The B.S in applied computer science provides students with an education that targets the computing profession. Students will learn to use mathematics, science and economics, along with technological knowledge and skill in the application of programming languages and software processes, to design, analyze, implement and test software systems and applications. The program is problem and project based, utilizing the languages, tools and methods of computing best practices.
Graduates find opportunities as members of an engineering team in software applications areas such as the Web, databases, limited devices (cell phones), networks and security. The current demand for software and computer hardware personnel is high, and the starting salaries for these employees are typically well above the average. Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following: career title *growth *median salary Architectural and Engineering ManagersGreenGreen 6.16 117,000 Business Intelligence AnalystsBright OutlookBright Outlook 13.14 77,010 Computer Programmers -2.87 70,940 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12 68,580 Computer Software Engineers, ApplicationsBright Outlook 34.01 87,480 Computer Software Engineers, Systems SoftwareGreenBright Outlook 30.44 93,470 Computer Specialists, All Other 13.14 77,010 Computer Systems Engineers/Architects*Bright Outlook 13.14 77,010 Computer and Information Scientists, ResearchBright Outlook 24.18 101,570 Computer and Information Systems Managers 16.9 113,720 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12 85,830 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers -15.4 46,010 Software Quality Assurance Engineers andBright Outlook 13.14 77,010 * Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).