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Bachelor of Science

Online Cloud Computing Degree

3rd Party Certifications Included in this Degree

OVERVIEW

Pick the Online Cloud Computing Degree That's Best for You—AWS, Azure, or
Multi-Cloud


 

Demand for skilled cloud professionals has increased dramatically in recent years! Want to deepen your expertise with cloud computing platforms like Amazon, AWS, and Microsoft Azure? Businesses of all sizes are moving their operations and data to the cloud, and this increased adoption means increased risk and increased opportunity. A Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing will position you to support organizations with their servers, networks, storage, development, and applications—including ongoing maintenance and security. Major cloud tech providers such as Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft (Azure) are expanding their cloud operations, and a degree from WGU can prepare you to become an expert in this space.  

Choose Your Track 

WGU’s unique cloud computing degree features three tracks (AWS, Azure, and multi-cloud) to help you build custom-tailored skills in the area that’s most pertinent to your work and career goals. Gaining an in-depth knowledge of platforms like AWS and Azure can set you apart when you look for jobs or promotions. Our courses help you earn industry-desired certifications that open the door to career opportunities. 

Unsure Which Track is Right for You? 

The three tracks available within this degree program all include instruction coursework in foundational technology, networking, security, cloud computing architecture, development, and operations, but each track includes specific additional certifications. The three tracks are Multi-cloud, Azure, and AWS:  

  • The Multi-cloud track provides a more holistic education and includes 16 certifications in Azure, AWS, CompTIA, (ISC)2, LPI, and Axelos.  
  • The Azure track emphasizes in-depth knowledge and application of Azure cloud technology, solutions, and services and includes 16 certifications in Azure, CompTIA, (ISC)2, LPI, and Axelos.  
  • The AWS track emphasizes in-depth knowledge and application of AWS cloud technology, solutions, and services and includes 16 certifications in AWS, CompTIA, Azure, (ISC)2, LPI, and Axelos.

70% of students finish within 

35 Months

WGU lets you move more quickly through material you already know and advance as soon as you're ready. The result: You may finish faster.

Tuition per six-month term is

$3,790

Tuition charged per term—rather than per credit—helps you control the ultimate cost of your degree. Finish faster, pay less!

Certifications in this program

16

This online cloud computing program includes 16 top industry certifications, helping enhance your résumé before you even graduate.

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COURSES & COMPETENCIES

Cloud Computing Courses

Our Bachelor of Science Cloud Computing degree program was designed, and is regularly updated, with input from key experts on our Information Technology Program Council. In addition to core IT skills, the program focuses on cloud technologies, security, networking, scripting, emerging technologies, and server administration. 

Earning a bachelor’s degree designed by industry experts adds theoretical depth to the practical knowledge you already have. The experts who make up our IT Program Council know exactly what it takes for a graduate to be successful in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of cloud computing.

The B.S. Cloud Computing program is an all-online program. You’ll complete program requirements independently, with instruction and support from WGU faculty. You’ll be expected to complete at least 12 competency units for each 6-month term. Each course is typically three or four units. There’s no limit on the number of units you can complete each term, so the more courses you complete, the quicker you can finish your program.

There are three tracks in the cloud computing program at WGU: AWS, Azure, and Multi-cloud. These three tracks share much of the same coursework, but students take specified classes once they get further into their chosen track.  

IT Fundamentals
Web and Cloud Security
Web Development
Scripting and Programming
Business of IT
Information Technology Management
Networks
Operating Systems
Network and Security
Information Assurance
Data Management
General Education
General Science Content

Multi-Cloud Track Courses

Cloud and Virtualization

Azure Track Courses

Cloud and Virtualization

AWS Track Courses

Cloud and Virtualization

37 Courses

Program consists of 37 courses

At WGU, we design our curriculum to be timely, relevant, and practical—all to ensure your degree is proof you really know your stuff.

Capstone Project

Special requirements for this program

At the end of your program, you will complete a capstone project that represents the culmination of all your hard work—this project consists of a technical work proposal, the proposal’s implementation, and a post-implementation report that describes the graduate’s experience. 

 

“I am glad WGU gave me the opportunity to complete my degree without needing to miss a day of work. All that hard work paid off! Only a year into my degree program at WGU I had earned 7 industry certifications and was promoted to Lead Technology Specialist. And now, I also have a bachelor’s degree!”

—Armando Martinez
B.S. Cloud Computing

Why WGU?

Earning Potential

According to a 2021 Harris Poll, just two years after graduation, WGU grads report earning $18,200 more per year, and that amount increases to $25,900 four years after graduation.

