About This Degree
Because almost all businesses, industries, and organizations use computers at all levels, the field of computer science is one of the fast growing sectors of employment for college graduates.
Computer scientists understand and use algorithmic sequences and computer language, such as Java, Java script, html, or C++, to create new programs and to solve problems found in almost every sector of society.
What You Will Learn
Students learn the theoretical foundations of information and computation and understand practical techniques for their implementation and application in order to create, describe, and transform information in computer systems. Computer science is different from computer engineering in that it focuses more on the theoretical understanding of computation and programing.
The degree is accredited by the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission, guaranteeing the quality of the program. USU students who graduate with a computer science degree find high starting salaries, high job placement, and the possibility of working for major computer companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, HP, and more.
Career And Outcomes
Careers in computer science can be categorized into the four following areas:
- Business applications
- Game development
- Web programming
- Scientific computing
Finding and creating new uses for computers
- Searching for cancer and other disease treatments
- Automating medical images such as mammograms
- Autonomous vehicles for use in agriculture and more
Solving computer problems
- Research in computer theory
- Creating more effective algorithms
Managing computer systems
- This can be done for a wide variety of industries and companies
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