Computer Science B.S.

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).

Program Highlights:

  • 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

Management Track

This track is targeted at preparing students to use computers as a key component in complex systems that solve problems in a business environment.

Systems Track

This track explores both the solution of problems through the creation of software and the effective use of modern computer 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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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: $60,000.

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.

Explore our other computing majors.