Computer Science, B.S.

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Overview

About the Degree: 

As technology continues to advance rapidly, job offers in computing professions remain very high. From the classroom to the lab, your studies and research will prepare you for a career in software development, computer system support, the entertainment industry, government agencies or the IT department that exists in every medium to large company. We offer a Bachelor of Science in computer science. The Bachelor of Science is a technically oriented degree for students interested in software development for basic computer science, scientific and engineering applications.

Accreditation: 

The B.S. in computer science program is approved by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Academics

What you will learn: 

Computer science deals with the logical and mathematical foundations of computing and how to implement problem solutions as programs in a computer language. The computer science curriculum covers the design principles of key computing technologies such as hardware, operating systems, database systems, networks, graphics, and artificial intelligence. Mathematical reasoning is emphasized throughout the program.

Beyond the Classroom

Featured Research Labs/Ressearch Areas: 
Focuses on Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms, Machine Learning and the intersection/ cross-fertilization of the two fields.
Focuses on the discovery of structural and functional architectures of the cerebral cortex via brain imaging and computational modeling.
Research in the lab is conducted in multiple areas including artificial intelligence, semantic Web and services-oriented computing.
General Research Information: 

This is the general research areas description.

Careers

Salary: 
High Salary: 
$137,800
Low Salary: 
$37,200
Median Salary: 
$73,100
Employers: 
  • Northridge Systems Inc.
  • NCR Corporation
  • The Home Depot
  • CTS Computer Technology Solutions
  • IS3D
  • CHG International
  • Equifax
  • Accenture 
  • Amazon
  • Athens Microcomputer
  • AT&T
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Chick-fil-a
  • Cisco
  • CSG International
  • CTS
  • Consumer Affairs Commission 
  • Deloitte
  • Digital Insight
  • Disney Animation 
  • EMC
  • Engineering Firms 
  • Fleetcor
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • Google
  • Hewitt Associates
  • Home Depot
  • IBM
  • Insurance Companies 
  • Intel 
  • Investment Firms 
  • Lockheed Credit Union
  • Manhattan Associates
  • Microsoft 
  • National Science Foundation
  • Oracle 
  • Power Plan 
  • Research and Development Firms 
  • Siemens
  • Teradata
  • TopQuadrant
  • Treasury Department 
  • United Parcel Service
  • US Air Force
  • US Defense Department 
  • Verizon 
  • Wipro
  • Worldspan 
  • Yahoo!
Possible Job Titles: 
  • Analyst
  • Application Developer/ Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Consultant
  • Database Administrator
  • Developer
  • Support Engineer
  • eCommerce Developer
  • Implementation Consultant
  • Java/ J2EE Developer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Mathematician
  • Network Engineer
  • PeopleSoft Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Project Manager
  • Security Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Special Effects (FX) Specialist
  • SQL Database Administrator
  • Web Developer/Designer
  • Wireless Developer