Computer Science (Bachelor of Arts)
The computer science major is great for students interested in designing and developing software with the broadest emphasis on core computer science theory and programming. The computer science minor is well-suited for math and science majors, as well as those students pursuing a career in medicine and life sciences.
What classes will I take?
Among the classes in the 51-hour major are:
- Computer Science I and II
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Database Programming
- Introduction to Web Applications
- Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Lab
- Software Engineering
- Senior Design I and II
Students wanting to pair computer science with another major can complete the 32-hour complementary major.
What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 74 percent of new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs through 2022 will be in computing. Nearly a third of all of those new jobs will be created in the computer science subfield of software development. Here is a sample of jobs stemming from a B.A. in Computer Science:
- E-commerce developer
- network administrator
- software programmer
- technical writer
- website developer