Computer science is the study of computers and computational systems-from theory to application. The discipline is rooted in mathematics, which has been referred to as the language of computers. Information technology (or IT) uses existing applications and operating systems to develop solutions to an identified technological or business problem.
While computer science majors develop mathematical, analytical, technical, critical thinking, creative, and communication skills, information technology majors develop project management, problem-solving, research, and organization skills. Careers in computer science include programmer or software developer, database administrator, computer systems architects, network administrator, and hardware engineer, while those in information technology include project manager, computer support specialist, security specialist, trainer, business analyst, and web and social media manager.
The School of Computing & Information Sciences offers the following undergraduate degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Computer Science
- Combined Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Master of Science in Engineering Management