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Love working with computers?

Pursue a career in a growing field that you’re passionate about!

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Professor helps his students

Culture of Collaboration

You’ll work with other students and faculty to design, program, and analyze in SRU’s top-notch labs.

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Students working with robotics

Career Opportunities

After graduating, you can pursue positions as a programmer, engineer, analyst, and more!

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Computing: Computer Science

Offered by: Computer Science

Slippery Rock University's Bachelor of Science in Computing with a concentration in Computer Science teaches students how to program, configure servers, create applications, and more! 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 prepares you for any number of careers in the computing field and also provides the foundation needed to pursue further graduate study.

Why Major in Computer Science?

Employment for computer programmers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2012 to 2022, and the median 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. If you love working with computers, turn your passion into a career by choosing this major at SRU.

What Will You Learn?

In Slippery Rock University's Computer Science program, students build a solid foundation in computing, including

  • Algorithm design and programming
  • System modeling and analysis
  • System efficiency and correctness assessment
  • Effective user interface design

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. SRU features an AI/Robotics laboratory, an innovative tech lab, and three smart classrooms with work-stations. Classes in this program include Shell Commands and Scripting, Administration and Security, and Computer Systems.

Careers, Clubs, and Internships

Students in this program often get involved in our Computer Technology club and our computing honor society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon. Students also have opportunities to gain valuable experience through internships with companies such as Bayer Corporation, US Steel, and McKesson Robotics, and work with faculty members on research projects ranging from robotics to web graphics.

Computer Science majors also have opportunities to take part in career workshops and mock interviews, and even shadow professionals in the field. Graduates go on to pursue careers as:

  • Computer programmers
  • Software engineers
  • Database administrators
  • System analysts
  • Network architects
  • Information security analysts

Learn more about our Bachelor’s in Computing – Computer Science degree!

Slippery Rock University's Computer Science program gives students hands-on experience to pursue careers in this growing field. Interested in learning about SRU's computing degree? Request more information today!