The Nexus in Computing degree program enables students to rapidly gain a broad understanding of the ever changing field of Computing. Students will deepen their knowledge and sharpen their skills in a technical and career-focused area of specialization, and complete their career preparation with an internship experience with an industry partner. Upon graduation, students will find employment in high-demand careers in areas such as cybersecurity, information technology, system and network administration, application development, and data analytics.

The Nexus degree is a unique new academic credential created by the University System of Georgia to help more Georgians access careers in high demand areas.

Program Location

Carrollton Campus, Online

Method of Delivery

This program is designed to be flexible to meet individual student needs and can be completed fully online, face-to-face, or a hybrid combination of the two.

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required: 60

Coursework

The Nexus degree consists of 60 semester-credit hours (half of the 120 credit-hours required for a bachelors degree) and includes 42 hours of general education core, 12 hours of upper-division coursework in Computing targeted toward a high-demand career area, and 6 hours of an internship experience with an industry partner.

As a newly established degree program for Fall 2022, the UWG Undergraduate Catalog does not yet include information about the Nexus in Computing. We have prepared a Computing Advising Packet (PDF, 2.5 MB) that includes information about program requirements, course descriptions, and other important advising information for the program.

Lewis Baumstark, Ph.D.

Lewis Baumstark, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science & Program Coordinator

Technology Learning Center 2215
Jonathan Corley, Ph.D.

Jonathan Corley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Technology Learning Center 2219
Michael Orsega, Ph.D.

Michael Orsega, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science & Graduate Program Coordinator

Technology Learning Center 2209
Anja Remshagen, Ph.D.

Anja Remshagen, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science

Technology Learning Center 2208
Ana Stanescu, Ph.D.

Ana Stanescu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Technology Learning Center 2217
Li Yang, Ph.D.

Li Yang, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science

Technology Learning Center 2210
Duane Yoder, Ph.D.

Duane Yoder, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Computing and Mathematics & Associate Professor of Computer Science

Technology Learning Center 2206

Guidelines for Admittance

Visit Undergraduate Admissions for details on applying to UWG, dates and deadlines, cost of attendance, etc.                

  • Visit Undergraduate Admissions for details on applying to UWG, dates and deadlines, cost of attendance, etc.
  • The Scoop, published by the Office of the Registrar, is a collection of calendars and other important information related to registration, courses, fees, and schedules.
                

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the selected computing concentration to identify solutions to a computing problem under guidance.
  2. Demonstrate professional skills in implementing solutions to a computing problem in the selected computing concentration under guidance.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to function effectively as a member of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the selected computing concentration.