Computer Science (BS)

What is A Computer Science (BS) Degree?

Computer Science is the study of computers—mostly the design and application of software.  The field has to keep up with what’s happening and needed in the world—cool stuff like artificial intelligence, the security of important and private information, computers that can understand human speech, computer programs that can make robots more like real people, and ways to make different games.

To get a BS degree in Computer Science you’ll take courses in theory and in applications and get lots of hands-on experiences; you may even serve one or more internships.  Courses will be in things like computer science, programming, software systems, and discrete and data structures for computer science. You’ll also be able to choose from and specialize in areas like artificial intelligence, programming languages, or security, among others.  At some schools, you may be able to tack on an additional year to get a Master’s degree, too.

The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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