Computer Science

What Does it Look Like to Study Computer Science at Concordia?

A Computer Science degree will prepare you for a variety of careers in computer programming and software design. These careers are some of the fastest-growing and best-paying in the U.S. The Computer Science major also prepares students for graduate-level study. With abundant faculty support, even students with minimal experience can build a solid foundation of marketable skills.

Program Overview

As a student here, you'll discover:

  • Faculty who combine impressive academic qualifications with extensive professional experience
  • Small, conveniently scheduled classes and a curriculum flexible enough to meet your individual needs
  • A Computer Science lab and server dedicated to CS students and projects

In the classroom, we offer:

  • Lectures
  • Hands-on programming exercises
  • In-class and out-of-class experiences

 Program Sheet

Curriculum Overview for a Computer Science Degree

Our program is modeled after the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recommendations and designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the field. Our dedicated computer science lab is connected to a high-end Dell/VMware server. The lab is equipped with sixteen Dell workstations. We also have several test computers for students to experiment with.

Computer Science majors are well prepared for numerous entry-level jobs or graduate degree work. The number of possible career opportunities is predicted to increase even as there continues to be a presently unfilled demand for well-qualified employees. Graduates will be prepared to use their knowledge and skills for many types of service and/or teaching others.

Here are some highlighted courses:

Data Structures and Algorithms Analysis: Here you will learn how to make your programs efficient and gain the skill needed to understand why one program is more efficient than another.

Artificial Intelligence (AI): You will learn Artificial Intelligence techniques that can be applied to real world problems. The class also discusses cultural and theological concerns with some approaches to AI.

Human Computer Interaction: The needs of human beings are crucial in designing technologies and software that are easy to use. This course covers the human factors that we must consider when developing new software.

Program Benefits

  • Part of the curriculum includes coursework looking at the ethics of technology, including Artificial Intelligence, equipping student to not only think about how to accomplish great tasks with technology, but also to think about the effects of it from an ethical perspective
  • You will participate in a semester-long internship with a local company, gaining hands-on work experience for college credit
    • Most internships in this industry are paid, and many opportunities exist in Austin
    • Several students have turned their internships into full-time positions upon graduation
  • A Computer Science lab and server dedicated to CS students and projects

Success Stories

“I went to Concordia University Texas to study Computer Science. I am currently a Systems Engineer at VMware. My well-rounded education helps with the technical knowledge I need for my career and my personal development.”
- Brett DeMetrotion, Class of 2015

Career Outcomes

  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Programmer
  • Developer/Programmer Analyst
  • Software Quality Assurance Tester
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst

FAQ

Why should I earn a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science?

These careers are some of the fastest-growing and best-paying in the U.S.

What makes studying Computer Science at Concordia different than studying it at another university?

Our students gain hands-on programming experience in and out of the classroom while enjoying:

  • A computer lab dedicated to Computer Science students.
  • Internship opportunities with some of Austin’s best tech companies.
  • Small, conveniently-scheduled classes.

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