Artificial Intelligence

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The BAS in Software Development, Artificial Intelligence Concentration provides graduates with a broad base of theoretical, technical and specialized knowledge in artificial intelligence.

Develop skills and understanding to apply statistical algorithms to AI applications, natural language processing, perform usability testing and evaluate results of human-AI interactions.

Career Opportunities

Common career paths for students with a degree in Artificial Intelligence include:

  • AI Software Developer
  • AI Software Engineer
  • Machine Learning Developer
  • Data Visualization Specialist
  • AI/ML Specialist
  • And More…

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The pandemic and Great Resignation has a lot of folks reconsidering their careers, and high-tech continues to be a fast-growing field. Our AI-focused bachelor’s provides those transitioning to a different career, a low-cost, high value degree opportunity so they can be eligible for high-paying careers in AI.” – Dena Laney Program Chair

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Learn In-Demand Artificial Intelligence Skills

The AI program curriculum focuses on artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, Python programming and libraries, statistics, and building learning models that can predict, analyze and make decisions based on data.

Bellevue College has partnered with Intel to supplement our Artificial Intelligence AAS-T and Artificial Intelligence BAS degree programs. 

Academic Pathways & Admission Requirements

AAS-T Artificial Intelligence Degree

Best for: students without any outside credits to transfer in

The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree in Artificial Intelligence seamlessly prepares students for admission into the BAS Artificial Intelligence program.

Upon completion of the AAS-T, students will have all of the prerequisites to be eligible to start on the bachelor’s degree, and can apply all 90 credits to the 180 credit program.

It typically takes an additional two years for students to complete the remaining bachelor’s coursework at a full-time status.

Other BC Programs and Transfer Degrees

Best for: students with outside credits to transfer in

Students may be admitted into the BAS Artificial Intelligence program without an associate degree after completion of the 65 equivalent credits that represent the combination of specific program prerequisite courses and other college-level credits.

General Education Prerequisites: ENGL& 101, ENGL 201 or ENGL& 235 or ENGL 271, Natural Science LAB, MATH& 138 or higher and 20 Credits of Electives

Technical Prerequisites: BUSIT 103, DEV 108, DEV 128, IT 231, and AI 240

Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs. Application Development (App Dev)

Many students interested in software development have questions about application development and artificial intelligence. Check out their similarities and differences and choose the path that’s best for you.

Artificial Intelligence

  • More of a “specialized” software development degree
  • Focus areas: Data modeling, ML, cognitive computing, and NLP
  • Highest level of math: College-level algebra and applied statistics
  • Students use: Python, Python libraries, SQL

Application Development

  • More of a “generalist” software development degree
  • Focus areas: Full stack web development/Mobile Apps
  • Highest level of math: College-level algebra
  • Students use: HTML, JavaScript, React, CSS, C++, C#, SQL

Program Prerequisites

AI and Application Development share the same general education program prerequisite requirements including ENGL& 101, ENGL 201 or ENGL& 235 or ENGL 271, Natural Science LAB, MATH& 138 or higher, and 20 Elective Credits, but require different technical prerequisites for each concentration.

Technical Prerequisites AI

  • BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals
  • DEV 108 Introduction to Python Programming
  • DEV 128 Object Oriented Programming with Python
  • IT 231 Introduction to Cloud Architecture and Services
  • AI 240 Programming for Machine Learning

Technical Prerequisites App Dev

  • DEV 109 Introduction to Web Development
  • DEV 110 Introduction to Programming
  • DEV 120 Object Oriented Programming Concepts (C#)
  • DEV 123 Server-Side Web Development
  • DEV 209 Client-Side Web Programming

Last Updated February 27, 2024