Computer ScienceYour major in computer science will provide comprehensive learning in the technical aspects of information processing and design. You’ll take courses in programming, digital multimedia, operating systems, network security, data structures, database management, software engineering, and more. You’ll broaden your understanding through coursework in math and science, and you’ll also develop the learning skills to stay up-to-date, adapting as the field evolves.
As part of the Math Club, you’ll be able to interact with professors and classmates through fun and enriching activities. Math Club social activities including hiking South Mountain, hosting a movie night, and taking a field trip to the Cleveland County Fair. You’ll also be able to participate in service projects such as Octoberfest, Operation Christmas Child, and collecting cards for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The National Science and Mathematics Honors Society Sigma Zeta recognizes outstanding scholarship in natural sciences, computer science, and mathematics. To be eligible for membership, you must have completed 25 semester hours including 15 hours in the natural sciences or mathematics, have a GPA of 3.0 in all science and mathematics courses, and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Sigma Zeta seeks to encourage students and to recognize and honor their scholarly achievement.
Scholarships & Awards
Paul W. Jolley Scholarship for Mathematics is sponsored by Dr. Paul W. Jolley and Mrs. Maxine S. Jolley and provides financial assistance to outstanding junior and senior students with financial need.
Z.W. and Carl E. Jolley Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student who is interested in studying mathematics or computer science.
National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART) is a federal grant that provides up to $4,000 per year for high-achieving juniors and seniors majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering fields determined critical to national security.
With a degree in Computer Science, you'll have plenty of rewarding job opportunities, whether you choose to focus on programming, systems development, network technology or internet technology. You can find employment at a number of organizations, including software companies, banks, retail, government agencies, insurance companies, internet service providers, universities, and more.