Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies – Applied Computing


Why Applied Computing at ACU?

In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Applied Computing program offers several unique advantages:

    What will I study?

    The Applied Computing program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:


      Career Paths


        Department of Math and Science

        Arizona Christian University
        1 W. Firestorm Way
        Glendale, AZ 85306

        (602) 386-4111

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        Academic Major Courses

        Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 15 credits of Biblical and Theological Studies and 8 credits of science courses. All students must take at least 48 credit hours, which includes a 12 credit hour major core and 36 credit hours in 2 or 3 disciplinary areas. Students are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours in each discipline area. Of the 36 interdisciplinary credit hours, 15 hours must be upper division (300-400 level) and 6 hours must be 400 level. Choose 12 credits under advisement. Discipline must be selected from an approved university major or minor.

        CourseCourse NameCredits
        Interdisciplinary Studies Academic Major (12 credits)
        PHI 201Contemporary Ethics3
        PHI 301Logic3
        IDS 320Writing Within and Between Disciplines3
        IDS 490CORE Capstone3
        Interdisciplinary Studies - Professional Studies for Applied Computing (42 credits)
        ACO 101Introduction to Computer Science3
        ACO 102Object-Oriented Programming3
        MAT 210Introduction to Statistics3
        MAT 226Discrete Mathematics3


        At Arizona Christian, we structure our programs to effectively prepare students to transform culture in their workplace. Our checksheets are annual guides that support students along the path toward graduation.



        Our professors are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach; they challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly. These are some of the professors you will work closely with:

        Linnea Lyding, Ed.D.

        Associate Professor
        Assistant Dean & Head of the Shelly Roden School of Education

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        Amy Nichols, M.A.

        Shelly Roden School of Education

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        Nanci Smith, Ph.D.

        Associate Professor
        Department of Science and Mathematics

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