Free Online General Computer Science Courses from Top Universities

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General computer science courses are offered for free by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's OpenCourseWare platform. Download course materials from the website, and you're good to go.
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Free General Computer Science Courses

Free general computer science courses are offered at MIT. Topics include systems analysis and applied probability and the theory of computation.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

These courses are offered online for free from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From distributed algorithms to the structure and interpretation of computer programs, students have a vast array of course topics from which to choose.

Free Online General Computer Science Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs course from MIT Undergraduate Textbook/lecture notes/video lectures Yes Yes Yes
Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization course from MIT Graduate Textbook/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Machine Learning course from MIT Graduate Texts/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Introduction to Algorithms course from MIT Undergraduate Textbook/video lectures Yes Yes Yes
Ambient Intelligence course from MIT Graduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Theory of Computation course from MIT Graduate Textbook Yes Yes Yes
Distributed Algorithms course from MIT Graduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Information and Entropy course from MIT Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Randomized Algorithms course from MIT Graduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Advanced Natural Language Processing course from MIT Graduate Textbooks/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes

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    1. Baker College Online

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    Master's
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    Associate's
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    2. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
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    Master's
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    3. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Information Systems / Computer Networking
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    4. Herzing University

    Program Options

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      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
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    Certificate
      • Networking Systems Certificate
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    Master's
      • Master of Science - Mobile Gaming
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      • B.S. - Mobile Development
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    6. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
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    Bachelor's
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    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
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      • BS - Information Technology
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      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
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    Program Options

    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
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    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
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  • Online Programs Available
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    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Admin - Information Security Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology
  • Online Programs Available
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    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

Featured Schools

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Baker College Online

  • Information Systems - MSIS (Master's)
  • Information Technology and Security - Bachelor
  • Information Technology - Associate

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Northcentral University

  • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • MBA - Applied Computer Science
  • MSTIM - Computer Science

What is your highest level of education?

Post University

  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems / Computer Networking
  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • B.S. in Business Administration / Computer Information Systems

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
  • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
  • Networking Systems Certificate

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Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Mobile Gaming
  • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
  • B.S. - Mobile Development

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Kaplan University

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BSIT - Information Management
  • Associate: Information Technology

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Colorado State University Global

  • Master - Information Technology Management
  • BS - Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

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Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • B.S. in Information Technology

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