Computer science schools have long struggled to find enough students to fill their classrooms.
But one startup is trying to change that.
The New York University-based StartupSchool is a startup that lets students choose a degree from an array of computer science and math programs.
The startup, which opened in March, says that it has over 300 graduates who have earned degrees from more than 150 computer science schools.
StartupSchool has been offering its courses to students in more than 20 countries.
According to StartupSchool’s website, it has trained over 1,500 students, mostly students from low-income countries, for computer science degrees in the United States.
“We have students from all over the world,” CEO and founder Paul Chappell told Business Insider in a phone interview.
“I think it is a fantastic program, but it also takes a long time to get through.
So I think it’s going to be a lot harder to get a degree in computer science than other subjects.”
Students can apply to the StartupSchool program at any school that accepts the BSc program.
The StartupSchool BSc course begins with the foundation of computer vision, artificial intelligence, and robotics, and goes on to teach a variety of computer programming concepts, including the fundamentals of operating systems and the operating system and its components.
The BSc degree also includes some coursework that prepares students for careers in technology.
Students can work at startups, large organizations, or government agencies, including those at the Department of Defense and the US Department of Homeland Security.
Chappel said the startup has had success in training students to work in areas like health care, technology, and finance.
“Our goal is to make sure that they are comfortable with their own technical skills, and with how to apply those technical skills to the real world,” he said.
The company has also started offering courses for companies in the health care field, he added.
“It’s not just about having them in health care,” he explained.
“The more we learn about technology, the more they can apply their own talents and knowledge in the world of health care.”
Chappll said he hopes to open up a program similar to the Udacity program, which allows students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in any subject, including computer science.
Udacity offers classes that range from a two-semester undergraduate program to a two and a half-year program that allows students the chance to take an online class.
The Udacity online education program is also designed to help students develop the skills they need to start their own business.
Udemy, for example, offers a computer science class for $6,500, a computer programming class for roughly $4,000, and an economics course for $3,200.
Chattanooga-based Udemy has over 30,000 students enrolled in its online courses, Chappells said.
Udaby is also working on a similar program for the military, he said, but only the military has the money to pay for it.
The courses are free for students in the military who are enrolled in Udemy’s Udemy-branded programs.
Students must take a two to three semester course to earn their degrees, and students can earn up to $1,000 a semester in tuition.
Chapps said he thinks Udemy will expand to other subjects soon.
“There is so much demand,” he added, “and the more you get involved in that, the better the chances are for getting a job.”