As a computer science major at Wilkes, you’ll use your creativity and reasoning to design the hardware, software and data solutions that can change tomorrow’s world.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major, Minor||On Campus||120 (17 for minor)|
Why Study Computer Science at Wilkes?
As a Wilkes computer science student, you’ll enjoy small class sizes, opportunities to conduct research with faculty as well as travel to conferences to present your research.
The computer science program is highly flexible; both a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science are offered. The BA is for you if you’re interested in management and social sciences, and the BS is more focused in the engineering, natural and physical sciences.
Technical and free electives give you the opportunity to take advanced courses in areas such as information retrieval, computer graphics, and artificial intelligence. You also have the flexibility to combine a computer science major with a minor in mathematics, computer information systems or computer engineering.
What Will You Learn as a Computer Science Major?
- The Computer Science curriculum consists of theoretical as well as application-oriented courses and is based on a strong foundation in mathematics, and is designed to help students develop problem-solving skills that can be applied to many disciplines.
- Courses provide a solid base of computer software, hardware and theoretical knowledge and practical experience in software development, computer architecture and theoretical computer science to prepare you for success in the computer industry or graduate school.
- You’ll learn programming in multiple languages, analysis of algorithms, architecture, software engineering, operating systems, and theoretical computer science.
- You’ll gain the ability to develop software to solve real-world problems.