Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science (CS)
If you enjoy problem solving, logic, math and the challenge of improving what computers can accomplish, then consider a degree in computer science.
This Degree Offers:
- Broad-based training in programming languages (C++) and a variety of traditional and specialized computer science subjects, following Association for Computing Machinery recommendations
- Flexibility to concentrate on scientific computing or software engineering
- An excellent foundation for graduate school and high earning potential after college
Areas of Concentration:
- Computing Theory - examines the theoretical foundations of computer science, including language design, algorithm analysis and computability. This concentration is recommended for students who will pursue graduate work in Computer Science.
- Game Development - this concentration prepares students to develop software and applications for the gaming industry.
- Software Engineering - prepares students for a more practical implementation of computer science skills, establishing a foundation to develop software and applications for consumers and industry.
- Applications programming
- Software development/engineering
- Computer forensics, artificial intelligence, and related areas
- Game development
Our Computer Science program prepares students to:
- Use Christian principles in evaluating issues and making ethical decisions
- Demonstrate broad, integrated knowledge in core technology areas related to Computer Science
- Exhibit critical thinking, communication, leadership, and career development appropriate for effectiveness and advancement in the field of Computer Science
Our Computer Science graduates will be equipped with:
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
- An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
- An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.
Related Student Activities:
The SITC also offers a minor in Computer Science (18 hrs).