Beyond Programming

Finance. Food production. Aerospace. Transportation. Entertainment. Even athletics. The work of computer scientists is essential to virtually every human endeavor. Organizations from Microsoft and Apple to the U. S. Government are seeking programming whizzes, software gurus, and information architects to create even better, faster, smarter technologies.

All Computer Science majors take a core set of classes in the art, science, and theory of computing. You’ll take courses in operating systems, software construction, modern programming language concepts, and computing professionalism to broaden your skills. CS students may also take concentrations in the popular areas of Computer Gaming and Systems and Data Security.

As a Bioinformatics student your courses will be as broad and inter-disciplinary as the field itself. Once you have built a solid foundation in these areas, you are ready to probe the mysteries of genetic coding and learn how to algorithmically analyze and exploit the information contained in a strand of DNA.


Real World Computing

If you think life as a "computer scientist" means all programming-all-the-time, think again. Computer scientists are more likely involved in requirements and specification analysis, and in design and planning of software solutions to complex problems than in "writing code." Bioinformatics plays a central role in understanding genetic encodings and exploiting this knowledge to improve the health and well-being of a global population.

The opportunities for someone with a Computer Science or Bioinformatics background are vast, as are the possible jobs.

Our Accreditation

The Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET,

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