Today's job market has a high demand for college graduates with degrees in computer science, computer information systems and information technology. According to the United States Bureau of Labor, opportunity for computing professionals is accelerating rapidly. Estimates for job growth in the United States range from 25% to 40% across the computing spectrum. With more choices and greater opportunities, it's never been a better time to begin a career in computing.
The Department of Computer Science offers an applied computer science program which can lead to one of the following degrees:
- The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in computer science gives you the best foundation in computer science, mathematics and natural science. This degree enables you to pursue the broadest range of computing careers.
- The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in computer information systems is designed for the student who is interested in a computing career in a business environment. This degree complements your computer knowledge with a general business minor.
- The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in information technology gives you the greatest flexibility in designing your own degree plan to meet your career goals. This degree is great for those students who want to combine computing with a discipline outside of mathematics, natural science, or business.
Regardless of your educational background, this program will provide a great capstone to your college career.
Regardless of your career choice, today's job market requires workers to have strong computing skills. We've designed the following minors to provide you with the skills you need to succeed.
- The Computer Science minor is designed to give you the strongest technical background and will support your needs for a mathematics or science major.
- The Computer Information Systems minor provides options you'll need for a major in accounting, economics, finance, general business, management, marketing or international business.
- The Information Technology minor is the most flexible minor. This minor can be customized to any major at SFA.
The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.
The Computer Science Club brings students together that have an interest in computing. A variety of events are sponsored by the club each year including guest speakers, picnics, field trips, LAN parties, and programming contests.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international computer science honor society, is available for select juniors, seniors and graduate students who maintain specific scholastic standards.
For more information, contact the Department of Computer Science at firstname.lastname@example.org or 936.468.2508.