Blog: Scientist in the Making

Computer science bloggerDev comes from the other side of the world with knowledge in many languages from English to programming! Majoring in computer science and hoping to minor in business, he dreams of starting his own business to compete with Microsoft one day.

Read Dev's experiences in his Florida Tech blog!

ProTrack: The options keep getting better!

ProTrackFlorida Tech's ProTrack Co-op program incorporates professional work experience and online course work into its College of Engineering degree programs, allowing participants to graduate in four years with the equivalent of a year of career experience. Plus, this traditional combined degree/co-op programs only take five years!

Learn more about the ProTrack Co-op program now!

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Lily Buth '15 | Biological Sciences
Student | Melbourne, FL

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Testimonials

Karley Herschelman '16
Computer Science
Boca Raton, FL
Current Student
The best part of my degree program is the amount of clubs and organizations that are related to it. Also, the professors are all involved in research which allows for internship opportunities.
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Eric Larochelle '17
Computer Science
Melbourne, FL
Current Student
I chose to study at Florida Tech because it is a world renowned university with small class sizes in a beautiful location. The computer science department is filled with helpful professors, small classes and lots of help available when needed.
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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Computer science focuses on the fundamental theory of computing. It's more than just programming, encompassing the fundamentals of algorithmic thinking and how to design, develop and test software and information systems.

Whether you want to develop new methods of human-computer interaction, design intelligent systems or program high-powered software applications, a computer science degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in computer systems with experience in programming and information management. The Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET accredits the program.

Gain Practical Experience

Computer science students at Florida Tech can choose from a variety of sub-fields for their computer science degree including:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Computer architecture
  • Graphics
  • Databases
  • Operating systems
  • Computational science

Computer science students learn the fundamentals of algorithmic thinking and gain the ability to express solutions to problems using computer-programming languages. First-year courses for a computer science degree give you a foundation in software development and cover computer organization, allowing you to begin doing computer science on day one.

You also take a seminar in computer science disciplines and careers, learn about supercomputers and develop high-performance applications using our Blueshark HPC cluster (a 576 processor core IBM system) and as a senior, complete a team design project where you'll conceptualize, design, construct and present a novel software application.

As a result, you get practical experience, an expanded professional network and perhaps even a pre-graduation job offer.

Build Professional Relationships

Beyond the classroom, students earning a computer science degree build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like Upsilon Pi Epsilon (computer science honor society), the Association for Computing Machinery, student government and over 100 other student organizations.

Get Recruited Upon Graduation

Employers that have recruited Florida Tech students for internships and careers include IBM, Microsoft, EA Games, GE, Mozilla and Texas Instruments.

Earn an advanced degree

After receiving their computer science degree, many of our students go on to graduate school at universities such as Florida Tech, Brown University, Johns Hopkins, UCLA and University of Florida.