Information Technology & Computer Science Why UMUC?

UMUC Knows Information Technology

Gain a competitive edge with real-world computer science skills and an online IT degree you can earn entirely online.

UMUC Sets You Up to Succeed in IT

UMUC's online IT degree and certificate programs 1 will give you the practical skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of IT and computer science careers.

  • Learn from scholar-practitioners: Many of UMUC's IT faculty bring professional experience at the highest levels in government and private industry.
  • Master programming languages and software: Our career-focused programs teach many of the top programming languages, coding languages, and software programs employers request most often in job listings 2SQL, Java, JavaScript, and C++—as well as C#, Python, and more.
  • Prepare for industry certification: At UMUC, you can prepare for all of the top five certifications 3 requested most often by employers in IT job listings:
      • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
      • Project Management Certification (PMP)
      • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
      • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
      • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

    Your coursework can also prepare you for certification as:

      • Oracle Database Administrator
      • ICCP Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP)
      • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
      • Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)
      • And more

Online Education to Fit Your Busy Life

UMUC makes earning your degree accessible, flexible, and convenient.

  • Study anywhere, any time: UMUC's IT and computer science programs are available entirely online, so you can study when it's convenient for you. With multiple start dates each semester and rolling admissions, so you won't have to wait to start your education.
  • Save money with affordable tuition: UMUC's tuition is among the most affordable in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, and we offer ways to help you meet, manage, or lower your education costs.
  • Earn your degree faster: You can earn your information technology or computer science degree faster and accelerate your bachelor's degree by transferring credits, demonstrating experience and taking exams.

1 View gainful employment disclosures for certificates.
2 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. information technology and computer science job postings in 2013 in which a bachelor's or master's degree is required or preferred.
3 Source: Based on a Burning Glass International study of U.S. information technology and computer science job postings in 2013.
4 Source: "The 100 Best Jobs," U.S. News and World Report, December 2012.

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Earn Industry Certification and Credit

In many undergraduate classes, you can choose to sit for an industry certification exam instead of a final exam, earning both credit and credentials at the same time.

Tim Roudebush"I am able to hold a full-time job in my career field while still attending college full-time. With online classes, I can work in the evenings and on the weekends, all at my own pace. It allowed me to obtain my bachelor's degree in half the time of a traditional college."

Tim Roudebush

BS in Computer Science
Systems Administrator, NASA