Computing: Computer ScienceOffered by: Computer Science
Do you love working with computers? Turn your passion into a career by choosing to major or minor in Computing at Slippery Rock University. The Computer Science concentration emphasizes modern approaches to software and hardware development. You'll master abstract concepts, learn practical applications of theory, and gain exposure to the dynamic field of computing. This concentration will prepare you for a career as a software engineer or systems analyst. The curriculum will also provide the foundation for graduate study in computer science and applied areas.
Why Choose Computer Science?
Employment for computer programmers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2012 to 2022, and the median of salary for a computer programmer was $72,480 in May 2012 (source: Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Computer Science concentration at SRU will provide a strong pathway into this high-demand profession. You'll learn from our expert faculty in a friendly and caring environment, and you'll have access to state-of-the-art computing equipment through our on-campus classrooms and labs. You'll also have opportunities to gain valuable experience through internships with companies like Bayer Corporation, US Steel, and McKesson Robotics, and work with faculty members on research projects ranging from robotics to Web graphics.
What Will You Learn?
You'll build a solid foundation in computing, including:
- Algorithm design and programming
- System modeling and analysis
- System efficiency and correctness assessment
- Effective user interface design
Careers In Computer Science
Graduates of SRU's Computer Science concentration go on to careers such as:
- Computer programmer
- Software engineer
- Database administrator
- System analyst
- Network architect
- Information security analyst
Clubs & Organizations
- Computer Technology Club
- Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society