Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
We offer an ABET accredited undergraduate program in computer science (one of only 7 such programs in the state of Georgia) leading to a Bachelor of Science degree . The program provides students with computer science foundations and cutting edge technical skills needed to succeed in today's Information Technology job market. The program also provides an excellent basis for graduate education in CS and other disciplines.
Excellent Job Prospects for Graduates
Our graduates, for whom we have virtually 100% job placement, go on to pursue successful and rewarding careers in computing and information technology. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition:
"Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow by 22 percent, adding 758,800 new jobs from 2010 to 2020. Demand for workers in these occupations will be driven by the continuing need for businesses, government agencies, and other organizations to adopt and utilize the latest technologies. Workers in these occupations will be needed to develop software, increase cybersecurity, and update existing network infrastructure."
Possible career paths for graduates include software developers, system analysts, web developers, computer support specialists, and database administrators.
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Minor in Computer Science
For undergraduate students majoring in other disciplines who wish to gain additional knowledge and skills in computer science, the Department offers a minor in computer science, consisting of at least 15 hours of CS courses.
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General Education Classes
The Department currently offers three general education courses (CS 1000, 1020, and 1030). Depending on the course, students can apply credit hours earned toward certain Core Curriculum requirements. These courses provide an introduction to computing and include topics such as basic computer concepts and skills using the Internet, the Microsoft Office suite, computing in society, and an introduction to programming.
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