An examination of any study of the needs for professionals in the future shows computer scientists at or near the top of the list. Every organization has technology problems to solve and it is difficult now and will become even more difficult in the future to find people with the knowledge and experience of a computer scientist.
As technology continues to develop at a breakneck pace, computer scientists will be instrumental in finding better solutions to some of the world's most important problems such as disease, the world’s environmental emergency, and the current energy dilemma and world hunger.
Since computer science is about problem solving, the skills and habits that are learned are transferable to almost any other field. That is why many computer science majors go on to successful careers in other fields.
Computer Science at STAC
Students focus their studies by choosing an option from exciting and high-demand alternatives. In addition, students can take courses and do research in a number of hot areas of computer science such as security, animation, bioinformatics, and gaming. There are two different interest tracks available: Information Usages and Management and Animation, Visualization and Gaming, which combines graphic design courses.
The faculty takes a personal interest in every student, serving as both advisors and mentors. Also, enrollment in all computer science classes is limited to 20 students.
Every computer science faculty member has an active and funded research program and/or does outside consulting. In addition, all computer science faculty members hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science.
Students who have a major in computer science can obtain jobs in such fields as software developers, software engineers, programmer analyst, information technology project managers, software development engineers, information technology director, business analyst, web developer, software architect, or IT systems engineer. STAC graduates have been offered exciting jobs with excellent salaries, as well as fellowships to graduate schools. For more information about what you can do with this major, visit our Career Services website
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Computer Science Minor
Computer Science & Information Minor
Dr. Robert Vermilyer, Professor of Computer Science