On Your Schedule

No class times, no assignment deadlines. You are in charge of your learning and schedule. You can move through your courses as quickly as you master the material, meaning you can graduate faster.
 

Entirely Online

The cloud computing bachelor's degree at WGU is 100% online, which means it works wherever you are. You can do your coursework at night after working at your full-time job, on weekends, while you're traveling the world or on vacation—it's entirely up to you.

Accredited, Respected,
Recognized

One important measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where it was earned. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, you reap the benefits of that respect. WGU is a pioneer in reinventing higher education for the 21st century, and our quality has been recognized. 

Additionally, as an AWS Academy member institution, WGU has access to a computing curriculum developed and maintained by AWS. This ensures your cloud computing curriculum is industry relevant and will prepare you for real-world experiences.

 

IT CERTIFICATIONS

3rd Party Cloud Computing Certifications Included


 

The industry certifications you’ll be positioned to earn in this degree program vary depending on the track you choose, but they include several specialized certifications in CompTIA, AWS, Microsoft Azure, LPI, and Axelos. The cost of these certifications is included in your tuition price, helping you save money as you enhance your skills. Earning certifications on the path to your degree gives you the knowledge, skills, and credentials that will immediately boost your résumé—even before you complete your degree program.

WGU Cloud Computing Certificates 

In addition to industry certifications, you will have the flexibility to earn WGU certificates aligned with the specific track you choose. These certificates include: 

  • AWS Cloud Security. This embedded certificate includes courses drawn primarily from the AWS track. It focuses on skills for current and emerging roles in cloud architecture, development, and security specific to AWS. It is currently not a standalone credential. 
  • AWS DevOps. This embedded certificate includes courses drawn primarily from the AWS track. It focuses on skills for current and emerging roles in cloud architecture, development, and security specific to AWS. It is currently not a standalone credential. 
  • Azure Cloud Security. This embedded certificate includes courses drawn primarily from the Azure track. It focuses on skills for current and emerging roles in cloud architecture, development, and security specific to Azure. It is currently not a standalone credential. 
  • Azure DevOps. This embedded certificate includes courses drawn primarily from the Azure track. It focuses on skills for current and emerging roles in cloud development, engineering, and DevOps. 

All 3 tracks include the following:

  • A+ 
  • Cloud+ 
  • Network+ 
  • Project+
  • Security+

Additional, stackable CompTIA Certifications:

  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (CIOS)
  • CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (CCAP)
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (CSIS)
  • CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (CSCP)
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification

*Subject to vendor availability.
^ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited, used under permission of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.

  • (ISC)Certified Cloud Security Professional
  • LPI Linux Essentials

The AWS track also includes:

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Certified Developer
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator-Associate 
  • Microsoft Azure Administrator

The Azure track also includes:

  • Azure Fundamentals
  • Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
  • Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions
  • Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure Administrator

The Multi-cloud track also includes:

  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Azure Administrator
  • Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect

COST & TIME

An Affordable Online Cloud Computing Degree

By charging per six-month term rather than per credit—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees. The faster you complete your program, the less you pay for your degree.

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A College Degree Within Reach

There is help available to make paying for school possible for you:

The average student loan debt of WGU graduates in 2019 (among those who borrowed) was less than half* the national average.

Most WGU students qualify for financial aid, and WGU is approved for federal financial aid and U.S. veterans benefits. 

Many scholarship opportunities are available. Find out what you might be eligible for.
 

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Designed for Professionals with Tech Talent, Competency-Based Education Puts You in the Driver’s Seat of Your Cloud Computing Degree

You’ve worked in tech for years. Your experience, skill, and hard work have gotten you this far, but the next step requires something you don't have: your degree. We believe your experience should count for something. You deserve a bachelor’s degree program that will take into account all the know-how you’ve gained over the years, allowing you to move through courses as quickly as you can prove you've mastered the material. No waiting for other students or the end of the semester. No sitting through classes you could teach. Just a smart, direct path to the degree your career needs and the respect you deserve.

"Having the freedom to work through course material at my own pace rather than waiting week-to-week for new assignments allowed me to complete a bachelor's degree in less than 18 months. The course material often uses real-world examples that explain how to apply the knowledge learned. Several of the courses use industry certification exams as the final assessment, which is a nice bonus to compliment any degree.”


—Jerry Ingram
B.S. Cloud Computing

CAREER OUTLOOK

Find Success With a Highly Respected Cloud Computing Degree and In-Demand Certs

The B.S. in Cloud Computing degree program at WGU will prepare you with the cutting-edge network server administration skills that employers demand as well as recognized industry cloud and system certifications like Amazon Web Services Certified SysOps Administrator Associate, AWS DevOps, AWS Security. You will be an effective, highly marketable cloud administrator. 

