Computer Science (Systems Track)
Computer Science Fundamentals
Computer science deals with the storage, transformation and transfer of information. It is often considered to be
a branch of engineering because of its applicability.
- Comprehensive curriculum covers programming, languages, operating systems and mathematics
- You can earn a B.S. in Computer Science with one of two tracks:
— The Management Track is focused on designing and developing systems for business information management.
— The System Track allows customization of the necessary courses.
- Every course requires students to write computer programs and use a variety of computer languages, hardware and operating systems to prepare for work in industrial, commercial, government or university settings.
- are innovative and interactive
- engage in research activities with local industry
Experience computer science firsthand through our research facilities:
- Two computer laboratories with 20 dual-booting workstations
- A cluster computer for classroom use and research
- Access to the Ohio Supercomputer Center
Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program in the computer science field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.
Computer Science Student Organization
Interact with other computer science students and professionals in the field through the Akron Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery.
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Degrees and Preparation
A degree in computer science offers many opportunities for professionals with technical knowledge and computer skills who can write and communicate effectively.
Possible positions with a bachelor's degree:
- systems analysts
- computer scientists
- data administrators
- systems integrators
- artificial intelligence specialists
- technical writers and information designers
- sales, service and management
Computer scientists and database administrators are projected to be one of the fastest-growing occupations over the next decade.
A&S Careers Program
Creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:
- lending library with up-to-date, career-related publications
- computer workroom for resume writing and employment research
- volunteer, paid and for-credit internship placement on and off campus
- department-specific mentoring arrangements