B.S. in Computer Science
Caldwell University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science prepares you for a technology career with a strong foundation in computer programming with focused electives.
Rapid growth of Computer Science opportunities has been fueled by increasing demand for new technology, expanding reliance on mobile and wireless networks, and rising concerns about cybersecurity. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs in the Computer Science industry are projected to grow much faster than all other occupations in the next decade. BLS estimates for the period 2016 to 2026 that jobs for software developers are expected to increase 24%, with strong median wage rates.
Caldwell students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to pursue a diverse array of careers within the IT industry, including software development engineer, software developer, application developer, system engineer, net developer, system administrator, network engineer, security engineer, and programmer/cyber security analyst. Successful graduates have the ability to specify, design and implement software or software systems to meet customer requirements. This degree also provides a solid foundation for graduate work in the field.
Our students are provided opportunities to participate in Computer Science research and to publish and present their work at local and professional conferences. Current undergraduate research spans various topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Human-Computer Interaction. For details, see the CogAI Research Lab website.
The School of Business and Computer Science provides comprehensive offerings for students seeking either general or specialized degrees in the fields of business and technology. Our increasingly-popular five-year tracks (BS/MBA and BS/MS Accounting) are rigorous programs for motivated students seeking to advance their business skills on an expedited basis.
Faculty emphasis extends beyond academics to fostering students’ business interpersonal skills and practical experiences through internships and international travel study trips. Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) as noted; all other programs are aligned with applicable accreditation standards and will pursue full accreditation when eligible.