Computer Science Degree
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Florida 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!
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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
- 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.