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

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctorate: Computer Science
      • Doctorate - Computer Science: Information Assurance (Executive Format)
      • Doctorate: C.S. - Enterprise Information Systems
      • Doctor of Management - Technology Management (Executive Format)
    Master's
      • Master of Science in Computer Science
      • Master: Computer Science - Database Systems
      • MS - Computer Science - Computer Systems Security
      • M.S. - Information Technology
      • M.S. - Information Technology - Security Management
      • M.S. - Information Technology - Network Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - IT - Web Development
      • Bachelor: Information Technology
      • BS - Information Systems Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Data Management
      • BS - Business Administration - IT
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
      • B.S. - Software Development With No Declared Minor or Concentration
      • B.S. - Software Development: Computer Programming Concentration
      • Bachelor: Technology Management
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
      • Associate of Science - Software Development
    Certificate
      • Networking Systems Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Information Systems
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cyber Security
      • BS in Business Admin. - Business Intelligence
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD in Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Cybersecurity
    Master's
      • MBA - Applied Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
      • MBA - Computer and Information Security
      • MSTIM - Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • MS in Cybersecurity Management
      • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • BSIT - Information Management
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BSIT: Network Admin
      • BS in Information Technology/Multiplatform Software Development
      • BS in Cybersecurity
    Associate's
      • Associate: Information Technology
      • AASIT: Network Admin
      • AAS in Information Technology - Multiplatform Software Development
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Mobile Gaming
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Mobile Development
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology
      • BS - Management Information Systems and Business Analytics
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security Studies
      • Certificate in Intelligence
  • Online Programs Available
    9. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security
      • Master of IT: Project Management
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Technology: Information Assurance and Security
      • Bachelor: IT - Network Admin
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Campus and Online Programs
    10. Virginia College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Management Information Systems
    Associate's
      • Associate: Network Engineering

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctorate: Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • BS - IT - Web Development

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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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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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Northcentral University

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

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Kaplan University

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

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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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Colorado State University Global

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

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Johns Hopkins University

  • Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security Studies
  • Certificate in Intelligence

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