B.S. in Computer Science
Software application developers, web developers, information security analysts and other computer-related occupations are listed among the top 20 occupations in Northeast Ohio, based on family-sustaining wages and low risk of automation (according to a 2020 Team NEO report).
- Since establishing its first Computer Center in 1957, the University has, through its in-demand computing programs, been unlocking students’ potential and opening paths to careers in business, education, industry and government.
- Students learn through experience in our co-op and internship programs that get our students hired.
- We provide our students with an inclusive learning community, and faculty are actively working to close racial inequity in the IT field.
- Participate in design teams and student organizations such as Hakron, which hosts an annual 24-hour hackathon, and our Esports program, home of our three-time national champion team.
COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
Our curriculum teaches students problem solving skills using software and modern computer systems. Students develop core competencies in object-oriented programming, data structures and algorithms, computer systems software design & engineering, and operating systems.
ACCELERATED OPTION: You can earn this degree and a master's in five years and at a significant savings. Learn more about the: Accelerated degree option.
Please note: This excludes co-op.
Computer Science Certificate
The certificate program is open to students of any related major, as well as professionals, who wish to add a concentration of courses in computing to their portfolio of skills.
Students must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area.
Graduates of our computer science program have a range of career opportunities including program developer, IT manager, web developer, and app developer. Recent graduates have a median starting salary: $64,000.
Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as FirstEnergy Corp., Progressive Corp., Intel Corp., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., PNC Bank, Sherwin-Williams Co., Diebold Nixdorf, Hyland, The J.M. Smucker Co., The AllsState Corp., and Cisco Systems Inc.