What is Computer Science?
Providing a full range of courses in both theory and application, the Computer Science major includes programming languages, software design and engineering, and systems programming, as well as all necessary math courses. Students also have the valuable advantage of gaining extensive experience with sophisticated computing facilities. The Computer Science major breaks down into two different tracks: Standard Computer Science and Applied Computer Science.
What can I do with a Computer Science degree?
Students, who obtain a degree in Computer Science, often specialize and work as system analysts, database administrators, or work as computer scientists forcusing on research and theoretical issues. Whatever field an individual chooses, all computer science careers have the opportunity to solve problems, create new technologies, conduct research, and create innovative ways to apply computer technologies.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Computer Science Department of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is to produce graduates with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and professional attitudes to become competent computer professionals who can maintain their capabilities in the rapidly evolving field of computing.
What kind of courses will I take?
The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the Computer Science courses available on our campus. To view the full list of Computer Science course descriptions, click here.
Computer Science Links
These links have been provided for those who want more information on both the Pitt-Johnstown Computer Science Program, and the world of Computer Science as a whole.
Pitt-Johnstown Computer Science Department Homepage
Degree Requirements: Standard Track (.pdf)
Degree Requirements: Applied Track (.pdf)
Association for Computing Machinery
IEEE Computer Society
Jobs in Computer Science
Meet our Computer Science Faculty
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