Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Shape tomorrow by crafting the technology today.

Take your place in the growing field of computer programming. Learn the skills vital to maintaining the continual development of the virtual world and the possibilities for human interaction with it.

Take your place as a computer programmer, creating programs from basic code to languages like C++ and Java. Or develop software, designing programs on a broader scale to interact with the human element.

Computer specialists format programs to work on an increasing variety of platforms, including web and cloud-based services, as computer technology continues to expand into every area of daily life.

What You Will Learn

Like all students at FSU, you'll take a broad foundation of general education coursework.

As a Computer Science major, you'll also build a solid background in the basics of computer science, experience working with modern tools and programs, and the ability to adapt to new innovations in the technological world. You'll familiarize yourself with the latest languages, tools and techniques in computer programming.

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Jared Emerick, '22 demonstrates how he used Unity and Minimax to create his own computer game.


Beyond the Classroom

In addition to coursework, you'll have a variety of ways to build your skill set and resume:

  • Take on an internship, if you choose, and test your skills in a real-world setting.
  • Compile your best programs and other projects from your time at Frostburg into a portfolio that will show off your skills and impress future employers.
  • Meet fellow computer science students in Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the computer science honor society, or the student-led Computer Club.

Facilities

Study in the new Gira Center for Communication and Information Technologies, a facility designed around the needs of modern computer science and communication students.

CCIT in spring
computer class full of students
professor teaching class

Career Outlook for Computer Scientists

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer programmers can expect an 18% growth in jobs across computer-based occupations from 2012-2022, a somewhat faster increase than in other fields. This growth stems from increasing demand for new software and applications for continually developing devices and industry, like the vitalizing of healthcare records. While some companies have begun outsourcing their programming needs to firms in lower-wage countries, many others are actively employing computer programmers within the U.S. Programmers can improve their prospects by gaining fluency in a variety of programming languages rather than specializing in one, and by learning to use the latest virtual tools. For more information, visit the US BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Build your career with Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Boeing, NASA, or the CIA, stand-out organizations that have hired graduates of Frostburg State University.

 

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Department of Computer Science and Information Technology