What field has made countless impacts on the way we live in the 21st century? Computer science.
The bedrock on which modern technologies and tools are built, computer science enables people around the world to reliably communicate. It empowers us to easily access information on virtually any topic at the touch of a button or click of a mouse.
With continued advancements in computer science—and the algorithms that drive it—new technologies will continue to impact business, healthcare, education, entertainment, and virtually every other economic sector in the U.S. and abroad.
That means college graduates with strong hardware, software, networking, database, information systems, programming, and web development skills are in demand.
Earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science (CS) at Marian University will open your mind and your heart to endless possibilities. In our program, you can expect to:
Thanks to our location, you’ll have easy access to excellent internship and employment opportunities throughout central Indiana. Our strong regional economy and technology infrastructure attracts industry leaders in advanced manufacturing, logistics, pharmaceuticals, and the life sciences, among others. Indy is also home to hundreds of established high-tech companies and technology start-ups.
Read TechPoint’s 2018 tech year in review about Indy’s strong technology ecosystem.
To earn the 128-credit Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Marian, you’ll collaborate with your faculty advisor to develop a plan of study that fits your academic interests and career goals.
Defined course sequences help you build early foundational knowledge that you’ll expand upon each semester:
As a student in our program, you can expect to achieve substantial learning outcomes before you graduate, including:
You will also complete a senior seminar, senior capstone project, and have opportunities to engage in directed research and independent study before graduation.
Examples of courses available for CS majors include:
Entry-level jobs for those with a bachelor’s degree in computer science are plentiful. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), here are some examples:
|Occupation||Growth through 2026||Median 2017 salary|
|Information security analyst||28 percent||$95,510|
|Software developer||24 percent||$103,560|
|Web developer||15 percent||$67,990|
|Computer and information systems manager||12 percent||$139,220|
|Database administrator||11 percent||$87,020|
|Computer systems analyst||9 percent||$88,270|
|Computer network architect||6 percent||$104,650|
|Network and computer systems administrator||6 percent||$81,100|
|Computer hardware engineer||5 percent||$115,120|
More advanced career paths in computer science may require a master’s or doctoral degree. If you plan to apply for graduate school, the B.S. in computer science at Marian will prepare you to be a competitive candidate for admission to the program of your choice.
For more information about careers in computer science, visit:
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