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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Information Systems

Develop Your Software and Hardware Skills

You know the demand for computer, information systems and software development experts continues to grow as the world increasingly relies on technology to perform everyday tasks. Norwich University’s online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Information Systems program can provide you with the mathematics, programming, system design, software engineering and networking skills to stand out in the growing field. You can explore computer science and information systems embedded with national security principles, theories and practices, as well as master the underlying mathematics of computer science while building critical thinking, ethics, and leadership skills.

Experience a hands-on learning environment. Expert faculty members will help you navigate low- to high-level programming through the program’s coursework. You will work alongside students worldwide at different computer science and mathematics skill levels with Norwich’s 100% online classroom. 

Now, you can apply fundamental basic knowledge and skills of the computer sciences to real-world challenges and situations. Your Norwich degree gives you the leadership and software skills needed to enter high-level computer science and information systems positions in government, the military, and the private sector. 

You, at Norwich

Our approach to integrated curricula allows you to take courses in a wide range of subjects, as well as the opportunity to explore a specific topic of study in depth.

Transfer up to 90 semester credits and complete your degree in fewer than two years.

Several start dates per year offer you the ability to enroll when it fits your schedule.

Relevant electives, including Strategic Communications or Business and Professional Writing.

Accreditation & Recognition

NECHE Accredited

 Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Program & Details

At a Glance

  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Multiple start dates per year



Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT    
Extended hours available by appointment

Call: 1-866-684-7237    

Transfer Credits

You may receive the equivalent of up to 90 semester credits for training and prior learning that meet specific course requirements in the program.
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International Admissions

Norwich University welcomes students from all countries who want to study through our online programs. You must complete all steps in the admissions process.
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Norwich Alumni Benefits

Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As a part of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.
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Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Prior college courses, completed with a grade of C or better, from regionally or nationally accredited institutions of higher learning, or the equivalent from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WESIERFSpanTran, or CED.
    • ACE-reviewed military or professional training for which college credits are recommended.*
    • Other military or professional training reviewed by Norwich University for which college credit has been assessed, or is stipulated in a MOU.
    • Credit recommended based on scores on standardized tests such as CLEP.
    • High school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) on the TOEFL is required unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements.**
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.**
    • Successful completion of an associate’s degree from an accredited U.S. higher education institution.

*Prospective students who have completed military or professional training that has not been ACE reviewed may petition to Chair of Continuing Studies to have their training reviewed and assessed for transfer credit.

Please Note: All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs).


  • If you are a residential undergraduate student at Norwich University, you may enroll in CGCS courses only with written permission of the Dean of the College of Graduate of Continuing Studies, your undergraduate advisor, and your major undergraduate department chair and/or dean via the petition to enroll at CGCS form on the registrar's webpage.

Admissions Process

To apply, you must submit the following no less than four weeks prior to your desired start date:

  • Application form
  • Resume is required if applying for transfer credit.
  • Official military training transcripts (Joint Services Transcript/CCAF), sent to the address below.
  • Official transcripts of all courses taken at regionally accredited colleges, sent to the address below.
  • If entering with no military or college credit, applicants must show proof of high school completion via diploma or GED.

Transcript Links

Mail transcripts to:
Norwich University
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
P.O. Box 367
Northfield, VT 05663

For electronic delivery, we accept transcripts delivered from Parchment, National Clearing House, and other services if sent to cgcsamt@norwich.edu via password protection.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-866-684-7237
Email: learn@norwich.edu

The program's core curriculum combines a grounding in the mathematical and logical foundations of computer science with in-depth coursework in programming, system design, software engineering, networking, in addition to other aspects of the discipline. The program culminates with a capstone course. For a Norwich bachelor's degree, you must earn at least 120-semester credits, including transfer credits.

To view additional program details such as course offerings, requirements, and curriculum maps for the Computer Science & Information Systems program, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using this link.


2023 Tuition and Fees

Norwich University Online's Bachelor's programs are an investment in your future that we can help you manage from a financial perspective. There are many ways to get financial assistance and many strategies that can help you achieve your goals. Whatever your individual situation, we can guide you through the financial planning process.

Tuition at a Glance

  • Credit Hours: 30-120
  • Credits per Term: 3-12
  • Cost Per Credit Hour: $375; $250 (active military) 

Financial Aid Resources

2023-24 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Bachelor's Program

Rate Per Credit 2023-24Tuition Additional Expenses Total
$375; $250 (Military; Veteran; and Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve spouses) $750 - $4,500 /term

Technology - $300/term
Library - $75/term
Graduation Application Fee - $150
Norwich ACCESS Fee - $22/credit per term

$8,400 - $35,900

Quick Info



Courses completed entirely online



Transfer up to 90 credits



Average time to program completion

Alumni Testimonials

Michele Turner, CGCS alum

What made Norwich stand out was that when I looked through the information, it wasn’t just structured as a checklist of academic requirements, there was really a sense of family.

Michele Turner

'12, Master of Science in Business Continuity

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I feel confident that my Master of Science in Leadership degree from Norwich may catch an eye of a future employer who knows about the values of the University as well as its history.

Jessica Moisan

'19 Master of Science in Leadership

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It has allowed me to have a rather seamless transition from active duty to the civilian sector and rise above my peer group into senior management.

Jesse Havard

'18 Master of Business Administration

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I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to get both my bachelor's and master's degrees at Norwich University. I truly wanted to earn my degree, and the diplomacy program ensured I did.

Michael Rodriguez

'19 Master of Arts in Diplomacy

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I am constantly working on projects in the UAE, Africa, Asia, and the U.S. and was able to put my knowledge to work immediately, particularly in cross-cultural communication and negotiation styles.

Angela Pashayan

'14 Master of Arts in Diplomacy

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Michele Turner, CGCS alum

Michele Turner

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Jessica Moisan

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Michael Rodriguez

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Faculty & Staff

Join professionals from around the globe and learn from experienced faculty as you complete your degree and open up new professional and personal possibilities for yourself.

Careers & Outcomes

Norwich’s online computer science & information systems program can provide the leadership and software skills that are critical to computer science professionals in government, the military, and the private sector. Graduates can enter into high-level computer science and information systems positions with a degree from Norwich.

Examples of Career Paths:

  • Cloud Engineer
  • Computer & Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Scientist
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

Types of Employers:

  • U.S. Military
  • Department of Defense
  • State Law Enforcement
  • State Crime Lab
  • Private Banks
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Technology Companies