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Programs

Computer Science
College of the Sciences
Computer Science
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Megan McConnell
509-963-1455
megan.mcconnell@cwu.edu

Introduction

Computer science prepares students for life in an information technology society. You’ll learn technological literacy and problem solving skills and gain an understanding of the ethical and social impacts of computing in the modern world.

Develop your degree with a specific focus, such as software engineering, intelligent systems, computational science, graphics, visualization and computer vision, human-computer interaction, big data analytics, or cybersecurity.

Opportunities

A computer science degree from CWU opens the door to some of the hottest careers in the country. Our grads land internships and jobs with leading companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Facebook, and Amazon.

Why this program?

• Computer science students work one-on-one with our distinguished faculty on research, present at national and international conferences, and publish papers in scientific journals.

• Our facilities have cutting-edge computers and mobile devices for teaching development techniques for Windows, OS X, iOS, or Android. For senior projects, students work with clients to design, build, and document software applications.

• In fall 2018 the program will move into a new state-of-the-art computer and information technology center. Construction began on the Samuelson Union Building spring 2016. When finished, it will also house online learning and the departments of Mathematics and Information Technology and Administrative Management.

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Why computer science at CWU?

The Computer Science Program at CWU is flexible and robust and prepares you for life in an information technology society.

Students learn technological literacy problem solving skills and gain an understanding of the ethical and social impacts of computing in the modern world.

A computer science degree from CWU opens doors to some of the hottest careers in the country.

Computer science graduates land internships and high-paying jobs with leading companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Facebook, and Amazon.

Nearly half a million new computer and IT jobs are expected to be added from 2014 to 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Computer science majors as a group have the highest median salaries of any major grouping, according to Payscale.com.

Connect with CWU Computer Science

Choose CWU Computer Science for the experience of a lifetime. What are you waiting for?

Career Opportunities

Computer science graduates earn jobs as:

Software Developer

Database Administrator

Systems Developer/Engineer

Computer Systems Analyst

Web Developer

IT Application Development & Support

Computer Network Architect

Information Security Analyst

Points of Pride

Computer science students work one-on-one with our distinguished faculty on research, present at national and international conferences, and publish papers in scientific journals.

CWU facilities have cutting-edge computers and mobile devices for teaching development techniques for Windows, OS X, iOS, or Android. Students work with clients to design, build, and document software applications.

In fall 2018 the program will move into a new state-of-the-art computer and information technology center. Construction began on the Samuelson Union Building spring 2016. When finished, it will also house online learning and the departments of Mathematics and Information Technology and Administrative Management.

Interested in becoming a Wildcat?
Take the next step.

Admissions@cwu.edu