Computers have become such an essential part of our lives that most of us no longer think about them. We simply expect that they will be there—streamlining our workplace, accessing our information, and providing our entertainment. That’s where computer science graduates come in: they create and maintain computer and information technologies so the rest of us can live better lives.
The computer science major enables students to position themselves “inside” the already-accomplished computer revolution. Majors are presented with a practical background in programming and data management, as well as the skills that will allow them to devise and implement computer solutions to real-world problems. At the upper levels of coursework, students use electives to guide and focus their own studies, preparing themselves for careers in applications programming, information technology, and systems management.