The B.S. in applied computing, within the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, prepares students to: Allow for efficient, effective and ethical user interaction with computer systems. Apply skills to lead the development of technology systems. Collect and analyze data. Develop and assure quality and value of information. Engage in creative efforts. The program has a technical component, concerned with the design and use of appropriate systems and technologies, and a social sciences component, concerned with understanding how people seek, obtain, evaluate, use and categorize information. Students receive a solid foundation in mathematics, technology and social sciences. Students can also choose one of three concentrations within the major: Database systems. Digital media and graphic design. Networking and distributed processing.
Students are prepared to integrate technology with human activities, respond to global changes, solve problems and create and manage the technological production of information and creative products. Core information technology industries are among the fastest growing sectors in the U.S. economy. Graduates will find employment opportunities with corporations and businesses, nonprofit and government agencies, digital arts media industries and in the academic world. 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 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12 68,580 Computer Security SpecialistsBright OutlookBright Outlook 23.23 67,710 Computer Software Engineers, ApplicationsBright Outlook 34.01 87,480 Computer Software Engineers, Systems SoftwareGreenGreenBright Outlook 30.44 93,470 Computer Specialists, All Other 13.14 77,010 Computer Systems AnalystsBright Outlook 20.31 77,080 Computer and Information Scientists, ResearchBright Outlook 24.18 101,570 Computer and Information Systems Managers 16.9 113,720 Database AdministratorsBright Outlook 20.26 71,550 Network Systems and Data Communications AnalystsBright Outlook 53.36 73,250 * Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).