Applied computer science concentration
Combine your interest in math with applied knowledge in computer science for excellent career opportunities in the thriving information technology industry.
Students who pursue this concentration want to develop programs, software applications, and information systems to solve problems, streamline processes, and improve usability.
Pairing a B.S. in mathematics with this concentration will give you the flexibility for employment in fields ranging from healthcare to manufacturing, business, education, and the arts, among others.
Why study applied computer science at Marian?
This concentration will give you a good foundation in computer systems, software, and hardware.
You will explore ways to bridge the gap between business operations and IT through data and network architecture, information systems design and analysis, software development, and more.
In addition, you’ll study problem-solving using computational devices and the science behind enterprises like online gaming and e-commerce. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to lead, manage, and direct technical projects.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- The employment outlook for those working in skilled computer and IT occupations is expected to grow by 12 percent through 2024, which is faster than average.
- The median salary was nearly $83,000 in 2016.
What will you study?
If you pursue a concentration in applied computer science at Marian University, you’ll complete courses such as:
- Numerical methods
- Topics in discrete mathematics
- Object-oriented programming
- Data structures and database concepts
What career paths are available?
Skilled, knowledgeable computer and technology experts can be found working for companies in fields like cloud computing, big data collection, storage, and security, mobile device manufacturers and service companies, and Internet service providers.
Job titles held by students choosing this concentration could include:
- Computer systems analyst
- Web developer
- Database administrator
- Information security analyst
- Software developer
- Game designer
- Network architect