At Western Colorado University, the Computer Science program focuses on software development, information security and data science. You’ll have the opportunity to learn fundamental concepts, languages, tools and techniques in the new, state-of-the-art Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science & Engineering at the heart of Western’s campus. This experience will prepare you with the skills and expertise you’ll need to thrive in a career in software development, systems engineering or information technology. Each track within the Computer Science program is built on a core of programming in current languages such as Python, C++ and Java, while focusing on skills such as database management, GUI design, web development and software engineering.
To put your knowledge to practice, you’ll execute difficult projects in software development, learn state-of-the-art security methods and become proficient with leading industry hardware and software systems. You can get hands-on experience in competitive internships with Fortune 500 companies and work on original research projects developing facial recognition software, machine learning and more.
All standard majors require a minor in a second discipline or a second major.
A minimum of 42 credits is required, including the 30-credit Computer Science Core
You need to complete 120 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://western.edu/program/computer-science/
Computer scientists are in high demand in mobile, big data, electronics, automotive and digital companies worldwide. In fact, most modern companies depend on computer scientists to keep their companies safe from cybercrime and to solve database infrastructure issues.