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About Computer Science

The California State University San Marcos undergraduate study in Computer Science emphasizes both theoretical foundations and practical applications.

Students will learn algorithms, data structures, software design, the concepts of programming languages, computer organization, and computer architecture. The program stresses analysis and design experiences with substantial laboratory work, including software development.

The Computer Science major prepares students for careers in applications programming, systems analysis, and software engineering, as well as for entrance into graduate and professional schools.

The Option in Computer Information Systems prepares students for positions of responsibility in the commercial environment by combining the appropriate computer courses with substantial coursework in the foundations of business. The Computer Information Systems option emphasizes data processing and programming to solve business-related problems. 


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