We are surrounded by systems that are essential to our life and well being. Living organisms, ecosystems, corporations, societies, cities and even our bodies are complex adaptive systems. Complex systems are formed when different types of components interact in networks to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. In our bodies, skin cells, blood cells, nerve cells, bone cells and other kinds of cells all interact to form an individual who does not behave like any of the cells they are made from.
Computer science and technology
Advance your skills for a successful career in emerging fields
As a graduate of a computer science or technology program, your skills will be in high demand. Computer science and technology degrees range from software engineering and information technology to business data analytics and geographic information science. These degrees prepare you for jobs in computer programming, data management and cybersecurity, which are needed in many businesses. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 13% from 2020 to 2030.
Our online computer science and technology offerings include programs in engineering, business, mathematics and other related interest areas. Students go beyond the fundamentals to take courses in emerging fields such as big data, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Any undergraduate, graduate or certificate program you choose will prepare you with the skills you need for a successful career in computer science or technology.
- Computer programming.
- Data management.
- Front-end web development.
- Geographic information systems.
- Information security.
- Statistical modeling.
- Business intelligence analyst.
- Computer programmer.
- Database administrator.
- GIS technician.
- Information security analyst.
- Software developer.
Arizona State University is a nationally recognized leader in innovation and online education. The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the W. P. Carey School of Business have received honors including ranking top 15 for best online master’s in engineering programs and #1 for best online bachelor's in business programs by U.S. News & World Report, 2022. Our ASU Online programs also offer unparalleled support services to help you succeed.
Our full-stack web development concentration is part of an undergraduate graphic information technology degree program online. As a graphic information technology student in this concentration, you’ll study the basic theories of graphic design with a focus on software and web development.
Data science is an interdisciplinary area between statistics, mathematics and computer science. The bachelor’s degree in data science online prepares students to be critical analysts and users of data in a variety of areas such as business, research and government.
In today’s technology-driven world, there’s a demand for people who have a grounding in the theories and practices of social data science. This knowledge can drive the effective and ethical use of data in social and organizational contexts. The master's program in social technologies prepares a new kind of scholar and practitioner. You'll learn how to critically examine the flows of data in society and use data analytics to glean insights, solve problems or influence social processes.
This public interest master’s in technology is designed to train tomorrow’s leaders to imagine, design, create and apply technology for the advancement of social good. This program will equip you to assess new and emerging technologies, engage with community stakeholders, identify issues that are of public interest to communities, find a public consensus and deploy technologies that will benefit humanity.
Half of today’s jobs didn’t exist a decade ago. The Bachelor of Science in technological leadership at Arizona State University prepares you for the workforce of tomorrow. This first-of-its-kind, pan-university program focuses on inquiry-based learning to prepare you to become a thought leader and rapidly adapt to changing career landscapes.
Big data describes the massive amount and variety of data being generated to support our knowledge economy. While some data is “at rest,” real-time processing of “data in motion” is vital for many applications. These include fraud detection systems, financial services, mobile/location-aware services, credit card authentication and health care.
The field of graphic information technology is rapidly evolving to include visual design technologists. These individuals are equipped with the skills necessary to bridge the divide traditionally seen between designers and engineers. This allows organizations to more efficiently build state-of-the-art digital experiences that realize the designer’s vision and function well at scale.
User experience is a growing field within graphic information technology and other industries. This online UX design degree concentration offers an interdisciplinary foundation in design, research and communication. You’ll develop applied skills in gathering user information, analyzing data and communicating through visual design. Coursework integrates studies from human systems engineering and technical communication. These fields offer a complete picture of the dynamic field of end-user experience.
The program evaluation certificate may benefit a range of professionals. You can develop professional expertise to assume evaluation responsibilities in your current role. Or you can build your evaluation toolkit for front-line program delivery. The program evaluation certificate also complements degrees in substantive fields. These fields include criminology, economic development, education, health care, social services and more.