Cloud computing is now the backbone of digital transformation, and businesses of all sizes and in all industries are focused on it. Companies in sectors like healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and more all rely on cloud services to store, share, and manage their valuable digital assets. This dramatic move to the cloud in recent years has led to a sharp increase in demand for skilled professionals trained to take on these challenges. This cloud degree is built to prepare you for real-world experiences, ensuring you'll become a part of the future of cloud computing and digital transformation in your company. 

Return on Your Investment

4%

Employment of network and computer systems administrators, one of the many career options for cloud computing graduates, is projected to grow 4% by the year 2029.

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learn About All the Job Opportunities in Cloud Computing

Some of the job titles a graduate of this cloud computing bachelor’s degree program are qualified for include:

  • Cloud Architect 
  • Cloud Developer 
  • AWS Cloud Architect 
  • AWS Cloud Engineer 
  • Azure Cloud Architect  
  • Azure Cloud Engineer 
  • Database Administrator 
  • Cloud DevOps Engineer 
  • Cloud Automation Engineer 
  • Cloud Administrator 
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager 
  • IT Security Analyst 
  • Web Developer 
  • Computer Systems Analyst 
  • Computer Network Architect 
  • App Developer 

WGU Grads Hold Positions With Top Employers

ADMISSIONS

Cloud Computing Admissions Requirements

To be considered for enrollment into this bachelor's degree program, students must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent AND demonstrate program readiness through one of the following: 

  • Option 1: Submit transcripts documenting completion of previous IT coursework. IT coursework must be 300-level or higher.
  • Option 2:  Possess a bachelor’s or associate degree (A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. acceptable) from an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Option 3: Demonstrate at least two years of IT work experience through resume review.
  • Option 4: Submit official records of completion of current and active IT certifications, some of which may provide transfer credit into various programs.

NOTE: You do not need to take the ACT or SAT to be admitted to this program. Learn why we don't require these tests.

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FAQs About Cloud Computing

You should speak with an Enrollment Counselor. WGU can often provide advice or resources to help a prospective student fulfill enrollment prerequisites.

When you enroll in a WGU degree program, our goal is to see you through to graduation. Admission requirements are designed to increase your likelihood of success. Years of data and experience with the nontraditional students WGU serves have shown us how various types of academic and professional experience can be highly important in helping a student persist to graduation. Industry certifications are one of many ways a student can meet eligibility.

WGU has an obligation to our graduates—and their current and future employers—to ensure WGU alumni have mastered the most up-to-date, current competencies and skills needed in the workplace. Recency of certifications helps us ensure that students have demonstrated competency in skills as they are needed in today's working world.

As a full-time student, you will be required to maintain a minimum pace of 12 competency units (CUs) per term for undergraduate programs or 8 CUs per term for graduate programs. However, there is no maximum speed—once you complete a course, you move immediately to the next, and you complete a course not by waiting for the syllabus, the professor, or the rest of the class. You progress by learning the material and proving it—so you can move through your coursework at the speed of your own learning and experience.

Instructors are highly educated, experienced experts in the subject matter of a course. Unlike in a traditional university where going to class means listening to an instructor lecture while you take notes and try to learn in a group setting, WGU's Instructors provide one-on-one instruction and support when you need it—tailoring the instruction to your precise needs when you need it. Instructors also provide additional resources, lead topical discussions in online communities, and find countless other ways to bring a specific course to life for students.

A degree in cloud computing can be a great way to enhance your skills and résumé. In this degree program you will learn about cloud applications, deployment and operations, cloud architecture, data virtualization, and much more. This can help you boost your earning potential, be prepared for a new role, and more. 

There are a wide variety of degree programs available in IT and computing, including:

  • Cloud computing
  • Information technology
  • Computer science
  • Software development
  • And more

Cloud computing can be challenging, but it is also a thrilling discipline in the IT field. If you enjoy math, science, puzzles, and coding, then a degree in cloud computing can give you all the skills and credentials you need to thrive in this lucrative career.

  • Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing (Multi-cloud) 
  • Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing (AWS) 
  • Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing (Azure) 

A specialized cloud computing track in Azure or AWS provides you with in-depth knowledge relating to the cloud computing platform that is most relevant to your goals. Earning a degree with specific certifications in AWS or Azure allows you to show your specific expertise and will prove beneficial when it comes time to interview for new roles or promotions within your current organization. 

The track you choose depends on your interests, career goals, and the needs of your current organization if you currently work in cloud computing. Determine your career goals or read the landscape in your current work situation to decide on the best track for you. We also have Enrollment Counselors who can assess your situation and provide guidance. 

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