Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology
College of Science and Technology
Overview of the program
The computer science program is designed to provide the foundation necessary for computer science graduates to succeed in the computing profession as well as in graduate school. To obtain a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, the student must complete 43 or more semester hours of computer science course work as specified in the curriculum, 16 or more semester hours of mathematics course work, as specified in the curriculum, and 30 or more semester hours of broad, general education course work. Students must complete a departmentally specified comprehensive Computer Science Exam in their final semester.
Required semester hours for the Information Systems concentration: 120-121
Required semester hours for theComputer Science concentration: 121-12
- Computer Science
- Information Systems, Scientific Concentration
- Information Technology
Strengths of the program
The Computer Science Program is accredited by ABET, Inc.Computing Accreditation Commission, allowing the Department to offer a four-year degree in Computer Science. The Department also offers courses in computing applications designed to meet the needs of students in other disciplines. In addition, the department offers an upper-division honors curriculum that permits students to earn an honors diploma in the major at graduation.
Preparing for a job in the program
The computer science program prepares students to excel as software developers in the workforce or to successfully complete graduate programs in computing. The Department also offers minors in computer science, for majors in other fields who want a basic introduction to software development. A minor inapplied computing is also offeredfor those students who want to learn to use application software, to administer systems and networks, and to develop basic Web pages.
Careers in the program
- Financial services
- Health care
- Government institutions
- Computer Service Companies
- Accounting & Auditing Service Companies
- Computer Manufacturers
- Data Processing Installers
- Consulting Firms
- Hardware/Software Manufacturers
- Computer Training Organizations
- Colleges & Universities
- Louisiana Department of Revenue
- Specific Organizations: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Companies, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, APPRO Systems, Neil Corp., General Health Systems, BearingPoint, Fast Enterprises
Starting Salaries after completing the program (estimates only)
$30,000 to $55,000
Campus organizations and activities affiliated with the program
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) - Computer Science Honor Society
Related fields that might interest you
- Database administrator
- Software systems analyst
- Computer systemsand network administrator
- Computer consultant
How do I know this is the degree for me?
Common Strengths and interests of students in the program
Computers are now used in virtually every aspect of modern life. A degree in Computer Science may be right for you if:
- You are interested in software development.
- You are interested in the study of computing activities, including theoretical and practical perspectives of computer systems.
- You enjoy analyzing, designing, and implementing software and hardware issues applied to your modern life.
of Computer Science and Industrial Technology
College of Science and Technology
Hammond, LA 70402
On Campus:Anzalone Hall, Room 110-1