Employers are looking for individuals who have strong math and computer science skills. This fully accredited bachelor’s degree from PennWest, with its rigorous curriculum and research and internship opportunities, gives you a competitive advantage.
You’ll start with a solid foundation in both math and computer science. You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of programming and computer architecture, becoming fluent in at least five programming languages. You’ll then go on to choose electives such as game programming, computer graphics and special topics in computer science.
Working under the guidance of dedicated professors who are experienced in the field, you’ll grow and learn. They will help you through a two-semester senior capstone sequence where you will develop and fully implement a project and present to the computer science faculty and the program’s advisory board.
Along the way, you’ll start to build a professional network through activities sponsored by the Computer Club and through valuable internships and co-ops. You’ll graduate job-ready on day one.
Accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Ensure you’re learning the most current industry software.
The median annual wage for software developers in 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Computer science is one of the fastest growing academic disciplines today and provides an excellent pathway for career success. Nationwide, there is a strong demand for computer science experts in the government and public sectors, in corporations of all sizes, and in colleges and universities. PennWest alumni currently work in a range of career positions, including director of IT, programmer, web developer, clinical systems analyst, professor, software engineer and applications analyst.
The mission of the computer science program at PennWest is to provide students with a high quality, well rounded education that meets the needs of the Commonwealth. This high quality program focuses on three objectives:
The Computer Science student outcomes are students completing the B.S. in Computer Science will:
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.