- Price: $27,194
- Level: Degree
- Category: IT/ Computing
- Awarded by: James Madison University
The major puts students in the middle of the exploding information revolution where they study technological advances such as object-oriented software, communication networks, multimedia systems, information security and artificial intelligence. Students will learn about computing technologies used by today’s professionals and how to use these technologies to solve real-world problems. Students will learn to analyze problems, design solutions, implement solutions using multiple computing technologies, test and install those solutions, and communicate those solutions to others in written and verbal presentations.
- Computer Science
- Logic and Reasoning
Numerous paid CS internships are available for students from the sophomore to senior year. Most of these are summer employment situations. Students can also gain experience and/or exposure to the computer science field by getting involved in the Student Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Computer Forensics Club, the Cyberdefense Club, the Women in Technology Club, the Robotics Club, or the Competitive Programming Team.
Most graduates choose typical career paths associated with this major, usually beginning as entry-level programmers or customer support personnel, and subsequently moving into positions as requirements developers, software architects, software testers, and often development team managers. However, some graduates choose unrelated careers that utilize skills and experiences developed during their years in college. Keep in mind that some fields will require graduate study or further training.
Entry Requirement: ACT Range (22-27)
Intakes: August, January, June
Course Duration: 4 years