Degree Outcomes

  • The job market in computer science is strong, and graduates typically are in high demand.
  • Graduates typically work in a technical field, either in a tech-focused company or supporting the technology needs of a non-tech company.
  • Typical positions include systems programmer or analyst, applications programmer, systems support staff member, and technical staff member, with annual salaries in the range of $40,000 to $48,000.
  • Graduates work for a wide variety of companies, such as Amazon, Department of Defense, The Fresh Market, General Electric, IBM, NASA, Novartis, Xtern Software, Syngenta, Duke Power, and Gilbarco Veeder-Root.

The Student Experience

  • Most computer science classes have a strong hands-on component with projects and creative exercises.
  • Students complete a significant senior capstone project.
  • Courses that a variety of programming languages, with introductory courses using Java and further coursework that can include C++, Prolog, PHP, and other languages.
  • A variety of platforms, including both Windows and Unix/Linux machines, are used in coursework.
  • It is the third-largest undergraduate computer science program in the state, yet maintains modest class sizes of typically fewer than 40 students.

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • Recognized as a Tier 1 national university by U.S. News & World Report
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

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