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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Earning your bachelor’s degree in computer science gives you the ability to adapt to new technologies and ideas. As a computer scientist, you will work with experts to develop innovative ways to harness the power of computing to solve problems.

Georgia Southern’s computer science program ensures that you will graduate with the skills to excel in a wide range of fields within computer science.

A Growing Career

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment opportunities in computer science to grow by 15% between now and 2029 — more than three times the national average. In 2020, the average median salary for computer scientists was $126,830 per year.

B.S. in Computer Science Objectives and Outcomes

Program Educational Objectives (3-5 years after graduation)

  • Have a diverse group of graduates take on successful leadership roles in Computer Science related fields
  • Have graduates remain current in their field through the pursuit of life-long learning
  • Have graduates work effectively with others to make positive contributions to their employers and to society

Student Outcomes (Graduates of the program will have an ability to: )

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline
  • Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions

Program Admissions Criteria

A student must have completed both MATH 2130 and CSCI 1301 (Programming Principles I) with a “C” or better and be enrolled in CSCI 1302 in order to be accepted as a major in Computer Science. Otherwise, a student declaring a major in Computer Sciences will be declared a “Pre-Computer Science” major.

Last updated: 5/24/2021