Computer Science

This major combines professional preparation with a liberal education. A student completing this major is qualified for employment in business or industry in entry-level positions requiring application programming, working knowledge of computing systems, and use of commercial software packages.

Degrees Available:
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Please see the specific location page for degree offerings at that location.

What I will learn?

Majors in Computer Science will:

  • have a working knowledge of basic computer-science principles and computing practices
  • learn to deal with different operating systems and computer architectures
  • demonstrate proficiency in problem-solving, software design and development, data structures, algorithms, computer organization and computer architecture
  • write, document and test programs, in a variety of programming languages, supporting different programming paradigms
  • be proficient in at least one (in-demand) programming language
  • understand the software development process
  • be prepared to pursue graduate work in computer science and will demonstrate the ability to under-stand, write about, and speak about the social and ethical issues of computing
  • be able to adapt to the constantly changing environments in the computer industry and will be prepared to learn new skills as required in a continually changing discipline

What are some possible entry-level careers with a degree in this field?

A student completing this major is qualified for employment in business or industry in entry level positions requiring application programming, working knowledge of computing systems, and use of commercial software packages.

 
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