Why Computer Science

The Computer Science (CS) Department offers three degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts in Applied Computer Science and Master of Science in Computer Science. The ABET-accredited undergraduate program in CS is based on a strong technical foundation including programming principles, systems analysis, systems architecture, data communications, and database design and management. The CS degree program requires more upper-level mathematics. The MSCS program is perfect for working professionals who have IT industry experience and are interested in obtaining a graduate degree in computer science.

The department serves both traditional and non-traditional students. Many of our students work full or part-time, often in the computing field. Many are returning to school in order to finish work started many years earlier. To serve this diverse group, the department offers a full program at night as well as during the day.

The department has an active co-op/internship program employing students in organizations including, but not limited to IBM, Promina Kennestone Hospital, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Coca Cola Enterprises, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems, and Centers for Disease Control. Flexible work schedules are available including full-time, part-time, or alternating terms.

The CS department provides education that is practical, technical, analytical, quantitative, conceptual, and current. Fluent in Windows, UNIX, Oracle, C++, Java, Visual Basic, and many other technologies, graduates of the CS program at KSU are in high demand. KSU’s CS graduates are experiencing highly successful careers. Their job descriptions include systems analysis, programming, data communications, end-user support, database administration, consulting, and top management. Current annual salaries range above $100,000 with average salaries in the high 40′s for KSU grads. Employment growth in computer related fields is projected to continue to outpace that of most other occupations.

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