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Why Computer Science?
The Computer Science and Systems (CSS) program at the School of Engineering & Technology features an innovative and broad approach to computer science and the design of applications software. The CSS curriculum draws heavily on computer science, but with a greater emphasis on software design relevant to the needs of local and regional industry.
Students acquire essential knowledge in object-oriented programming, algorithms and principles of abstraction, data structures, discrete structures, architecture, operating systems, software design and complex ethical and societal issues. The curriculum offers the flexibility to choose concentration courses that provide opportunities to specialize.
The school offers both an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science & Systems. With increasing demand for highly trained computer scientists, these programs offer a solid foundation in computer science principles along with the software design and development required to effectively apply them.
CSS admits new students for autumn and winter quarters. Explore the links on this page for information on applying to the major, courses and planning tools, scholarships, and additional resources for students.
Questions? Connect with SET prospective student advising! We invite high school and transfer students to join us for upcoming informational webinars in February. Visit the SET prospective student advising page for details and to RSVP.