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College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Program Description

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Computer Science offers to the undergraduate students a rich mix of modern computer science courses, empowering students with the beauty and utility of computational thoughts. Applications of Computer Science knowledge include almost all fields from business to education, from humanities to social sciences, or from natural sciences to engineering. 

Undergraduate study in Computer Science at CSUSM emphasizes both theoretical foundations and practices. Students will not only learn algorithms, data structures, software design, the principles of programming languages, computer architecture, and artificial intelligence, but also gain analysis and design experiences via substantial laboratory work. This major prepares students for careers in application development and system analysis, as well as for entrance into graduate and professional schools.

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at CSUSM are to produce graduates who, within three or five years after graduation, are able to:

1. Be engaged in professional practice as innovative problem solvers with a strong work ethic;
2. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member and/or leader in an ever-changing professional environment; and
3. Continue their life-long learning such as progressing through an advanced degree or certification in programs in computing, science, engineering, business, and other professionally related fields.