Department of Computer Science

Jumpstart your career in computer science

The Department of Computer Science prepares students for leadership roles within professional careers in computing. Here are some key national statistics for computer science and information technology careers from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and PayScale.

Starting Salary

Average Starting Salaries in Computer Science (NACE)

Noteworthy Computer Science Jobs and Mid-Career Salaries (PayScale)

Software Development Director $163,000 Security Architect $137,000 Cyber Security Engineer $113,000 Information Security Officer $102,000 Mobile Applications Developer $101,000Computer Scientist $97,300 Programmer Analyst $86,000
Six months out of graduation

Alumni in science and health employed or in graduate school within 6 months after graduation

Get Prepared to Succeed

The Department of Computer Science offers study in both the theory of computer science and its applications—leading to the BS degree in computer science, which is internationally accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), or the practical, hands-on BS degree in information technology (IT). Students in the program have the opportunity to engage in research using specialized campus facilities outfitted with state-of-the-art computing technologies.

What You'll Learn

In our computer science programs, students learn in-demand skills that employers have identified as critical for job candidates, including:

  • Computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions
  • Major programming domains and programming languages
  • Analysis of and solutions to complex computing problems, among others

Key Skills for
Careers in
Computer Science

as indicated by Employers
and Alumni on LinkedIn

Analytical Reasoning

C++, Javascript, SQL

Cloud Computing

Data Analysis

Information Security


Software Development

*LinkedIn Workplace
Learning Report 2021