the application process please contact us at csconline@uis.edu