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Applied Computer Technology

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Why study Applied Computer Technology?
Applied Computer Technology focuses on the practical aspects of computer science, such as web development, database technologies and systems analysis. ACT experts understand computer applications and how they can help businesses succeed.

Since ACT provides a broad perspective of IT and computer science, students typically combine this path with a minor or major such as Technical Writing, Business or Graphic Design. Whatever your interest, you can tailor a program to match your passion.

Get Hands-On
At Missouri Western, students get hands-on experience with professional software and design tools. From team collaboration to internships, your education will prepare you for an exciting career in the IT industry.

Career Opportunities
The demand for qualified ACT experts is high because many industries need specialists with a broad-based knowledge of computer technologies and experience with software applications. You can choose from a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Web Developer
  • IT Consultant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Software Support
  • Help Desk/Troubleshooting
  • Database Technologies and Analytics
  • Software Testing

Our graduates succeed!

The placement rate for graduates in the CSMP Department is approximately 90%.

Students work on computers in a computer science class

Applied Computer Technology (Bachelor of Science, B.S.)

General Studies
Major Requirements
ACT 102Introduction to Web Page Development3
ACT 202Introduction to Web Graphics3
ACT 211Internet Scripting3
ACT 301Applied Database Systems3
ACT 302Decision Support Systems3
ACT 311Web Development Tools3
ACT 405Business Intelligence3
ACT 476Applications of Computer Information Sciences Capstone3
CSC 184Computing Concepts I3
CSC 200Computer Systems and Architectures3
CSC 201Microcomputer Applications3
CSC 294Networking and Telecommunications3
CSC 305Database Architecture and Concepts3
CSC 400Systems Analysis and Design3
GBA 220Business Communications3
Select one of the following:3
Business Statistics I
Elementary Statistics
Applied Statistics
Select eighteen credit hours of electives 118

The requirements for the elective area may be met by one of the following methods:

  1. Earned minor awarded in conjunction with the ACT major degree.
  2. Earned second major in conjunction with the ACT degree.
  3. A previous bachelor's degree from MWSU or other accredited 4-year college or university.

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  7. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.

Are you ready to declare this major? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics Department.

Mapping your degree plan is important. Consult with your academic advisor to create a plan and monitor it regularly.