Computer Science, BS

Today’s computing technology touches every aspect of our lives. Our computer science program prepares you for success in a wide range of industries, including tech, finance, healthcare, and gaming. Students gain a strong foundation in mathematics, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory. In addition, students get practical application experience through a senior capstone design project. Graduates of this degree are ready to design and develop the software and computer systems of the future.

Course Maps

A course map is a quick guide to help students figure out which courses to take each quarter. Course maps were written by BC faculty, who have used their expertise to recommend specific courses students can take to achieve their academic or career goals. Students should meet with an advisor to learn more.

Courses & Requirements

The course catalog is a great place to find detailed information on this program.

Sample Courses

  • Database Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Machine Learning
  • Software Patterns

Program Catalog Page

Points of Pride

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Empowered by Innovation

A comprehensive computer science education prepares you for success in vaious industries, including tech, finance, healthcare, and gaming.

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Maximizing Potential

In 2022 Amazon announced a $1.5M gift to this program, providing assistance to students, particularly those from underrepresented populations.

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Personalized Support

With small class sizes, hands-on activities, and an emphasis on introductory learning, this program focuses on your success.

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    Dr. Sara Farag

    • Program Chair

    Dr. Farag has a doctoral degree in computer science and computer graphics from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. After joining Swinburne University’s online team as an education technologist and web developer, she became a course coordinator and lecturer for web design courses there.

  • Portrait of Fatma Serce.

    Fatma Cemile Serçe

    • Faculty

    Dr. Serçe received her doctorate and master’s degrees in Information Systems, from Middle East Technical University, and a second MS in Computer Education and Instructional Technology. She received a certificate on Cloud Data Management and Analytics and was Vice Dean of Engineering at Atilim University in Turkey.

  • Portrait of Alfred Nehme.

    Alfred Nehme

    • Faculty

    Alfred Nehme received his B.S. degree from The Ohio State University and M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prior to joining Bellevue College he worked for 20 years in the software engineering industry.

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Computer Science Student Advisory Board

The CS Student Advisory Board is a group of students within the Bachelors in Computer Science Program dedicated to promoting and building the Computer Science Community at Bellevue College.

The club's mission is to facilitate student engagement and community building; acting as a liaison between the students and faculty to promote positive growth within the BC CS community.