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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    Master's
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    Associate's
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    2. Tulane University

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    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
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      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
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    Program Options

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      • BS - Information Technology
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    5. Northcentral University

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    Bachelor's
      • Web Design and Development (BS)
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    Master's
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Cybersecurity Management
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      • Post Graduate Certificate - Cybersecurity Management
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    8. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS: Computer Science
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    Associate's
      • AA: Information Technology
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    Master's
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    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
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      • Networking Systems Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
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    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
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      • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
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    Associate's
      • Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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  • BS in IT - IT Management
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Tulane University

  • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management

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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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Colorado State University Global

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

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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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Independence University

  • Web Design and Development (BS)
  • Software and Mobile Applications Development (BS)
  • Cybersecurity and Networking (BS)

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Brenau University

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Cybersecurity Management
  • Masters in Business Administration - Cybersecurity Management
  • Post Graduate Certificate - Cybersecurity Management

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Saint Leo University

  • BS: Computer Science
  • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
  • AA: Information Technology
  • AA: Cybersecurity

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