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Undergraduate Computer Science Programs

Develop strong problem-solving and decision-making skills through instruction in constantly evolving topics such as programming, digital multimedia, operating systems, network security, data structures, database management, software engineering and more.

The computer science program combines math and science coursework to sharpen your skills in both fields and prepare you for a wide range of career possibilities in which to use your degree.

Curriculum

What You’ll Learn

When you study Computer Science at Gardner-Webb, you will receive a comprehensive overview of the technical aspects of information processing and design, along with skills to help you keep up with the latest computing technologies.

Available Programs

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

In addition to the University’s required general education and prerequisites, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science requires 36 additional credit hours, including 30 hours of specific coursework and six additional credit hours. A mathematics minor is recommended to supplement the major. 

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Second Major in Computer Science

Students will take courses focused on programming, data structures, software engineering, algorithm analytics and more. The second major will conclude with a Capstone Project in Computer Science.

Any student seeking a second major in Computer Science must have earned credit for  opens in a new windowMATH 151 with a minimum grade of “C.”  opens in a new windowMATH 151 can be used to satisfy the Quantitative Dimension requirement in the General Education curriculum.

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Computer Science Minor

A minor in Computer Science requires 19 hours of coursework in programming, calculus and computer science electives.

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Outcomes

What You’ll Do

A Computer Science degree prepares you for a career working with computer-based systems with business and scientific applications, project management and more.

Computer Science graduates often work for:

  • computer vendors
  • software companies
  • banks
  • universities
  • government agencies
  • research laboratories
  • website design companies.

Some students acquire a certification to be a public school teacher or a doctoral degree to work in post-secondary education.

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