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Computer Science Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The computer science College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some computer science majors may have limited enrollment, so in fact you might even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate degree programs can also have majors, such as an Associate in Science (AS) in management information systems. Certificate programs don't have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance certificate in Data Management) which is much more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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Grand Canyon University
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Programs Offered:
  • B.S. in Computer Programming
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Liberty University

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Programs Offered:
  • BS: Computer Science: Cyber-Security
  • BS: Information Systems
  • MS in Information Systems -Technology Management

 
Platt College
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At Platt College, we encourage our students to follow their passions, wherever they may lie, to find a career they love. You’ll find a supportive learning environment and career-focused training designed to help you gain the knowledge and hands-on training you need to succeed. 
Programs Offered:
  • Web Development Programming Diploma Program
  • Information Technology Associate's Degree

 
Northcentral University
  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science
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Syracuse University Computer Science
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Programs Offered:
  • MS in Computer Science

 
Full Sail University - Online
Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.
Programs Offered:
  • Software Development Bachelors - Online
  • Software Development Associates - Online
  • Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (Online)

 
datascience@berkeley
The Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) is an online degree program for professionals looking to advance in the field of data science.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Information and Data Science

 
California College San Diego

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Programs Offered:
  • Computer Programming (AAS)
  • Web Design and Development (BS)
  • Computer Technology & Networking (AAS)

 
Purdue University Global

Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Globaldelivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults.

Programs Offered:
  • AASIT - Programming and Software Development
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Maryville University

Maryville University is a private university in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Programs Offered:
  • Online Master of Science in Software Development
  • Online Master of Science in Data Science

 
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