Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The focus of the Computer Science program is not only to teach students techniques and tools required in the industry, but also how to think logically and to be able to analyze and solve complicated problems. Students are taught the core principles of computer science, software systems, analytical problem-solving, leadership, and ethical decision-making.
Once this foundation is instilled and skills are perfected, the career choices in the field are virtually endless: Software Developers, Architects and Engineers, Web and System Developers, Programmer and Business Analysts, System Administrators, Engineers, and Analysts, Application Support and Computer Systems Analysts, Information Technology Specialist, and many more. Upon graduation, our students are prepared for the competitive workforce.
Salary / Potential Earnings
The average starting salary for computer and information sciences is $72,677*. The median pay for computer science majors is 103,560 per year and 10 years projection growth is 24% which is higher than the average. **
* NACE: First Destinations for The College Class of 2017 survey
** U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The B.S. Program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The mission of the Computer Science program is to produce professionally knowledgeable and well-rounded leaders who are prepared to meet the ethical and social obligations in the field of information technology.
Program Educational Objectives
The Computer Science program will produce leaders who, within three to five years of graduation, will
- [Leadership] engage and provide leadership in analytical problem-solving in the computer science environment;
- [Character] apply and communicate computer science principles and systems knowledge effectively and professionally and engage in lifelong learning experiences; and
- [Service] demonstrate ethical decision-making and a commitment to service to society and to the Computer Science profession.
Graduates of the computer science program will have ability to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions;
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the computer science program;
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts;
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles;
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the computer science program;
- Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
Computer Science Program Data
Academic Year Annual Student Enrollment Graduation Data
2018 40 5
2017 41 4
2016 36 5
2015 28 5
2014 33 1
Computer Science Prerequisite Flowchart
Graduation Requirements Credits
Liberal Arts Core Courses 34
Math & Science Courses 25
Fundamental Computing Topics Courses 33
Advanced Computing Topic Course 24
Minimum Total Required 122
Minimum GPA Required 2.0