Computer Science is the study of the theoretical foundations of computing and their applications in computer systems. It involves the study and implementation of algorithmic processes that describe and transform information. Computer Science is intended for students with career objectives in a wide range of computing and computer-related professions, e.g., computer programmers, system analysts, software developers, database administrators, cybersecurity analysts, etc. Students interested in computer science has the option of choosing the Cybersecurity concentration.
Computer Science is a broad discipline that encompasses many areas of specialization, with an ever-growing array of opportunities. The B.S. in Computer Science at Fairmont State has been designed to provide students with an understanding of the field that is broad enough for them to find employment in a wide spectrum of private companies or government agencies and make them competitive for graduate school and advanced study. In addition to receiving the necessary skills in computer science, the students also receive a well-balanced mathematics and general studies curriculum.
NOTES: It is highly recommended that students attempt to complete COMP 1120, COMP 1130, and MATH 2501 by the end of their freshman year.